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Publication Order of Also Known As Books

Also Known As / Spy Society (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going Rogue / Sleuth or Dare (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Ascension Books

The Wicked Ones (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Audrey, Wait! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emmy & Oliver (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far from the Tree (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Year to the Day (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Robin Benway is a bestselling and a national book-award nominee author, who has penned more than six novels, including, AKA book series, Emmy, and Oliver and Audrey, Wait. Benway’s books have received various awards and recognitions including the 2008 Blue Ribbon Award, ALA Best Book Award, and ALA Most Popular Award. Furthermore, a majority of Robin Benway’s novels have received positive reviews from some of the leading reviewers including Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. Furthermore, her novels have been published in more than 20 countries. Far from the Tree is Robin Benway’s most recent novel, which was expected to be published on October 3, 2017.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Robin attended the critically acclaimed NYU. While at NYU, Robin Benway was awarded a Seth Barkas Creative Writing prize. Currently, Robin Benway resides in Los Angeles, a place where she loves to spend her free time with Hudson, her dog, procrastinating on writing and making coffee.

Robin Benway Best Books
Emmy and Oliver
In Emmy and Oliver author Robin Benway, introduces the readers to two best friends, Emily and Oliver. Apart from being next-door neighbors, Emily and Oliver are also best friends. For more than seven years, Emmy and Oliver have grown next to each other. Furthermore, Emily and Oliver have also shared everything including their date of birth. One Friday afternoon, Oliver’s father arrives as expected to pick him up. Thus, no one suspects anything, because Oliver normally spends time with his father during the weekends. However, when Oliver does not report to school on Monday, Emmy begins to worry. Eventually, more than ten years pass by as Emily has no idea where Oliver went. When Oliver was only seven years, he is kidnaped, by the person that everyone least expected, his father.

At 17 years, Oliver is found in one of the apartments in New York. According to Oliver, his life has always been a rollercoaster and a fight between him, his father and the rest of the world. Oliver had been convinced that his mother had abandoned him. Confused and grief-stricken, Oliver had never tried to contact his mother. A decade later, after a serious Google search, reveals that Oliver’s mother had been searching for him for such a long time. After Oliver’s kidnapping, fear has haunted Emily and the entire community. Emmy’s parents who at one point were carefree, have now become extremely strict and curfew abiding jailers. After Oliver’s kidnapping, the entire community has been haunted. Now, Emily is now seventeen years old, and her dreams are to attend UCSD and surf. However, Emily knows that there is a high possibility that her dreams are never going to be fulfilled because her parents have already decided that Emily is going to commute to the university from home.

Instead of allowing Emily to enroll in an extremely dangerous sport like surfing, her parents have allowed her to own at least a car. Eventually, Oliver returns to their hometown and Emily is extremely shocked. Oliver was her best friend for more than seven years. However, Emily cannot help but wonder whether Oliver has completely changed and whether they can still be best friends. Despite the fact that Oliver was not abused or treated badly by his father, Emily cannot help but wonder what Oliver went through. Furthermore, Emily wonders whether Oliver would want to live with his mother considering the fact that he has traveled around the world for most of his life.

Apart from refusing to give up the search for Oliver, Oliver’s mother in some way gave up living. However, Oliver’s mother got married again and had two twins. Emily babysits the two girls each week. Despite the fact that Oliver was never found, her life still moved on. With that said, Emmy and Oliver is an intriguing and entertaining book, which not only exposes the everyday dilemmas of a teenager but also tackles some extremely serious and mature issues. Author Robin Benway does an excellent job of skillfully intertwining a compelling mixture of friendship, diversity, lightheartedness and psychology.

Audrey, Wait
In Audrey, Wait we meet with Audrey, a normal teenage girl who apart from her profound love for music, also attends concerts, has a boyfriend who is a musician, works at an ice-cream store and loves to spend time with her best friend. However, Audrey boyfriend appears to be getting slowly old, and thus, Audrey knew it was time for them to part ways. After list making and support from Victoria, her best friend, Audrey manages to break-up with Evan quietly and then plans to move ahead with her life. However, after their break-up, Audrey gets the inspiration to pen down a song about Audrey. When Evans played the song on their next big gig, one of the biggest producers in the country was watching. Audrey’s day-to-day life eventually gets turned inside out, when the song becomes one of the biggest hits.

Eventually, Audrey is not only mobbed by fans but also the paparazzi as well. With that said, Audrey, Wait is a fast-paced novel which starts out with an great hook and does not let the readers down until the final pages. The novel has a heart to it, and the readers will ride along with Audrey, a self-proclaimed music fan who at first loves the ride but eventually comes to hate the ride, especially because she cannot have a private life anymore. Audrey ends up becoming extremely popular, such that she is even not allowed to attend classes due to the disruption that she is going to cause.

Also Known As
In Also Known As author Robin Benway introduces the readers to Maggie Silver. For a long time, Maggie Silver has never minded her rather unusual life. Maggie Silver’s life involves cracking up safes for one of the best spy organizations in the world and traversing the world with her extremely cool parents. Spending time with her parents beats spending time with cliques and high school as well. However, when Maggie’s parents are finally sent for their very first solo assignment in New York City, Maggie’s world is completely transformed. Maggie eventually finds herself attending private schools with several hundreds of mean schoolgirls. Furthermore, Maggie has to overlook the temptation of overriding the school’s security system.

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