A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires

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.

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"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

"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

"Fast-paced... Vivid descriptions and intricate details bring San Francisco to life ... A promising debut." --Kirkus

Title:A Thousand Fires
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250301994
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    A Thousand Fires Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I'm somewhere between 3-3.5 stars on this one.The idea of making a blended retelling of The Illiad and The Outsiders is creative, ambitious, and intriguing, and while I respect what the author created...

  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)

    The Outsiders meet The Iliad. WHAT....

  • Phoenix2

    I was excited to read this book. As a High&Low fan, I was intrigued to read about gang wars and a girl who has to navigate her way into them. However, the book didn't live up to its hype. There were e...

  • alana ?

    "My thoughts bleed with the reminder that I'm dancing with demons, flirting with the monsters." WOW! I totally devoured this book. A Thousand Fires totally blew my expectations out of the water and I...

  • Kal ? Reader Voracious

    I read this in one sitting! I definitely picked up more Romeo and Juliet vibes from this than expected, but the themes of the Iliad are evident throughout - the underlying story being an important one...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    Read my full review on my book blog, The Quiet Pond.-Reading this book made me feel something that I don't often feel when I read a book: bewilderment. This book was a wild ride from start to finish, ...

  • Shannon Price

    Edit: A THOUSAND FIRES is out now!! Thank you all for your support, I hope you enjoy my modern take on the Iliad and that you love the Stags as much as I do. :) Please don't forget that CWs are on my ...

  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)

    I'm sad to say that I'm a bit disappointed with this one. I had high expectations and they have not been met. The premise seemed too ambitious and the execution is lacking. Characters needed more deve...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard

    Plot: yassssssssssCover: ...ehhhhhh...Actual review:This book should have been left with the title The Red Bridge Wars. It made sense. It was tied into the book and setting. The cover looks cheap and ...

  • c, ( of readsrainbow)

    On my blog. Rep: Filipino American mc with PTSD, non-white side characters, lesbian side character, side character with depressionCWs: self harm (graphic), ptsd, gun violence, gang violence, suicidal...