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Holly Black

  • 5 stars across 54 books
Holly Black is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles and has written many other contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. The Spiderwick Chronicles were adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures, which was released in February 2008. To date, the Spiderwick books have been translated into 32 languages.

Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. She followed this up with Valiant, which was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, along with Ironside, the sequel to Tithe.

Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. For more information about her, please visit


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2nd January 2018

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book . . . intoxicating" - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Si... MoreThe Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

(9 reviews) Review
1st September 2011

The Field Guide

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chroniclesin which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many un... MoreThe Field Guide

(8 reviews) Review
1st February 2008

The Ironwood Tree

First a pack vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world... MoreThe Ironwood Tree

(6 reviews) Review
1st September 2011

Lucinda's Secret

Book 3 in the hugely popular series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. Things at the Grace residence are getting completely... MoreLucinda's Secret

(5 reviews) Review
11th September 2014

Magisterium: The Iron Trial

From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magi... MoreMagisterium: The Iron Trial

(5 reviews) Review
22nd August 2019

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

Second in the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy. This novel and the sequel The Queen of Nothing - are the winners of/w... MoreThe Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

(5 reviews) Review
1st February 2008

The Seeing Stone

The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. At f... MoreThe Seeing Stone

(4 reviews) Review
23rd July 2020

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

GOODREADS BEST FANTASY YA 2020. The intoxicating and bloodthirsty finale to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Pri... MoreThe Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

(4 reviews) Review
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