Hi everyone! I’m extremely squealing with delight and jumping non-stop because I know you are going to be thrilled with what I am about to announce today! I am sure a lot of you have been waiting for this and maybe if you are following Karina of Afire Pages and me on Twitter, you have heard that we will be co-hosting a blog and bookstagram tour! Ah ah ah! Don’t scroll your screen just yet!
Yes! We are pleased to announce that we are officially opening the blog and bookstagram tour sign-up for Shannon Price’s debut novel, A Thousand Fires! She is a debut Filipino-American author whose book is a YA reimagining of the Iliad set in modern-day San Francisco.
Not just that, because today marks the 100 days until A Thousand Fires comes out in the world and Shannon is giving a copy of her book to one lucky winner! So, go and visit her Instagram to get a chance to win her ARC Giveaway!
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💯days?! Yup, you read right. We are 100 days out from the release of A THOUSAND FIRES.😱🔥 It’s amazing and surreal that people are reading this book I put so much love into, and that even more are going to read it starting November 5th! 🎇 GIVEAWAY: ATF is a contemporary retelling of The Iliad, so I wanted to shout out some independent creators who are doing a kickass job making people laugh and sharing knowledge Greek mythology. I’ve been a #mythfit (aka a fan!) of @_mythunderstood for months and I want more people to know of this entertaining and hilariously irreverent podcast (*note*: definitely a PG-13+ podcast, not for listening with the kiddos)🎇 Follow me and @_mythunderstood on IG to enter the giveaway! Bonus entry if you comment below with your favorite character from Greek mythology.🌿 Ends 8/2 (US only this time, sorry!) #athousandfires #YAcontemporary #bookstagram #novel19s #greekmythology #mythology #YA #giveaway #arcs #sanfrancisco #filipinaauthors #filipinaMC #podcasts #mythunderstoodpodcast
A Thousand Fires
by Shannon Price
Published by: Tor Teen
Publication date: November 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling
Cover Design: Greg Ruth & in-house Tor Teen designers
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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…
An extraordinary debut set in San Francisco and inspired by The Iliad…
Valerie Simons knows the gangs are dangerous—her little brother was shot and killed by the Boars two years ago.
Still, nothing will sway Valerie from wanting to join the elite and beautiful Herons and find her brother’s killer. It doesn’t hurt that her best friend Matthew is slated to become a Heron leader—and she’d follow him to the ends of the earth.
Then Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags when their volatile, provocative, and beyond charismatic leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie races to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.
But no one truly wins the Wars.
About The Author:
Shannon Price is a YA author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Santa Clara University with a degree in English, she interned and later worked for Counterpoint Press in Berkeley, CA. As a publicist at Counterpoint, she garnered coverage for her clients’ books in media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.
In 2014, she was accepted into the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School at the University of Edinburgh where she studied Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature under the tutelage of best-selling Irish writer Ruth Gilligan. In college, she worked as the Art Editor of the Santa Clara Review and represented the Review at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. She was a mentor in the second round of Author Mentor Match and regularly attends writing events around the Bay Area.
A Thousand Fires blog & bookstagram tour will run from 28th of October to 8th of November in partnership with Shannon Price and Tor Teen.
The BLOG tour is open to ALL INTERNATIONAL book bloggers who must have a NetGalley account to download a digital copy of A Thousand Fires. However, since Karina and I are both from the Philippines, we are specifically looking for Filipino bloggers whom we can send out physical ARCs of A Thousand Fires for the BOOKSTAGRAM tour.
And since available physical copies are limited, participants for the bookstagram tour should be willing to pass their designated copy around and send it to the next bookstagrammer. All selected tour participants will then be contacted via email.
Twenty (20) bloggers are needed for this blog tour and the sign-ups will close on the 15th of August. Please take note that signing up will not guarantee you a spot for this tour since slots are limited. But we highly encourage readers and bloggers to join especially A Thousand Fires is a diverse young adult novel with the following representations:
✧ African American (main character)
✧ Hawaiian/Chinese (main character)
✧ Chinese/Filipina (side character)
✧ Lesbian (main character)
✧ Bi character (main character, implied but not stated)
Before you proceed on the form, kindly please consider checking potentially triggering themes in A Thousand Fires.
Self-harm, PTSD, Anxiety/nervous tics, Suicide, Gun violence, Gang violence, Grief, and Depression