Simone Snaith is an author of Fantasy & Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, and New Adult novels. She also sings in the Los Angeles band Turning Violet and writes for The Los Angeles BeatHer new YA Fantasy, BETWEEN THE WATER & THE WOODS (Holiday House), featuring illustrations by Sara Kipin, is available wherever books are sold.  

Background art by Audrey Knight


Between The Water & The Woods

"a beautifully written story that feels more like an ageless fable than a contemporary novel."

- Online Eccentric Librarian

"A beautiful story about love family and nature . . . recommended for its lush descriptions and wonderful storytelling."

- Milky Way of Books


"reminiscent of an old fairytale . . . the relationship between Emeline and her brother is one of the most realistic I’ve seen in a fantasy setting . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this book."

- The Omnibus Publishing
"A delightfully fresh fantasy that mixes science and magic in fascinatingly complex ways."

- School Library Journal

"a twisting plot to go with her exquisite characters and understandable humor . . . 4 or 5 stars."

- Knox County Public Library
"Political intrigue, magic, knights, dark creatures, a small love story, and an intense battle . . . keep the pages turning."  

- School Library Connection

"Fantasy, adventure, family, and sweet romance . . . True YA, with characters who act like teens . . . 5 stars."

- author Audrey Dion

"The magical description, romance, and lovely illustrations make it a nice cozy read! . . . #4 Best Books I've Read in 2019"

- Big Book Energies on Twitter

"This book was so good, the characters, the plot, the dialogue, it was truly an amazing read"

- Teen Reads

"This book read like a fairy tale . . . highly enjoyed, highly recommend"

- Wandering Bookish on Instagram

"Read it for these: the world she built . . . the battle between magic and science; an observation of poverty and wealth. . . a parent-child relationship that is (shockingly for a YA novel) loving and mutually respectful."

- Rain On All Parades on Instagram


In The Drawing

"I loved seeing Simone's heart and soul being poured into this one, with the same amount of eloquence her other books possess. This one, while still fantasy oriented and a bit of romance thrown in, it struck a different chord; it made you truly think and feel" 

The Indigo Stone

"the romance was done really well...despite being on her own all her life Eine STILL was a boss and didn't depend on others"

"I was completely entranced with the book from the moment it started." 

"I really loved the worldbuilding & magic system, and I wish it was a series!" 

"A well written fantasy. I really liked young Eine...The characters are all well developed." 

"Filled with powers, relate-able characters, and a beautiful world detailed well by the author." 

"Magic mixes with steampunk in this very readable fantasy adventure." 

From The Ashes

"This is an original addition to the vampire genre, with enough action and intrigue to keep me turning the pages." 

"This was such a great vampire story! One of the better I've read had it all, suspense, romance, a little bit action and drama." 

"I liked this story for the cursed love story that it was. I rooted for Lundy to find a way to stay alive this time." 

Through The Eyes

"I like the juxtaposition of her two worlds, the supernatural and the mundane...You can certainly pick this book up if you haven't read the first" 

"Simone Snaith has two very extraordinary books: From The Ashes and the follow up Through The Eyes...Sweet and poignant love that makes you want to be drawn into their little world and stop the awful curse yourself" 


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