ISBN-10 : 1250219426
ISBN-13 : 978-1250219428
Publisher : Tor Teen (October 27, 2020)
Language: : English
Praise for A THOUSAND FIRES
"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
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 city's gang wars are dangerous—her own brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway her from joining the elite and beautiful Herons to avenge his death—a death she feels responsible for.
But when Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags, their charismatic and volatile leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie fights to stay alive as she races across the streets of San Francisco to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.
My review: 4 out of 5 stars On the first page when we meet our protagonist, Valerie, she’s spending her 18th birthday at he with her mom, waiting to be picked by her top choice gang. The gritty alternative world San Francisco was very intriguing to me and creatively executed by the author. It didn’t take much effort to see the world through Valerie’s eyes, and that’s all due to the masterful storytelling. I love a good balance of detail to plot, and this book was balanced well. The characters were well rounded; my favorite being Micah. While I wished there was a bit more at the end, I really enjoyed this story overall. It was fast-moving and compelled me to keep turning the page.
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