This post is sponsored by Chicken House Books.
Captivating, thrilling and beautifully written, Aneesa Marufu’s YA debut, The Balloon Thief, is a must read for anyone wanting a read featuring friendships, adventure, magic and fantastic discussions on racism and misogyny.
To celebrate its release, we’re giving three lucky winners the chance to win a copy of this fabulous book plus an exclusive poster!
For Khadija, the only escape from her father’s arranged betrothal is the sky. When she spots a rogue hot air balloon fighting against its ropes, she leaps at the chance for adventure.
Khadija soon finds an unlikely ally in a poor glassmaker’s apprentice, Jacob. But Jacob is a hāri, and Khadija a Ghadaean.
The hāri are oppressed and restless―their infamous terrorist group, the Hāreef, have a new fearsome leader. And the ruling Ghadaeans are brutal in their repression. Soon, a deadly revolution threatens their friendship and their world. The Hāreef use forbidden magic, summoning jinn―wicked spirits made of fire―to enact their revenge, forcing Jacob and Khadija to choose what kind of a world they want to save…
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