The Sarah Fine books are great young-adult and adult fantasy novels worth picking up if you like the genre. Some are contemporary urban fantasies while others more historical straight-up fantasies with complex magic involved.
I have started with her Reliquary series and never looked back. Currently, I’m working my way through the rest of her books, including her latest series, Immortal Dealers, a series started in 2018.
Here are the Sarah Fine books in order for the over 20 urban-fantasy books published.
New Sarah Fine Books
Guards of the Shadowlands Series
(young-adult fantasy series)
- Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1), 2012
- Captive (Guards of the Shadowlands #1.1), 2013
- Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands #2), 2013
- Vigilante (Guards of the Shadowlands #2.5), 2014
- Chaos (Guards of the Shadowlands #3), 2014
- Stories from the Shadowlands (Guards of the Shadowlands #3.1), 2014
Of Metal and Wishes Series
(young-adult urban fantasy series – a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera)
- Of Shadows and Obsession (Of Metal and Wishes #0.5), 2015
- Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes #1), 2014
- Of Dreams and Rust (Of Metal and Wishes #2, 2015
(young-adult thriller series with Walter Jury)
Servants of Fate Series
(adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series)
- Marked (Servants of Fate #1), 2015
- Claimed (Servants of Fate #2), 2015
- Fated (Servants of Fate #3), 2015
Impostor Queen Series
(young-adult fantasy series)
- The Impostor Queen (Impostor Queen #1), 2016
- The Cursed Queen (Impostor Queen #2), 2017
- The True Queen (Impostor Queen #3), 2018
(adult urban fantasy series)
Immortal Dealers Series
(young-adult urban fantasy series)
- The Serpent (Immortal Dealers #1), 2018
- The Guardian (Immortal Dealers #2), 2018
- The Warrior (Immortal Dealers #3), 2019
Standalone Sarah Fine Books
Sarah Fine Biography
Sarah Fine was born in California and grew up in Maryland, Texas, as well as Toronto before moving with her family to Indiana.
She received her BA in Psychology from Hope College, following which she got her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware.
She did her pediatric Psychology Internship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and her Postdoctoral Fellowship with a focus on early childhood, at Brown University School of Medicine.
Sarah Fine working by day as a child psychologist, as well as writing books for adults and young adults. In her own words, she “directs a set of programs that provide home- and community-based behavioral health services to children and adolescents who are at risk for being removed from their homes and placed in psychiatric or residential treatment facilities”
In addition to writing young-adult urban fantasy stories, she has also written two young-adult fiction thrillers (Scan and Burn) which she co-authored with Walter Jury.
While she does have plenty of training in her chosen medical field, she admitted that she has no official training in writing books. She always loved reading books but she never took creative writing courses in college or otherwise.
She entered the literary scene quite late in life when, at the age of 35 (on the very same weekend she became 35), she decided to write a book. She wrote her first book and sent out a few queries, but the book was not good enough. Next, she wrote Sanctum, her debut novel, and after a couple of rejections and recommendations of improvements, she finally got it published one year after she first started writing books.
In an interview, Sarah Fine mentioned that she got so far over 200 rejection letters, so new authors should never despair and never give up.
For her books, the author Sarah Fine does extensive internet research before starting to write, and she is at times consulting with specialists in their own fields.
The only collaboration between Sarah Fine and another author on their books is the Scan series. The idea started with Walter Jury (real name Pouya Shahbazian, a producer of the movie Divergent) who read an article about Cowboys and Aliens and got the idea of telling the story of aliens arriving on Earth before the rise of technology.
Sarah’s collaboration with Walter worked well because he is more of a big-picture kind of person, while Sarah is focused on the details. Pouya Shahbazian (aka Walter Jury) dealt with the major plot, story outline, main characters, and the author Sarah Fine did the extensive research on the details, developed the characters to be what they became, and fleshed out the plot.
The Sarah Fine books are geared not only towards young adults, but also towards adults who love a fine fantasy setting. The Servants of Fate and the Reliquary series prove this amply. As for her teen fantasy series, they are just as readable to adults as they are to the young among us.
Praise for Sarah Fine
A dark and twisty psychological thriller that straddles the question of what it means to be human. (Kirkus Reviews on Uncanny)
Readers who love unique world building and magic will embrace this story easily, but the qualities of bravery, love, and devotion will extend its appeal even further. (Booklist)
Fans of Rae Carson’s books and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen will find much to love in Fine’s engrossing novel. (VOYA Magazine)
Sarah Fine presents a fresh and fascinating magical world with its own rules and rituals, riveting action and relationships (and a sequel-worthy ending),featuring a protagonist who grows in wisdom, compassion, and self-awareness. (School Library Journal)
Sarah Fine’s slaughterhouse-set Phantom of the Opera retelling is vivid, grisly, and beautiful. It’s impossible not to root for the tenderhearted Wen and the noble Melik as they move through this world of endless meat and misery. Fine’s writing is smart and fittingly brutal, and this bittersweet tale is as haunting as any melancholy aria sung on the stage. (April Tucholke)