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Cass, Kiera

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1981-    ) US author whose first novel, The Siren (2009; rev 2016), is fantasy [for Mermaids see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy below]. She is of sf interest for the Young Adult Dystopian Selection sequence beginning with The Selection (2012), set in a land called Illéa, which seems to be a confabulated version of a distant Near Future America, though Illéa is in fact a monarchy, with a population divided into ten rigidly controlled castes. Romance across caste lines governs the narrative as a whole; after some decades American society has become less stratified, though dangers remain. The Betrothed sequence beginning with The Betrothed (2020) is romance fantasy. [JC]

Kiera Cass

born Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 19 May 1981



The Selection

The Betrothed

  • The Betrothed (New York: HarperTeen, 2020) [The Betrothed: hb/]
  • The Betrayed (New York: HarperTeen, 2021) [The Betrothed: hb/]

individual titles

  • The Siren (Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2009) [pb/]
    • The Siren (New York: HarperTeen, 2016) [rev of the above: hb/Gustavo Marx]


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