Good day, sunshines 🌞 I'm absolutely ecstatic to be revealing the cover of The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani. Just look at this absolute beauty; I simply can't wait for this book to be released! The Theft of Sunlight is the first book in the companion duology to Thorn, and will be released on March . The main character, Rae, is introduced in the short story, The Bone Knife, which is included at the end of Thorn. If you haven't read Thorn (you definitely should read it!), the book is currently on sale for only $2.99 in the US and Canada (, so don't miss the chance to purchase this absolute gold!

The cover of The Theft of Sunlight is designed by Jenny Zemanek, and I think the details are simply stunning. Intisar Khanani mentioned that all the details on the cover – from the arch, to those particular flowers in the design, to Rae herself, brown skin, black hair, and all – are related to the story itself, so I really can't wait to read everything about it.

Continue reading for more details on The Theft of Sunlight!


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.

Excerpt from The Theft of Sunlight:

Melly, ignoring Filadon, says, “I am hoping to introduce you to my circles before the wedding, and of course you’ll meet the royal family at some point in the festivities. As such, our first order of business will be to expand your wardrobe.” 

No doubt because courtiers don’t usually take care of their own horses, or wear the clothes to do so. I muster up a smile and nod. “I thought you might say that.” 

Melly raises her brows. “Oh, well done, Rae! Not even a grumble!” 

I raise my brows in return and say earnestly, “I believe going to court is rather like going to war: one must wear the appropriate armor, or expect to be stabbed through and trampled underfoot.” 

Filadon huffs with laughter. “Well, Melly, I don’t think we have anything to worry about. Rae is clearly prepared for politics.” 

Melly just hmms softly and offers me a cup of mint tea. 

Author Bio:

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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Intisar Khanani is also organising a giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal of The Theft of Sunlight! Head to her page ( to join the giveaway and win $25 worth of books from Book Depository.

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'