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Maggie Stiefvater is an American #1 New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy and children's fiction.

She is best known for writing the fantasy book series, The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven Cycle.

Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Maggie attended Mary Washington College where she graduated with a B.A. in history.

Upon completing her studies, she embarked on a career as a portrait artist with a specialization in equestrian art, with her exceptional talent garnering international recognition.

A wife and mother of two children, Maggie currently lives in the stunning Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with her family, alongside several cows, goats and dogs.

Equipped with a diverse range of artistic interests, Maggie plays several musical instruments, including the bagpipes, and creates art in several media, with colored pencils being her biggest preference.

More about Maggie Stiefvater

Genres: Children's Book, Fantasy / SF, Young Adult

Born: 1981

United States


Non Series

  • The Scorpio Races (2011)
  • All the Crooked Saints (2017)
  • Bravely (2022)

Spirit Animals

  1. Hunted (Book 2) (2014)

Books of Faerie

  1. Lament (2008)
  2. Ballad (2009)

Curiosities (Co-authored with Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff)

  1. The Curiosities (2012)
  2. The Anatomy of Curiosity (2015)

Dreamer Trilogy

  1. Call Down the Hawk (2019)
  2. Mister Impossible (2021)
  3. Greywaren (2022)

Graphic Novels

  1. Swamp Thing: Twin Branches (2020)

Pip Bartlett (Co-authored with Jackson Pearce)

  1. Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (2015)
  2. Pip Bartlett's Guide to Unicorn Training (2017)
  3. Pip Bartlett's Guide to Sea Monsters (2018)

Raven Cycle

  1. The Raven Boys (2012)
  2. The Dream Thieves (2013)
  3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (2014)
  4. The Raven King (2016)
  5. Opal: A Raven Cycle Novella (2018)

Wolves of Mercy Falls

  1. Shiver (2009)
  2. Linger (2010)
  3. Forever (2011)
  4. Sinner (2014)
Spirit Animals
Books of Faerie
Curiosities (Co-authored with Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Scorpio Races

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0545224918
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
All the Crooked Saints

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. 

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0545930819
Publisher: Scholastic Press

What if you had one year to save everything you loved?


Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family—jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets— and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.


But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope: convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal consequences.


Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all – herself?


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09D8RJX93
Publisher: Disney Press

Spirit Animals

Hunted (Book 2)

In the world of Erdas, only a rare few are able to summon a spirit animal in the way Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have. The bond they share with their animals is a partnership that allows them to access more-than-human abilities.

But what if there was another way to create a spirit animal--to force the bond, giving the human partner total control? And what if someone with selfish intensions was offered this gift . . . with a catch?

The four young heroes have barely had time to come together as a team, and their own spirit animal bonds are still greatly untested. But now they face a brutal confrontation against an enemy who will break any rule to defeat them.

NB: Here is the complete list of books in the series by various authors:

1. Wild Born (2013) by Brandon Mull

2. Hunted (2014) by Maggie Stiefvater

3. Blood Ties (2014) by Garth Nix and Sean Williams

4. Fire and Ice (2014) by Shannon Hale

5. Against the Tide (2014) by Tui T Sutherland

6. Rise and Fall (2014) by Eliot Schrefer

7. The Evertree (2015) by Marie Lu

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-9351031925
Publisher: Scholastic India

Books of Faerie


Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand―one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass―a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky―and equally dangerous―dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. 

Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind . . .

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0738713700
Publisher: Flux

Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you.

James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween―the day of the dead―draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0738714844
Publisher: Flux

Curiosities (Co-authored with Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff)

The Curiosities

From acclaimed and New York Times best-selling YA authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff comes The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories.

• A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.

• Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.

• A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).

These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction.

But The Curiosities is more than the stories. Since 2008, Maggie, Tessa, and Brenna have posted more than 250 works of short fiction to their website Their goal was simple: create a space for experimentation and improvisation in their writing―all in public and without a backspace key.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1467716239
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
The Anatomy of Curiosity

The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff.

In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor.

In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert's curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn't know how to love.

In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.

Three new stories―complete with commentary on the creative process―from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers.


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1541514805
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®

Dreamer Trilogy

Call Down the Hawk

The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming -- they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives -- they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed . . .

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1338188332
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Mister Impossible

Something is happening to the source of the dreamers' power. It is blocked. Diminished. Weak. If it goes away entirely, what will happen to the dreamers and those who depend on them?

Ronan Lynch isn't planning to wait and find out. Backed by his mentor, Bryde, he is ready to do what needs to be done to save the dreamers and the dreamed . . . even if it takes him far from his family and the boy he loves.

Jordan Hennessy knows she will not survive if the dreaming fails. So she plunges into a dark underworld in order to find an object that may sustain her.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is afraid of the dreamers -- which is why she's agreed to hunt them down. The closer she gets, though, the more complicated her feelings become. Will the dreamers destroy the world . . . or will the world be destroyed trying to eliminate the dreamers?

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1407192390
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

This is the story of the Lynch family.

Niall and Mór escaped their homeland for a new start, and lost themselves in what they found.

Declan has grown up as the responsible son, the responsible brother--only to find there is no way for him to keep his family safe.

Ronan has always lived on the edge between dreams and waking... but now that edge is gone, and he is falling.

Matthew has been the happy child, the brightest beam. But rebellion beckons, because it all feels like an illusion now.

This world was not made for such a family--a family with the power to make a world and break it. If they cannot save each other or themselves, we are all doomed.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-0702323737
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Graphic Novels

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches

Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but the two are inseparable. For their last summer before college, Alec and Walker leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined.

While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, laboratory, Alex recedes into a summer-school laboratory, because he brought something from home on their trip--it's an experiment that will soon consume him. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1401293239
Publisher: DC Comics

Pip Bartlett (Co-authored with Jackson Pearce)

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend, Tomas, is allergic to most magical creatures. 

When things go amok - and they often go amok - Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston's Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn't just require book knowledge - it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. 

For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they're agitated) invade your town, it's not enough to know what the fuzzles are - Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles' agitation to its source, and in doing so save the whole town.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1407148632
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Unicorn Training

From best-selling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes the second installment in a series bursting with magical creatures and whimsical adventures. Now that the mystery of the exploding Fuzzles has been solved, it's up to Pip and Tomas to save their town from another magical troublemaker...the Unicorn.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1407148663
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Sea Monsters

From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes the third installment in a series bursting with magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.

Pip and Tomas have deal with magical creatures that burst into flames and runaway unicorns. Now they have to go under the sea to deal with a new group of magical SEA creatures that are very cute but also a load of trouble.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B074P8Z8PT
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Raven Cycle

The Raven Boys

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0545424936
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
The Dream Thieves

If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself. One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams. And sometimes he's not the only one who wants those things. Ronan is one of the raven boys - a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan's secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface - changing everything in its wake.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0545424950
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.

Mothers can disappear.

Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545424974
Publisher: Scholastic Press
The Raven King

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0545424998
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Opal: A Raven Cycle Novella

An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B079MFCV2B
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Wolves of Mercy Falls


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1407145761
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

The longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

The loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human.

The linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces - wolf and human - with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0545682794
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.


That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.


Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment--a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0545682800
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her.


Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes...but what's the point? What is there to win?


Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to save each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545654593
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.