Connection to Illinois: Barron lives in Chicago. Biography: Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school.
- ''Rena and the Rising Dark'',
- -- Starred Reviews - Kirkus and School Library Journal
- ''Kingdom of Souls''
- -- Starred Review - School Library Journal
- -- Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022
|Kingdom of Souls
ISBN: 0062870955 OCLC: 1078883267 HarperTeen 2019 Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval. There's only one thing Arrah hasn't tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom's children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit. She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees... unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.
|MAYA AND THE RETURN OF THE GODLINGS.
ISBN: 035810632X OCLC: 1159044876 In this highly anticipated sequel, Maya and the godlings must return to the sinister world of The Dark to retrieve the one thing keeping the veil between the worlds from crumbling: her father's soul. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Willa of the Wood. AGES: 8 to 12 AUTHOR: Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school. Rena has an affinity for good cheese, wine, and nature. For a time, she lived in the Franche-Comte region of France, where she hiked to her heart's content and explored the ruins of old castles. When she's not writing, she can be found running along Lake Michigan or brushing up on her French.
|Maya and the Rising Dark
ISBN: 132863518X OCLC: 1100443518 HMH 2020 A twelve-year-old girl discovers her father is the keeper of the gateway between our world and The Dark, and when he goes missing she'll need to unlock her own powers and fight a horde of spooky creatures set on starting a war--
|Reaper of Souls
ISBN: 006287098X OCLC: 1155162727 HARPERCOLLINS, [S.l.] : 2021.