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Karen Healey (1) (1981–)

Autor(a) de Guardian of the Dead

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12+ Works 1,304 Membros 115 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Karen Healey is an author who made the New Zealand Children's Book Award 2015 shortlist with her title While We Run. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Karen Healey

Guardian of the Dead (2010) 531 exemplares
When We Wake (2013) 380 exemplares
The Shattering (2011) 244 exemplares
While We Run (2014) 119 exemplares
Persephone in Bloom 7 exemplares
The Unicorn Bell 2 exemplares
Teen Movie Times 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance (2012) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Tales for Canterbury: Survival, Hope, Future (2011) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Jingle Spells: Witchy Christmas Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Aotearoa / New Zealand
New Zealand
Locais de residência
Christchurch, New Zealand
Goldblatt, Barry



Aphrodite and Heph ran into each other in Persephone in Bloom. Aphrodite is a model/actress who wants to convince the media she’s moved on from her ex; Heph is an IT security specialist who wants to stop his older sisters’ meddling from match-making. They embark on a fake-dating arrangement.

This was fun. But it was also thoughtful about things, including who is to blame when a powerful married man has an affair with a teenage girl (that would be Aphrodite’s backstory). And the way people approach and accept their disabilities. Heph’s use of mobility aids is such a matter-of-fact part of his life, but he hasn’t had the option of hiding that part of himself, whereas Aphrodite has been able to keep her learning difficulties a secret.

“This may shock you,” Heph said solemnly, “but I do know something about how difficult it is to move through a world that wasn’t made for you.”
Aphrodite widened her eyes at him. “No way!”
… (mais)
Herenya | Oct 29, 2023 |
A contemporary romance retelling of Hades and Persephone, in which they both work for the same magazine publishing company. He’s head of finance, down in the basement, and she’s a new intern.

I enjoyed this. Perhaps it doesn’t offer everything I want in a contemporary romance, but it was a good I’m-home-in-bed-sick distraction -- and because I was sick, I didn’t feel a need to think analytically about it.
Herenya | 1 outra crítica | Oct 29, 2023 |
A charming revisioning of the Persephone tale as a modern-world romance. Demeter here is a narcissistic mother Persephone needs to get away from but keeps getting drawn back to; Persephone is an aspiring designer; Hades is an acrophobic co-owner of the fashion magazine Persephone's got an internship in. From a bumbling meet-cute, romance blooms. The characters are adorable; the side characters promise further adorable romances in the series.
zeborah | 1 outra crítica | May 30, 2023 |
A stitch-witch costumer hired on for a hgh-profile fantasy movie filming in New Zealand discovers the production is mysteriously cursed. This was a lovely fun read. I enjoyed the details of the filming and costuming setting, and the mystery was resolved very satisfactorily. The relationship between Our Heroine and Our Hero was also lovely. Sadly I got a bit too(?) invested in the script woes, and wished that could have been resolved too (perhaps it would have required too much coincidence) - also I now desperately want to watch the Regency space opera TV show mentioned at the end....… (mais)
zeborah | Mar 25, 2023 |



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