We’re extremely thrilled to be bringing you our tour sign-ups for Nafiza Azad’s upcoming release, The Wild Ones! We hope you’re just as excited as we are to be celebrating the upcoming release of this book, and we hope you’ll join us on this tour.
For this tour, we’ll be looking for 15-25 bloggers to host a stop, and this tour will run from August 1st through August 7th, correlating with the book’s publication date. We will be prioritizing bloggers who identify with the book’s specific representation.
REPRESENTATION: Fijian, South Korean, Indian, Iraqi, Turkish, Pakistani, Filipino, Indonesian, Black, Nigerian, and Japanese
Physical copies will be available to USA-based residents, and digital galleys will be provided to all tour participants.
The Wild Ones
by Nafiza Azad
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Releasing on August 3rd, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION—Fantasy
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING(S): Sexual and physical violence, depicted discussions of depression and suicide
From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all.
Meet the Wild Ones: girls who have been hurt, abandoned, and betrayed all their lives. It all began with Paheli, who was once betrayed by her mother and sold to a man in exchange for a favor. When Paheli escapes, she runs headlong into a boy with stars in his eyes. This boy, as battered as she is, tosses Paheli a box of stars before disappearing.
With the stars, Paheli gains access to the Between, a place of pure magic and mystery. Now, Paheli collects girls like herself and these Wild Ones use their magic to travel the world, helping the hopeless and saving others from the fates they suffered.
Then Paheli and the Wild Ones learn that the boy who gave them the stars, Taraana, is in danger. He’s on the run from powerful forces within the world of magic. But if Taraana is no longer safe and free, neither are the Wild Ones. And that…is a fate the Wild Ones refuse to accept. Ever again.
Nafiza Azad is a self-identified island girl. She has hurricanes in her blood and dreams of a time she can exist solely on mangoes and pineapple. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, she currently resides in BC, Canada where she reads too many books, watches too many Kdramas and writes stories about girls taking over the world. Her debut YA fantasy, THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME, was released by Scholastic in 2019.