STAR AUTHOR: With two critically acclaimed titles under his belt, Tochi Onyebuchi has established himself as a YA author to watch. Tochi is a tireless promoter and has snagged invities to all the major festivals, including North Texas Teen, NYCC, and the Portland Book Festival. He is a skilled public speaker and has charmed gatekeepers around the country. Tochi has also immersed himself in the YA community and has a supportive group of friends that includes Dhonielle Clayton, Julie C. Dao, and Tomi Adeyemi. He’s extremely active on social media and a true champion for YA books.
HIT FACTOR: With a vivid, detailed setting, a high-stakes plot, and characters readers will love to root for, War Girls has the makings of a bonafide hit. Tochi’s previous novels established him as a critic’s darling and War Girls will increase his star power even more as it appeals to readers looking for the next commercial hit, like Children of Blood and Bone.
DEEPLY PERSONAL, DEEPLY COMPELLING READ: War Girls is a commercial, action-packed adventure story, but it is also rooted in history and inspired by personal events. Tochi’s mother was a child during the Nigerian Civil War. Tochi drew on the heartbreaking stories his mother shared with him as well as his love of sci-fi worlds to create this rich, layered novel.
"A brilliant novel about sisters, war, and freedom."--Booklist, starred review
“Onyebuchi has created a fascinating futuristic Nigeria and a plot filled with left hooks and upper cuts, even as he nobly illuminates one of the most pervasive conditions of the human experience.”--The New York Times Book Review
"Set amid the horrors of war in a world ravaged by climate change and nuclear disaster, this heart-wrenching and complex page-turner, drawn from the 1960s Nigerian civil war, will leave readers stunned and awaiting the second installment."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The intense plot is narrated in alternating third-person perspectives, and the author explores themes surrounding colonization, family, and the injustices of war. The story culminates in an unexpected, heart-wrenching end. An exhilarating series opener."--Kirkus Reviews
"[A] compulsively readable story with high action and high drama in equal measure. Perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi’s novels and the Pacific Rim films."--SLJ
“War Girls is a brutal and spectacular feat of imagination.”--Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series.
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