About Stephanie

Stephanie Perry photoStephanie Perry is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and blogger. A Black Badge (10-year) Elite Yelper and AFAR.com Local Expert, she is happy to talk your ear off about the best places to visit in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Her secret shame is dystopian YA fiction, but she does have a genuine English degree and can sometimes be found reading actual literary fiction for grownups. Stephanie’s current favorite subjects to read about include medieval and Elizabethan history, novelty taxidermy, North Korea, time travel, and gems and jewelry (or, ideally, some combination of those).

You can find Stephanie wherever the books and food are. If you invite her to a party, she promises not to judge you based on your bookshelf.

You can see Stephanie’s online portfolio or contact her for freelance writing or editing work.

Stephanie’s Reviews

the paying guests

Paying Guests, The

The Doubtful Guest Author: Sarah Waters I've read and enjoyed all of Sarah Waters' books and felt like I knew ...
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Fool’s Assassin (Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy)

Fool Me Again Author: Robin Hobb Back in 2013, I attended an author reading with Robin Hobb and her cover ...
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Dark Days

Dark Days

Another Day, Another Dystopia Author: Kate Ormand These days, the terms “YA” and “dystopian” seem almost interchangeable, considering the glut ...
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Before I Wake

Before I Wake

Go On, Girl Author:C.L. Taylor Anyone else feel like there’s a ton of “mentally unstable wife investigates secretive, sinister husband” ...
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The Quick

Quick, The

The Quick, But Mostly the Dead Author: Lauren Owen [Spoiler alert: this review contains what is apparently a fairly major ...
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after i'm gone

After I’m Gone

Shady Spouses Author: Laura Lippman There’s no end in sight to my Spouses with Secrets reading list, and After I’m ...
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Love Minus Eighty

Love Minus Eighty

Melting for Love Author: Will McIntosh You guys know I’m a total cheapskate when it comes to books. So it’s ...
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Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

Nancy Drew, She Ain't Authors:  Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham SPOILER ALERT: This book is set after the events in ...
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Russian Winter

Russian Winter

Amber Allure Author: Daphne Kalotay You guys know I’m a sucker for a book about jewels. Throw in an exotic ...
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Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

 Scurvaceous Sailors and a Medical Mystery Author: Stephen Bown I love everything about independent bookstore book clubs except attending them ...
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Hild

Middle Ages, Lots of Pages Author: Nicola Griffith If you’re one of those readers who enjoys grumbling about anachronisms and ...
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Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget

Frugal and Fabulous Author: Clinton Kelly I’m a big Clinton Kelly fan from the “What Not to Wear” days, so ...
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Cold Tuscan Stone

Under the Tuscan Stone Author: David Wagner To be quite honest, I’m not a huge fan of mysteries (other than ...
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Disaster Artist, The: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

What a Story, Mark! Author: Greg Sestero Ten years after its cinematic debut, The Room is popularly considered one of ...
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Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

A Pretty Good Tour of Tokyo Author: Matthew Amster-Burton In theory, I want to go to Japan. It’s always seemed ...
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The Returned, by Jason Mott

Returned, The

 Send It Back Author: Jason Mott I’m seriously considering a new policy of avoiding all buzzed-about books: they never live ...
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Joy of Liberace

Joy of Liberace: Retro Recipes from America’s Kitschiest Kitchen

Rhinestones and Recipes Authors: Michael Feder and Karan Feder Not too long ago, I had a Liberace-themed costume party, as ...
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The Shining Girls

Shining Girls, The

Shine On Author: Lauren Beukes Spoiler Alert: Minor character spoilers in the time-travel analysis section. Won’t ruin the book. I’m ...
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Life and Times of Call the Midwife, The

There's One Born Every Minute I don’t know why, but I’m a huge sucker for companion guides to TV shows ...
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Clear, But Not Simple Author: Lawrence Wright If ever a book was a red-hot conversation starter, Going Clear is the ...
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