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Publication Order of Into the Wild Books

Into the Wild (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Wild (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Lost Books

Publication Order of The Queens of Renthia Books

The Queen of Blood (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Queen (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of Sorrow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deepest Blue (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ice (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enchanted Ivy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drink, Slay, Love (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vessel (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conjured (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Power (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Could Not Dream (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey Across the Hidden Islands (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Girl's Story (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire and Heist (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spark (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race the Sands (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catalyst (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bone Maker (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Even and Odd (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shelterlings (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake House (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lies Among Us (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spellshop (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Roar and Sparkles Go to School (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Demigods and Monsters(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Done It?(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sarah Beth Durst is an award-winning author, who has penned more than ten fantasy books for teens, adults, and kids. Durst is widely known for the Drink, Slay, and Love, which has been recently adapted for a feature film, under the same name. The Reluctant Queen is Sarah Beth Durst’s most recent novel and was published by Harper Voyager in July 2017. Sarah Beth Durst’s most recent children fantasy novel is titled Journey Across the Hidden Islands and was published by Clarion Books on April 2017. Roar and Sparkles was Sarah Beth’s very first picture book and was published by Running Press Kids in June 2017. As a highly gifted author, Sarah Beth Durst is the recipient of ALA Alex Award and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.

Durst has also been a finalist in the SFWA Andre Norton Awards more than three times. After Sarah Beth Durst was admitted to Princeton University, she took an English major. During this period, Sarah Beth Durst wrote about dragons and even wondered what the gargoyles in the campus were going to say if they could talk. Currently, Sarah resides in Stony Broke with her children, husband and her very ill-mannered cat.

Sarah Beth Durst Best Books
In Ice author, Sarah Beth introduces the readers to Cassie, a young girl who does not believe in fairy tales. During her bedtime, Gram used to narrate to Cassie a bedtime story, which was about her mother. According to the narrative, Cassie’s mother was stolen by the North Wind and then placed under captivity by the trolls. Cassie lives with her father, who is a scientist at one of the leading research stations located in the Arctic. After seeing his father work for the most part of her early life, Cassie is more than determined to follow his father’s analytical and logical footsteps. Cassie has no time for believing in fantasies. Furthermore, as she got older, Cassie came to the realization that stolen by the wind was just a simple way of telling her that her mother had passed away. During her eighteenth birthday, Cassie begins to track a polar bear, which eventually leads her to the icy waters.

Cassie is more than determined to tag the bear, which in turn will assist in her research. However, when the bear manages to escape through a wall of ice, Cassie comes to the realization that the bear was no ordinary bear. Cassie has no other option but heads back to her home. She explains what she had seen to her dad, who panics. It is at this point that his father comes to the realization that the narrative, which Cassie had been told when she was a kid, was true. Cassie is now going to be the bride to the bear. Instead of going passively with the bear, Cassie makes a promise that she is going to first strike a deal with the bear. Cassie informs the bear that she is only going to get married to him if he was going to assist her to locate her parents.

The bear agrees to the deal, and it does not take long before the girl who did not believe in fairy tales begins to live her own fairy tale. The bear into his enchanted castle carries Cassie. Eventually, the two develop an unlikely friendship, which ultimately turns into a friendship. The bear is a munaqsri, collects the souls of dead bears and in the process ensures that souls are reincarnated into baby bears. Cassie eventually uses her knowledge and skills to improve the likelihoods. Apart from being colleagues, Cassie and the polar bear are romantic partners. Ultimately, Cassie breaks a taboo and eventually loses her romantic partner, the bear to the trolls. Thus, Cassie embarks on an impossible journey to rescue the bear. Apart from being smart, Cassie is also extremely brave, resourceful and a fierce heroine.

Despite the fact that Cassie is not likable, she is still very dynamic. Throughout the novel, Cassie takes death-defying risks, strikes bargains, tricks people and tells lies. Author Sarah Beth has done an excellent task of vividly describing the prose, which happens to one of Ice’s strength. The main reason why Ice is a quick read is mainly that it moves rapidly and is not that long.

Many years ago, the turtle people settled in the deserts before dividing their community into numerous clans. This was an extremely difficult way of life, and thus a lot of people died due to the harsh conditions in the desert. The souls of the people who had died began to wonder on the earth’s surface before they eventually located the Dreaming, a place where the remained. However, after seeing how their people were suffering, the souls of the dead could not rest in peace. And thus, the souls of the ancestors, came together using the magic of Dreaming and in turn created the Gods, one for each of the clans. Nonetheless, the souls of gods cannot just occupy any body; their souls must enter the bodies of a vessel. The souls can only enter into the body of someone who has a connection with dreaming and it’s magic.

Liyana was selected as the vessel for her clan and for a long time was prepared fully to become a vessel for a goddess. Liyana truly loves her family and her life as well. However, she has prepared herself so that she can die and her community can survive. Eventually, the day of the goddess to arrive eventually arrives and Liyana realizes that she has to say goodbye to her loved ones. After saying goodbye, Liyana leaves the community as she dances into the darkness calling for the goddess. Despite the fact that Liyana did everything right, the goddess did not come. Thus, her entire clan deems Liyana unworthy and decides to leave her behind. Liyana becomes extremely devasted and thus expects that she is going to die alone in the desert. However, one day, a god walks into Liyana’s life. Korybyn is the name of the trickster god, who approaches Korybn.

Korybn brings news to Liyana that most of the gods had been kidnapped. With that said, Vessel is a brilliant novel that sounds much similar to an old-fashioned adventure. The vessel features a thought-provoking premise that the readers are definitely going to appreciate.

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