Shannon Price's A Thousand Fires is a breakout contemporary debut—think The Outsiders meets The Iliad—that's perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Veronica Roth.
10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest…
Valerie Simons knows the Wars are dangerous—her little brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway Valerie from joining the elite and beautiful Herons with her boyfriend Matthew to avenge her brother. But when Jax, the volatile and beyond charismatic leader of the Stags, promises her revenge, Valerie is torn between old love and new loyalty.
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You turn eighteen, and they find you. There is no other recruitment.
Eighteen—old enough to have had your heart hardened, young enough that blood still passes through it.
Not everyone is recruited, of course, but the...
Praise for A Thousand Fires
"A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch." --Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds
"Brutal and beautiful, A THOUSAND FIRES broke my heart. A fast-paced tragedy of love, betrayal, and vengeance." --Heidi Heilig, author of For a Muse of Fire
"Modern, unflinching and filled with haunting, lingering imagery, A Thousand Fires gives the story of the Iliad the bare-knuckled update it deserves." --Colleen Oakes, author of The Black Coats
"Fast-paced... Vivid descriptions and intricate details bring San Francisco to life ... A promising debut." --Kirkus
"A heart-wrenching tale... action-packed and intense... A fantastic read." --School Library Journal
"Fans of stories of factional conflict such as Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy will feel right at home." --Booklist
"Price will have readers who prefer their action spiced with a dash of romance and a pinch of speculative fiction eating out of her hand." --Bookpage
"Packs an emotional wallop." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books