Monday, November 11, 2019

A THOUSAND FIRES by Shannon Price Official Blog Tour


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  

My Review

This is an intense read. A Story full of powerful emotions.

Valerie has one goal....she wants to be recruited to avenge her brother's death that she feels she is responsible for.  She wants to be recruited by the Herons, and she feel like she has an "IN" because of the connections her ex-boyfriend has.  Her recruitment happens, but not as she expected...but she doesn't care. She will do whatever she needs to get her revenge.

This is a story about love, betrayal, loyalty and vengeance.  The characters are real, with unique personalities that draws you deeper into the story because you want to learn their history. These characters have depth...and heartache....trying their best to make it through a tough life. They will make you cry.

As the gangs play games against each other, the intensity builds. The Heron's are trying to take over neighborhoods, build their big buildings and high tech, while pushing out the little guy.  The Stags and the Boars team up to try to stop this from happening. But the Wars Rage...

Like I said, this is an intense contains difficult subjects..and it is dark...however it is beautifully written.  It is also a fast paced read....and the ending is unexpected.


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.


TWITTER: @spricewrites

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