What Others Are Saying

“A tale of teenage rebellion in the tradition of classics ranging from The Outsiders to The Hunger Games, Veronica Bane’s fantasy novella explores the timeless themes of growing up, finding one’s inner strength, and discovering where one belongs. The titular antiheroine and her flawed-but-lovable band of “unusuals” are characters that will resonate with teen audiences and older readers alike.” – Ashley Heaton, Editor

Mara is a Veronica Bane’s fanciful coming-of-age story steeped in a particularly fiery brand of teenage angst. Something like The Outsiders by way of Carrie, in other words perfect for a heavy bout of high school nostalgia while sweating out that hangover.” – Michael Woodsmall,

Mara shows how a novella should be done…” – Emily, LitUp Review

Mara skillfully blends heavier issues with great action and believable teenage attitudes.” – Maria P., Reading the Alphabet

“Author Veronica Bane has a unique voice; the story feels very real and gritty…” – Mandy Curtis, Forever Young Adult

“The story is fast-paced and suspenseful, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.” – Kayla Sanchez, The Thousand Lives

“Mara is a perfect blend of action-packed scenes and fantasy elements with a little humor and drama revolving around very different and unique teenage characters.” – Francine Soleil, Always Lost in Books


Unusuals in the Blogosphere

Mara was featured as one of 15 Books You Should Be Fangirling Over on Buzzfeed

Mara was a spotlight book on The Book Cellar

Interview with Veronica at LitUp Review

Interview with Veronica at In Libris Veritas

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