Of Jamaican heritage, Ciannon Smart grew up in a small town in the south-east of England. As the only daughter in a house full of boisterous sons, she developed a voracious appetite for reading from an early age, preferring anarchy in stories rather than real life. In YA she loves her heroines exactly as she loves her villains: wilful, wily, and unpredictable. When not writing, Ciannon can be found reading, painting, or taking the long way home to listen to a good song more than once.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The City of Brass by S.A Chakrabort
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor
Vengeful V.E Schwab
The Cruel Prince Holly Black