The Theft of Sunlight Published by HarperCollins Publishers on 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: JUVENILE FICTION, General, Young Adult Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations, Girls & Women, Royalty
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Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Sorcery of Thorns, this exhilarating, page-turning fantasy will pull readers into a lush and stunning world where nothing--and no one--can be trusted.
I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it.
Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend's sister is snatched, Rae knows she can't look away any longer--even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule.
Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess's support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own.
But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself.
Praise for Intisar Khanani's Thorn:
"Set in a dark and dangerous world. Well-written and dramatically told, teens will find much to love in a novel in which the princess grows to become a force to be reckoned with." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"Khanani beautifully crafts Alyrra's quiet but clear journey of self-definition." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
Theft of Sunlight is the spin-off companion story to Thorn, which is a goose girl retelling. You can read this one separate from a thorn, but it makes more sense if you read thorn this one as you meet characters from thorn again in the theft of sunlight. Theft of sunlight centers around Rae, a girl from the country whose cousin invites her to the palace., Rae doesn’t want to go at first due to her being less than due to her club foot. But when another child is snatched without a trace. Rae burns with a passion for solving this mystery and goes to extreme lengths in her attendant position to the princess to get the royal family to investigate the mystery children. You can feel the passion leap off the pages as you read, and the heartbreaking, soul-crushing cliffhanger will have you clamoring for the rest of this tale.