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The Wild Ones
by Nafiza Azad
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Releasing on August 3rd, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION—Fantasy
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.
I thought the wild ones a.k.a. the girls were all powerful individually and also together. I found that The InBetween was very interesting and that you can open up doors to any part of the world. I find that this place to be fascinating and I can imagine the stories getting better book after book. If there is more to happen. I do hope that the author considers more because I like to experience this world a bit world.
I thought this book was powerful in its writing and handling this tough topic. The characters were all incredible separate and together as part of the Wild Ones. Paheli was a strong lead whose journey throughout the book led to an incredible conclusion. She went from being assaulted to being a leader. I thought the magic system (fantasy elements) was well written. I was rooting for the girls as I was reading it. Pick it up, you won’t regret it.
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.