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Sabaa Tahir

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Sabaa Tahir grew up in Californias Mojave Desert at her familys eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brothers comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction
Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel (with Nicole Andelfinger and Sonia Liao)
   A Thief Among the Trees (2020)
   A Spark Within the Forge (2022)
   All My Rage (2022)
   Magic Has No Borders (2023) (with others)
Series contributed to
Sabaa Tahir recommends
Stars and Smoke (2023)
(Stars and Smoke, book 1)
Marie Lu
"A nail-biting thriller and a breathless romance, a keen character study and a wildly entertaining international caper . . with characters so charming and wounded and well-crafted that you'll want them to walk off the page."
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow (2022)
Zoulfa Katouh
"A searing story of war, loss, family and love, of seeking grace in madness and hope in tragedy, AS LONG AS THE LEMON TREES GROW is a phenomenal tale, a piercing keen for the Syria that was and the Syria that is. An absolute must read."
Violet Made of Thorns (2022)
(Violet Made of Thorns, book 1)
Gina Chen
"An enchanting dark fantasy that turns tropes upside down while making us fall in love with the titular Violet, whose droll opinions and cunning self-protectiveness offer us a beautifully layered and endlessly fascinating narrator."
Hollow Fires (2022)
Samira Ahmed
"With Hollow Fires, Samira Ahmed offers us an impossible-to-put-down thriller that is both spectacularly haunting and deeply thoughtful. Safiya and Jawad are not narrators we usually see, and their harrowing story is a wholly original commentary on perception, community, and the way society weighs one life against another."
An Emotion of Great Delight (2021)
Tahereh Mafi
"A raw yet astoundingly elegant examination of identity, loneliness and family that is unflinching in its honesty and power. Tahereh Mafi holds nothing back – and the reader is better for it."
Realm Breaker (2021)
(Realm Breaker, book 1)
Victoria Aveyard
"The entire time I was reading REALM BREAKER, I wanted one thing: for the book to never end. It is classic yet groundbreaking, romantic yet edgy, a rollicking adventure that carries you along at a relentless pace. A true fantasy masterpiece."

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