Last year I read The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena, which was one of my favorite books of the year.
So when I saw that Bhathena was releasing a new book this year, Hunted by the Sky—a young adult fantasy set in a world inspired by medieval India—I couldn’t wait to read it.
Check out an excerpt of the book, the book tour, and the Goodreads book giveaway below!
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: June 23, 2020
Genre: Young Adult fantasy
Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.
Cavas lives in the tenements, and he’s just about ready to sign his life over to the king’s army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl–Gul–in the capital’s bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance–and discovers a magic he never expected to find.
Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king’s domain in Ambar Fort . . . a world with secrets deadlier than their own.
About the Author
Tanaz Bhathena is a two-time nominee of the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award, most recently for her novel, The Beauty of the Moment. Her acclaimed novel, A Girl Like That, was named a Best Book of the Year by numerous outlets including The Globe and Mail, Seventeen, and The Times of India. She is also the author of a fantasy novel called Hunted by the Sky, releasing on June 23, 2020. Her short stories have appeared in various publications including The Hindu, Blackbird, Witness, and Room.