This unique and powerful fantasy follows a group of young women from diverse backgrounds around the world, all of whom have been rescued from abusive situations and granted immortality. The leader of the group, Paheli, gained the ability to grant this power through a chance encounter with “a boy with stars in his eyes” while fleeing her own horrible situation.
Now the original granter of their gifts faces his own abusers, and the Wild Ones are determined to save him. For if he loses his power, they all face futures too grim to imagine.
Azad leaders her readers, unflinching, through the gritty realities that women and impoverished people face, but never lets then fall too deep into the darkness. She weaves a fast-paced, tense story lightened with the embrace of found family and shot through with the heady triumph of reclaiming your own power and finding a place in the world.
–Christy, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA