E.K. Johnston said that if she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes and there’s not a lot you can do about it.

E. K. Johnston is a Young Adult novelist and forensic archaeologist from Stratford, Ontario. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the LA Times Book Prize finalist The Story of Owen and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Her novel A Thousand Nights was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. The New York Times called The Story of Owen “a clever first step in the career of a novelist who, like her troubadour heroine, has many more songs to sing” and in its review of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, the Globe & Mail called Johnston “the Meryl Streep of YA,” with “limitless range.”

Johnston’s latest book, Aetherbound, is a thought-provoking young adult space adventure that Kirkus called “a close-knit, endlessly cathartic gem.” Set on a family-run interstellar freighter and a mysterious remote space station, E.K. Johnston tells the story of Pendt and her fight to do more than just survive. After forming a lucky friendship with the Brannick twins, the trio hatch a scheme to take over the station and overturn the destinies they never wished for.


Appearing in:

4. Otherworldly Adventures

TWS2. Worldbuilding: Yes, Even in Contemporary


Author: https://www.ekjohnston.ca/bio

Book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/552863/aetherbound-by-ek-johnston/9780735231870