Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son. Visit her website at www.joellecharbonneau.com.
Praise for The Testing (star) The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers' imaginations. . . . Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative.--Publishers Weekly, starred review I galloped through this excellent read; I was in suspense the whole time.--Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series "The Testing is a chilling and devious dystopian thriller that all fans of The Hunger Games will simply devour. Joelle Charbonneau writes with guts and nerve but also great compassion and heart. Highly recommended."--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Rot & Ruin and Flesh & Bone
Charbonneau jumps into the packed dystopia field with a
mashup of Veronica Roth's Divergent and Suzanne Collins' Hunger
Games trilogy, but she successfully makes her story her
own.--Kirkus Charbonneau is a fantastic story teller and this book
is a tribute to that background. The intrigue in The Testing passes
evaluation of what a good dystopian novel should represent.--VOYA
The plot twists are well integrated and will keep readers on edge
awaiting the next volume.--Horn Book The influence of The Hunger
Games is obvious, and The Testing will satisfy readers who want
similar dystopian adventures. --SLJ Praise for Independent
Study Fast-paced and full of crosses and double-crosses, right to
the cliffhanger ending.
--Booklist A tense, paranoid story in which layers of treachery, deceit, and danger are peeled away one by one. . . Charbonneau makes excellent use of her dystopian theme in a twisty story that hits its mark.
--Publishers Weekly [A] compelling mix of new lies, double crosses, and increasingly menacing government figures focused on destroying Cia.
--Kirkus Fans of The Testing will be thrilled with this new installment and will be anxiously waiting for the story's conclusion.
--School Library Journal Charbonneau has created an elegantly organized plot that will keep the reader engaged and wondering how this richly layered plot will unfold...The tension and conflict will have readers at the edge of their seats as the imagery and complexities of the characters and plot design are exposed.
--VOYA Praise for Graduation Day Charbonneau's portrayal of a ravaged future America attempting to rebuild itself is gripping, filled with surprises and complicated questions of right versus wrong. As in the previous books, Charbonneau remains focused on philosophical worries and moral tests over spectacle and bloodshed, with multiple layers and twists to keep readers forever guessing.
--Publisher's Weekly Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride.
--Kirkus Charbonneau delivers nail-biting suspense that fans of the series have come to love.