Amanda Hocking

Visit Amanda Hocking's Web Site.

Night Owl Reviews provides author pages for published authors. To update or get an author page of your own, just click here!

Author: Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

All three books in her Trylle Trilogy are available now and were recently optioned for a film. The first four books in her vampire series - My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Wisdom are out, along with Letters to Elise, a novella about Peter. Hollowland is the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows.

Library

Crystal Kingdom - The Kanin Chronicles, #3

Crystal Kingdom
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781250049889
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Cast out by her kingdom and far from home, she's the Kanin people's only hope.

Bryn Aven-unjustly charged with murder and treason-is on the run. The one person who can help is her greatest enemy, the gorgeous and enigmatic Konstantin Black. Konstantin is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom and threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. But can she trust him?

As Bryn fights to clear her name, the Kanin rulers' darkest secrets are coming to light... and now the entire troll world is on the brink of war. Will it tear Bryn from Ridley Dresden, the only guy she's ever loved? And can she join forces with Finn Holms and the Trylle kingdom? Nothing is as it seems, but one thing is certain: an epic battle is underway-and when it's complete, nothing will ever be the same...


Ice Kissed - Kanin Chronicles, #2

Ice Kissed
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250049872
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…

Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It's a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that's been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it's also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss Ridley Dresden is overseeing the mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level--one neither of them is prepared for.

As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it'll change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.


Frostfire - Kanin Chronicles, #1

Frostfire
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250049827
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Hidden deep in the heart of a snow-covered wilderness lies the secret kingdom of the Kanin—a magical realm as beautiful as it is treacherous…Bryn Aven has never fit into Kanin society. Her blond hair and blue eyes set her apart as an outsider—a half-blood unable to hold a respectable rank. But she’s determined to prove herself as a loyal protector of the kingdom she loves. Her dream is to become a member of the King’s elite guard, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way…not even her growing feelings for her boss, Ridley Dresden. A relationship between them is strictly forbidden, but Bryn can’t fight her attraction to him. And she’s beginning to think he feels it too. Meanwhile, there’s an attack on the kingdom—one that will test Bryn’s strength like never before. Finally, she has the chance to confront Konstantin Black, the traitor who tried to kill her father years ago. It’s up to Bryn to put a stop to him before he strikes again. But is she willing to risk everything to protect a kingdom that doesn’t accept her for who she really is? And when her mission brings her closer to Ridley, will she be able to deny her heart?

Age Range: 12 - 18 years / Grade Level: 7 and up


Tidal - Watersong, #3

Tidal
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250008114
  • Release: 2013-06-04
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Supernatural, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Don't miss Tidal, the spellbinding third book in the Watersong series by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking!

Gemma and Harper Fisher are facing the fight of their lives.  Gemma has been cursed with extraordinary powers that have a terrifying dark side, but she’s finally found what she needs—a way to break the curse and become human again.  But finding the means to do it will be her greatest challenge yet.  And now Penn, Lexi and Thea—the gorgeous but deadly creatures who cursed her—are determined to kill her before she has a chance.  Making matters worse, Penn has her sights set on Daniel—the guy Harper loves—and Penn always gets what she wants.

As Gemma and Harper race to break the curse before it’s too late, they’re thrust deeper into a mythical world of immortal secrets.  They must delve into their enemies’ past to find the answers they need, even if it means being drawn deeper into their savagely beautiful world.  But one of the girls is not what she seems…and Gemma finds an unlikely ally as she struggles to save herself.  But will it be enough to break an ancient curse that no one has ever escaped alive?


Lullaby - Watersong, Bk 2

Lullaby
  • Number: 9781250008107
  • Release: 2013-04-16
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Supernatural, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

“Great chemistry plus relationships that just make your heart ache. Get your hands on Lullaby now!”—YA Book Central

What if you could have beauty, magical power and immortality—but they came at a terrible price?

Gemma Fisher has fallen under an ancient curse—and inherited all the strange new powers that came along with it.  Now she’s more beautiful and powerful than ever, but she’s also plagued by unspeakable hungers…and she’s not sure how much longer she can resist.  A danger to everyone she loves, she has no choice but to leave her old life behind and enter a strange new world filled with breathtaking beauty…and dark secrets.

Harper won’t give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to bring her home no matter what the cost.  The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely-guarded independence like never before.  She’s always been the strong one who everyone else depends on…can she let herself depend on Daniel?

As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma’s old life may be lost forever…unless her friends can save her.

Prepare to fall under the spell of Lullaby, the second book in the Watersong series from New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.


Wake - Watersong, #1

Wake
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250008121
  • Release: 2012-08-07
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Supernatural, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs.  She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door.  He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back.  Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever.  She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove.  They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price.  And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.


Ascend - Trylle Novels, #3

Ascend
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250006332
  • Release: 2012-04-24
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world.  Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you’ll never guess how it ends!

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?

The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 

Everything has been leading to this moment.  The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.


Torn - Trylle Novels, #2

Torn
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250006325
  • Release: 2012-02-28
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world.  Step into the world of the Trylle, and prepare to be enchanted….

When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story…

She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction.

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she’s ever wanted…in both worlds.

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “One Day, Three Ways,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.


Switched - Trylle Trilogy, #1

Switched
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250006318
  • Release: 2012-01-03
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Buy Now

Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world, and Switched is the book that started the phenomenon.  Prepare to be enchanted…

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit.  But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.   

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

As a special gift to readers, this book contains a new, never-before-published bonus story, “The Vittra Attacks,” set in the magical world of the Trylle.


Every Witch Way But Wicked

Every Witch Way But Wicked
  • Stars
  • Number: B005RELF5S
  • Release: 2011-09-30
  • Authors: T. C. LoTempio, Rose Pressey, Amanda Hocking, Edie Ramer, Barbra Annino, Dale Mayer, Misty Evans, Camilla Chafer, Wren Emerson, Terri Reid, J.L Bryan, Christiana Miller, Debora Geary
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Supernatural, Seasonal / Holiday, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

This compilation is 60,000 words. Proceeds go to Kids Need to Read - Nathan Fillion's charity that promotes literacy and ignites imagination.

Foreword by Amanda Hocking Take twelve paranormal authors. Toss them together in one anthology. Add a dash of romance, a pinch of humor and a dollop of mystery. Stir in a few ghosts, a handful of sorcerers and garnish with magic for the perfect witch's brew.


Wisdom - Volume 4

Wisdom
  • Number: 9781453816981
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones.

On top of that, the child vampire is running loose, and its attracting some very unwanted attention...


My Blood Approves

My Blood Approves
  • Number: B003HGGHTW
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood...


Fate - Volume 2

Fate
  • Number: B003JBHP4G
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

Fate - the second installment in the My Blood Approves series... Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural and real life with her brother Milo. Jack - her sorta vampire boyfriend - keeps her at arm's length to keep her safe.

As for his brother Peter... she's not sure where he's at, or what he wants with her. Worse still, she's not even sure what she wants with Peter.

When tragedy happens, Alice finds herself struggling with a terrible choice. Her decision has consequences that reach farther than she'd ever imagined...


Flutter - Volume 3

Flutter
  • Number: B003O2SHKG
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham.

Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is... more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead.

Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him.


Hollowland - The Hollows, #1

Hollowland
  • Number: B00466H8JK
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Buy Now

Hollowland - the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows..

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

This is a young adult title with some language, violence, and mild sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.