Published by Tor Teen
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (November 5, 2019)
ISBN-13: 978-1250301994304 Pages , Ages 13-18
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
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.
SHANNON PRICE is a proud Filipina-American and Bay Area native. She once led an a cappella group for three years despite not knowing how to read music, and she carries that same level of confidence in every area of her life. When not writing, she can be found watching baking shows, exploring old bookstores, and going to the beach as often as she can.
- What is on your nightstand?
Day planner, mug full of colorful pens, and a plant.
- What author would you totally fan?
Claudia Gray. Her Firebird series helped inspire A Thousand Fires. Such great pacing!
- What makes you cringe?
Secondhand embarrassment. I don’t find it entertaining or funny at all.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Go with the flow! I’m a total pantster.
- Is there a word you love to use?
“Asinine”, but I’ve yet to add it to a book.
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I don’t have any pets but my dream is to own a Bernese Mountain Dog someday.