Zeba Shahnaz (Author)
March 14, 2023
5.88 X 8.4 X 1.44 inches | 1.26 pounds
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About the Author
Zeba Shahnaz writes fantasy full of political intrigue, twisted romance, and a healthy dose of existential angst. A proud Pakistani American, she translated her love of storytelling into a graduate degree analyzing national identity, culture, and cinema in South Asia. She grew up in New Jersey, which she has yet to fully escape (though not because of a time loop). Midnight Strikes is her debut novel.
"Midnight Strikes is pure, high-octane fun. With whip-smart worldbuilding, spectacular twists, and the angsty romance of my dreams, Shahnaz's debut is guaranteed to keep you up reading until midnight. A masterclass in YA fantasy."--Allison Saft, New York Times bestselling author of Down Comes the Night and A Far Wilder Magic "Intricate and swoony, Midnight Strikes is the time-loop fantasy you never knew you needed, where the fairytale ball is bloody and Cinderella is the Final Girl. I'd gladly follow Anaïs until the end of time."--Gina Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Violet Made of Thorns "A twisty, glittering and breathtaking fantasy romance that will ensnare you and refuse to let you go."--Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne "Shahnaz's gripping debut is a twisty story...slowly unveiling a plot full of courtly intrigue with a determined lead character whose personal agency is the focus. Riveting, time-looping fun."--Kirkus Reviews "Anaïs's profound feelings of isolation and loneliness, and her repeated deaths, including her subsequent grief and trauma following each, are handled with complexity and gravitas alongside discussions of intersectionality in this elaborate debut."--Publishers Weekly "...Anaïs is a heroine well worth rooting for resourceful, clever, and rarely one to indulge in self-pity, she enters each night with a gritty determination to stop the violence and put things right." --The Bulletin "Shahnaz has created an entire world of rich cultures and history....A perfect choice for fans of second chances, also third, fourth, etc." --School Library Journal