Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote her first novel as a teenager, and she’s written five others since, including the Wordcandy Featured Book pick Fate, Tattoo, and the 'Killer Squad' series. Her far-fetched premises (magical temporary tattoos, cheerleader spies, etc.) are nicely counterbalanced by her intelligent writing, making her books several cuts above most YA genre fiction.

The many, many sections of Fate that were told in italics.

Ms. Barnes’s books are available via online booksellers, but they can be hard to find in brick-and-mortar stores. We’ve never been sure why, but Meg’s theory is that the cover art for 'The Squad' books look too much like the recent re-releases of the 'Sweet Valley High' books to get this series the kind of sales numbers it deserves.

Other Recommendations:
The 'Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil' series, by Rosemary Clement-Moore
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