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Andria is Anita's stepsister and Judith's perfect daughter from her first marriage. She has been mentioned shortly several times, but we've never met her in person, and in most books she is not referred to by name.


Andria has only been called that in The Lunatic Cafe and Shutdown. She has also been called Adriana (Blood Noir) and Andrea (Sucker Punch).


Tall, blond, blue-eyed, Nordic, just like her mother and half brother and stepfather.


Andria is initially a couple of years younger than Anita, but is later aged to be the same age. See also the inconsistencies about Anita's age.


In The Lunatic Cafe, Andria is mentioned by name. She is the perfect daughter, and that's enough for one family.[2]

In The Killing Dance, Andria is a couple of years younger than Anita.[3]

In Cerulean Sins, Andria is tall, blond, and blue-eyed.[4]

In Incubus Dreams, Andria is perfect.[5]

In Blood Noir, Andria is called Adriana, and she is the perfect daughter to Judith, who wants blond, girly, nice, and cooperative. Andria is Anita's age (under thirty), a lawyer, and engaged to another lawyer. Anita figured out somewhere in her midteens that she couldn't compete and stopped trying.[6]

In Flirt, Andria is blond, blue-eyed, tall, and Nordic.[7]

In Hit List, Andria was the girl of the family.[8]

In Kiss the Dead, Anita doesn't get along with Andria.[9]

In Affliction, Andria is Anita's age.[10]

In Shutdown, Andria is mentioned by name. She was embarrassed by Judith's racism and told Anita's father about it when they were twelve, even if Anita and Andria didn't get along well.[11]

In Jason, as a little girl Anita wanted to be tall, blond, and Nordic-looking like her father's family, including Andria.[12]

In Dead Ice, Andria is incorrectly referred to as 'half-sister'. Anita's father paid good money to give her a perfect smile.[13]

In Serpentine, Andria isn't mentioned at all, but we learn that her father died before Judith married Anita's father.[14]

In Sucker Punch, Anita and Andria (who is here called Andrea) have never gotten along very well, but when they were teenagers Andria started correcting Judith about her racism in front of her and whomever she was talking to. Andria might not have been defending Anita as much as embarrassed by Judith's obvious white-supremacy leanings.[15]


  1. See inconsistencies
  2. The Lunatic Cafe, chapter 14: Every year I wondered what to buy Judith, my stepmother, for Christmas. You'd think after fourteen years I'd get better. Of course, you'd think she'd get better at buying for me. Judith and I always end up staring at each other across this chasm of misunderstanding. She wants me to be this perfect feminine daughter, and I want her to be my dead mother. Since I can't have what I want, I've made sure Judith doesn't get her wish, either. Besides, she's got Andria, who is perfect. One perfect kid in the family is enough.
  3. The Killing Dance, chapter 22: "Judith had a daughter only a couple of years younger than me."
  4. Cerulean Sins, chapter 25: My stepmother, Judith, had never let me forget that I was small and dark, and she and her children and my father, were tall and blond, and blue-eyed.
  5. Incubus Dreams, chapter 27: She (Ronnie) knew all about my mother’s death, my father marrying the ice princess stepmother, and my perfect stepsister. We’d shared our bitterness toward our families long ago.
  6. Blood Noir, chapter 24, Anita and Jason:
    "They married when I was ten, and from the moment she (Judith) came I was not good enough. Not blond enough, not girly enough, not nice enough, not cooperative enough, not the daughter she wanted.”
    "She's got a girl your age, right?"
    "Yeah, Adriana. She’s the perfect daughter for Judith."
    "What's she do?"
    "She's a lawyer, engaged to another lawyer."
    "Wow, a lawyer, and engaged to be married before thirty. Hard to compete with that," Jason said.
    "I figured out somewhere in my midteens that I couldn't compete, so I stopped trying."
  7. Flirt, chapter 02: My father's second wife had been blond and blue-eyed, tall and Nordic, as had her daughter from her first marriage, and the son they had together later.
  8. Hit List, chapter 04: "I’ve got a stepsister; she was the girl."
  9. Kiss the Dead, chapter 19: "It's just that you seem to like your family, and miss them. I don't see mine, because I don't get along with my stepmother or stepsister."
  10. Affliction, chapter 05: "I had just my dad until I was ten, and then a stepmom that I totally didn’t get along with and a stepsister my own age, and then they had Josh together."
  11. Shutdown: "She (Judith) never said it in front of him (Anita's father). It was actually my stepsister, Andria, who told my father when we were twelve. She and I didn't get along that much, but apparently she was embarrassed that her mother was so... whatever, but it left me feeling too short, too dark, too not tall, blond and Nordic like everyone else in the family."
  12. Jason, chapter 01: She (Envy) was everything I'd wanted to be when I was a little girl: tall, blond, and Nordic-looking like my father and stepmother, and stepsister, and half brother, and... But I'd made peace with my mother's Mexican heritage that had given me black curls and dark brown eyes[.]
  13. Dead Ice, chapter 25: Benito grinned, flashing white, nearly perfect teeth. My dad paid good money for my half-sister to have that kind of smile.
  14. Serpentine, chapter 28: No, that couldn't be it, because my father didn't keep any pictures of my mother out, and my stepmother, Judith, didn't keep any of her first husband out either, and they were a widow and a widower.
  15. Sucker Punch, chapter 16: I'd been dealing with my family more than normal because of the wedding planning. My stepmother, Judith, was as blond and blue-eyed as her daughter, as my father, and as their shared son, my half brother. I was the only dark, ethnic note in their German white bread, and Judith had never, ever let me forget it. She'd been so rude about it that by the time we were teenagers, Andrea, Judith's daughter from her first marriage, had started correcting the racism in front of her mother and whomever she was talking to. Andrea and I had never really gotten along that well, so I'd been surprised that she'd come to my defense. In hindsight I wasn't sure she'd been defending me as much as she was just embarrassed by her mother's obvious white-supremacy leanings. Either way, it had left me with an ethnic chip on my shoulder that I never let Judith forget.