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

World of Downton Abbey

World of Downton Abbey, The

Upstairs, Downstairs Author: Jessica Fellowes Oh, how we all love Downton Abbey! And how we hate their English restraint in ...
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Garbage Land

Reduce, Reuse, Reread Author: Elizabeth Royte Garbage, recycling, yard waste: for most of us, once we dump it in a ...
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Trashy Reading: Books About Garbage and Recycling

Reducing Garbage, Recycling the Good Stuff It’s summertime and my shelf is full of trashy books — the kind that ...
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Night Circus

Night Circus, The (Stephanie)

Send In the Clowns Author: Erin Morgenstern When I Googled The Night Circus to see if there were any interesting ...
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The Selection

Selection, The

The Hunger Game Show Author: Kiera Cass How is getting married like a gladiatorial fight to the death? If you’ve ...
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Divergent (Stephanie)

War is Coming Author: Veronica Roth The problem – if I may generalize – with dystopian YA fiction is that ...
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Ruby Red

Loved This, Try That: Ruby Red

So, let us guess: you devoured Kerstin Gier’s bestselling time-travel YA novel, Ruby Red, and now you need something to tide ...
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Book Trailers: A Reader’s Friend – or Just Another Annoying Ad?

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]Overview[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] IN A WORLD… where publishers vie for consumer dollars, books now have flashy, effects-heavy animated or filmed ...
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6 Creative Book Gifts They’ll Love – Really!

6 Creative Book Gifts They’ll Love – Really!

Most readers have a cringe-inducing book-gift memory or two. One of my earliest childhood memories is getting into big trouble ...
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Scorpio Races

Scorpio Races, The

A Race Against Time Author: Maggie Stiefvater Credit where credit’s due: whatever else a young adult fiction novel may be ...
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Let’s Have a Readover!

You guys, I CANNOT BELIEVE this weather! It's the first week of May and I'm staring out a rain-speckled window ...
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Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless: The Parasol Protectorate

Author: Gail Carriger So, you know, maybe it’s my fault for expecting too much of a supernatural-alternate-history-steampunk-romance. (Not that I’ve ...
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What’s In Your Bag? (Spring Break Edition)

Where are you going on vacation, Steph? New Orleans! Primarily for a wedding, but also for beignets and muffalettas and ...
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World Book Night 2012

World Book Night is coming! On April 23, to be specific, which is also the UNESCO International Day of the ...
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Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us

Authors: Mary Ellen O’Toole and Alisa Bowman Looking for some relaxing reading? Then just keep on walking, dear reader — ...
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Author: Katherine Boo If you were one of those people who said, “You know, I enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire, but it ...
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Apothecary, The

Author: Maile Meloy It must be annoying to have a famous sibling whom people constantly mention as a reference point ...
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Forgotten Waltz, The

Author: Anne Enright After months of silent longing, meaningful looks, and frustratingly brief public encounters, I finally got to curl ...
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The Literary Manicure

It’s only a little bit embarrassing to admit that the highlight of our week is the official launch of the ...
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Shades of Milk and Honey

Author: Mary Robinette Kowal Oh, let’s just call it Pride and Prejudice and Magic and be done with it. That’s ...
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