Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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 guest post featuring "10 Quotes from A Thousand Fires" AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out 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.


*Ten Quotes from A Thousand Fires*

1.     “You turn eighteen, and they find you. There is no other recruitment.”
2.      This is not how you planned it, Valerie, I think. But you’re where you wanted to be. In the Wars. Closer to finding the Boar. Closer to being free.
3.      “First rule,” Mako says. “Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to shoot.”
4.      My thoughts bleed with the reminder that I’m dancing with demons, flirting with monsters. The Stags can help me avenge Leo. Jax said so. I was so giddy with hope that it didn’t hit me exactly why it rang so true. They Stags can help me find Leo’s killer, because they are killers, too.”
5.      I’m scared. I miss home and Matthew. But I am also free. I am free and ready to atone for what I did. This is for you, Leo. We are wild, neon-blooded devils as we go into the night.
6.      Blood doesn’t look like it does in the movies.
7.      I scream again, shoving Lyla in the other direction and begging the universe for her to get away. The policeman drags me down, shoving my cheek into the concrete sidewalk of San Francisco.
8.     What I need now is something and someone familiar. Someone who made the same choice as me, whose story is intertwined with my own. And Matthew Weston is the only person on the planet who fits the bill.
9.      We take the long way home (note: I can’t share more because it’s a spoiler, but this is one of my favorite moments between Val and Nianna)
10.   He pulls the gun from its holster and turns it over in his hands, murmuring to himself like he’s praying, as if there is a god who’ll pity him, pity us. 



"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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***The Giveaway***

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- ends November 30, 2020
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