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Adrienne Kress
"With a crisp, engaging voice and sharp wit, Adrienne Kress is always a treat to read." - Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAdrienne Kress is an actor and author residing in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of two children's novels and two young adult novels: ALEX AND THE... show more

"With a crisp, engaging voice and sharp wit, Adrienne Kress is always a treat to read." - Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAdrienne Kress is an actor and author residing in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of two children's novels and two young adult novels: ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN (Scholastic), TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE (Scholastic), THE FRIDAY SOCIETY (Penguin) and OUTCAST (Diversion Books). Published around the world, ALEX AND THE IRONIC GENTLEMAN, was featured in the New York Post as a "Post Potter Pick," as well as on the CBS early show. It also won the Heart of Hawick award in the UK. The sequel, TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE, was nominated for the Audie, Red Cedar and Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards, and was optioned for film. And her debut YA, THE FRIDAY SOCIETY (Penguin), was nominated for the Quill Award and was optioned for television. She's contributed to anthologies: CORSETS & CLOCKWORK (YA Steampunk Romance short story anthology, Running Press Kids), THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE (an essay anthology analysing the Hunger Games series - Smart Pop) and THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING FOR THE YOUNG ADULT (Dragon Moon Press). She also wrote, produced and directed the play A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY for both the Summerworks Festival in Toronto, Canada, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. And she co-wrote/produced/directed (and even starred in) the webseries RYAN GOSLING MUST BE STOPPED.Adrienne is also an actor with an honours BA in theatre from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of LAMDA's post-graduate classical acting programme in the UK. Some of her recent theatre roles include Connie in COME BLOW YOUR HORN (Classic Theatre Festival), First Lady in A MASKED BALL (Canadian Opera Company), Alisa in SWOON! (nation.theatre), Ellie Powers in DUEL OF AGES (True Edge Productions), and Lady Capulet in ROMEO AND JULIET (Tempest Theatre Group). Choice roles while in the UK: Solveig in PEER GYNT (Dale Teater Kompani), Chatillon in KING JOHN (The Space), and Dusty in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Chaplins Entertainment). She can also be seen in the horror flicks THE DEVIL'S MILE (Grover's Mill) and WOLVES (directed by David Hayter), and the SyFy show, LOST GIRL.Her website www.AdrienneKress.com
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Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 3 years ago
Huzzah! Another excellent installment in The Explorers series! To say that I've been waiting eagerly for this book is an understatement. When last we left Evie and Sebastian, they had both grown so much as characters. They had struggled with their views of the world being thrown in chaos, come out t...
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YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it 3 years ago
Perfect for fans of steampunk-flavoured girl-power adventures, The Friday Society is an alternate history mystery with SFF elements featuring three girls learning and wielding different kinds of power. Assistants to an inventor, a stage magician, and a combat and self-defense instructor, the three t...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 4 years ago
The Friday Society is set in London in the year 1900 and stars three different girls: Cora, Michiko, and Nellie. Cora used to sell flowers on the streets but now has a comfortable and endlessly interesting life as Lord White’s lab assistant. Unfortunately, it looks like Lord White might be planning ...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 4 years ago
So much fun! That was the first coherent thought that raced through my brain as I crossed the finish line of The Door in the Alley. Everyone knows that I love a good middle grade book. Coincidentally, my favorite type of middle grade book though, is the kind that doesn't talk down to its readers. Th...
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TwistedAlyce rated it 5 years ago
I was Lucky enough to be a beta reader for this book.First of all it was great to get back to the Wonderland that Frank Beddor introduced us to in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy.The only character from the trilogy was a young Hatter Madigan, here we get to see a different side to the Hatter we all k...
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