Thursday, November 14, 2019

BLOG TOUR: A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price! Today, on our tour stop, we have a review AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Check out what I thought about this novel and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Publish Date:
November 5, 2019

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.



"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


**About the Author**
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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.

Her debut novel A Thousand Fires is a YA reimagining of The Iliad set in modern day San Francisco. She is represented by Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency and thanks her lucky stars that she is.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This Review contains NO spoilers

I enjoyed this debut novel from Shannon Price. Although I vaguely remember The Iliad and The Outsiders, I can say that A Thousand Fires definitely gave off a loose reimagining feel of such stories. Anyways, A Thousand Fires is a gripping and captivating story of love, loss, revenge, and sacrifice. Moreover, I think it is more fitting for an upper Young Adult audience since it contains mature content.

Shannon Price created an intriguing story with well-developed and complex characters that made this riveting story almost impossible to put down. With the subtle hints of romance, this story had its fair share of interesting and revealing twists. A Thousand Fires is also an emotional journey of a young woman's search for "justice."

I don't want to say anymore or else I would reveal too much. I am not one to spoil a good book to others. I know this is a read that some may not enjoy, but I can say that the characters alone can be relatable to others. Moreover, these characters have qualities/aspects to real issues that many of today's young adults deal with. So, yah, I think others will enjoy this YA debut novel. 

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