About The Author

Karen Healey

“I was born in 1981. I am not dead yet.”

Karen Healey is a young adult novelist.
She is the author of the urban fantasies GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD and THE SHATTERING, both set in New Zealand, and the sci-fi adventure WHEN WE WAKE.
GUARDIAN OF THE DEAD won the 2010 Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award.

Karen writes books about tough girls with brains and interesting boys with secrets. She likes nail art, superheroes, and musical soundtracks. She technically lives in New Zealand, but really lives on the Internet.


When We Wake
Book #1 in When We Wake Series
By Karen Healey

This is a lot of rambling instead of an actual review, but I wanted to put on paper (oh well) screen some thoughts before I get to read other books and forget about this one. So.. the truth is that the story had a lot of potential – I did enjoy reading it and I think that many people might…

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