COVER REVEAL: The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani

Today feels like the perfect day for a cover reveal!

YA author Intisar Khanani, author of Thorn, has the first book in a new duology coming out next spring.

The book, titled The Theft of Sunlight, has everything: Court intrigue! Disappearing children! Thieves! Shadowy evil!

Instead of taking my word for it, though, read the synopsis for yourself:

I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away if I can make a difference.

Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her best friend’s sister disappears, Rae knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace.

But Rae struggles to fit in with the lords and ladies of the court. Instead, she finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have her best interests at heart. Soon even Bren can’t help her, and Rae must risk her life and well-being to face an evil that lurks in the shadows of the darkest hearts.

About the author

Intisar Khanani Author Photo 2018 CM closeup Low Res

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters.

Intisar used to write grants and develop projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. She is the author of The Sunbolt Chronicles and Thorn.

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If you’re ready to see The Theft of Sunlight‘s dope-as-hell cover, the time…is…NOW.





TheftofSunlight - Final Cover 6.4.20

Title: The Theft of Sunlight

Series: Book 1 in a duology in the “Dauntless Path” world

Author: Intisar Khanani

Cover Artist: Jenny Zemanek (

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: March 23, 2021

Publisher: HarperTeen (US/CA), Hot Key (UK)

Price: TBD


Is this not the most glorious thing you have ever seen?

If seeing this beautiful cover makes you incredibly antsy for the book’s release, fear not: you can read Rae’s introduction in The Bone Knife, a short story included at the end of Thorn.

Speaking of, the Thorn ebook is on sale for $2.99 for US and Canadian readers! (UK readers, I heard rumors of a $3.99 ebook for y’all.)

Purchase Thorn here to get an early look at Rae and the world of The Theft of Sunlight.


The good news doesn’t end there.

Intisar Khanani is running a Rafflecopter giveaway for $25 worth of books from Book Depository.

Go enter now. $25 is at stake!


Before you go:

Check out Intisar’s own cover reveal post to celebrate this new series with her.

As always, if you’re really hyped about this book:

  • Preorder a copy once it becomes available
  • Request a copy from your local library
  • Share your excitement with friends via word-of-mouth and/or social media

Happy Cover Reveal Monday!

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