The Theft of Sunlight
Author: Intisar Khanani
They do not believe this evil is real. They may not care. But I do.
Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. Snatched from the streets and never seen again, or returned with unspeakable trauma. 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, and instead, finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have Rae’s best intentions at heart. But 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.