These Wicked Stories is the internet alcove of Madeline,
who has a love of young adult dark fantasy,
fairytale retellings and science fiction.

Hello and welcome! I’m Madeline, I’m twenty-four and from Australia. I’m a book blogger, an aspiring author, a mama of three adorable rescue kitties and an avid reader of young adult fantasy and science fiction. I have always been a bookworm, but I knew that I wanted to be an author when I devoured City of Bones by Cassandra Clare in an entire sitting when I was fourteen.

My favourite books to write and read include angry and scheming girls, monstrous boys, anti-heroes, misfits, found families and lots of magic. I began writing books about elemental magic and werewolves and magic schools. But my books have always included girls with fierce hearts and earth-shattering romances. Only recently have I been writing adventures in galaxies far, far away — thanks to my ever-growing Star Wars addiction.

When I am not writing or reading, I like to spend my spare time baking, kick-boxing, eating too much chocolate (it’s a serious problem…), watching anime and listening to music. By day, I work in marketing.

My favourite reads:
Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo, Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, The Cruel Prince & The Wicked King by Holly Black, Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, The Bear & The Nightingale by Katherine Arden, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare, A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and A Court of Thorns & Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.

My favourite television series:
Game of Thrones, Umbrella Academy, Travelers, The Expanse, Star Trek, Stranger Things, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vikings, Battlestar Galactica, The 100, Law & Order, The Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fairy Tail.

My favourite movies:
Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Marvel.