Lee Paige O’Brien

Lee Paige O’Brien (he/they) is a YA author and Literary Agent.

Now an associate agent at Looking Glass Literary, Lee started his career at Irene Goodman Literary Agency in 2019 after completing his MA in English literature at UC Davis and moving back to New York full time in 2020.

Lee writes stories about trans kids, magic, and monsters of all kinds. His debut novel, A HUNDRED VICIOUS TURNS is forthcoming from Amulet September 12, 2023, and is the first in a planned duology.

Find Lee on his website.


  • The Broken Tower
    A Hundred Vicious Turns
    Lee Paige O’Brien


The Broken Tower

A Hundred Vicious Turns
"Fascinating lore and an intriguing magic system combine to create a world readers will love exploring.... Dark, thrilling, and fantastical."

Kirkus Reviews

"It’s an emotional thriller following these friends-to-enemies-to who knows what, with dark magic and lost secrets. If you’re looking for a book to get deeply fucking obsessed with, it’s this one."


"A twisting, creeping mystery full of tenuous friendships, difficult choices, and beautiful magic; for every trans kid longing for an enchanted school to accept them as they are, A Hundred Vicious Turns is here. A spellbinding debut you won't want to miss!"

Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed With Us

"Lee Paige O'Brien delivers a dark academia full to the brim with secrets. A Hundred Vicious Turns combines everything I love about fantasy to create an inclusive tale that proves magic school is for everyone. A spellbinding magical mystery!"

Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are the Stars