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City of Shattered Light Trailer

The trailer for City of Shattered Light is finally here! Check it out and preorder your copy in time for its release on October 19!

About City of Shattered Light

As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove she’s more than her manipulative father’s shadow. But when he uploads her rebellious sister’s mind to an experimental brain, Asa will do anything to save her sister from reprogramming—including fleeing her predetermined future with her sister’s digitized mind in tow. With a bounty on her head and a rogue A.I. hunting her, Asa’s getaway ship crash-lands in the worst possible place: the neon-drenched outlaw paradise, Requiem.

Gun-slinging smuggler Riven Hawthorne is determined to claw her way up Requiem’s underworld hierarchy. A runaway rich girl is exactly the bounty Riven needs—until a nasty computer virus spreads in Asa’s wake, causing a citywide blackout and tech quarantine. To get the payout for Asa and save Requiem from the monster in its circuits, Riven must team up with her captive.

Riven breaks skulls the way Asa breaks circuits, but their opponent is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The A.I. exploits the girls’ darkest memories and deepest secrets, threatening to shatter the fragile alliance they’re both depending on. As one of Requiem’s 154-hour nights grows darker, the girls must decide whether to fend for themselves or fight for each other before Riven’s city and Asa’s sister are snuffed out forever.

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About the Author

Claire Winn spends her time immersed in other worlds—through LARP, video games, books, nerd conventions, and her own stories. Since graduating from Northwestern University, she’s worked as a legal writer and freelance editor. Aside from writing, she builds cosplay props and armor, tears up dance floors, and battles with boffer swords. City of Shattered Light is her first novel.

Advanced Praise

“Fantastically entertaining, with great character development to boot.” —Kirkus Reviews

City of Shattered Light is a high octane sci-fi wrapped around a heart of sisterhood and friendship. I loved Asa, wanted to be Riven, and fell completely into Winn’s vivid worldbuilding. Perfect for fans of Mass Effect or the Expanse!” —Susan Denard, author of the New York Times-bestselling Truthwitch series

City of Shattered Light is a gritty, imaginative cyberpunk packed with nonstop thrills and a crew of misfits who take “be gay, do crime” to delightful heights.” —Emily Skrutskie, author of The Abyss Surrounds Us

“Claire Winn hits the ground running with City of Shattered Light, a wild YA space opera that has it all –pirates, action, devious villains and relatable characters. Absolutely riveting!” —Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Black Panther: Doomwar

City of Shattered Light is a cinematic, breathlessly action-packed adventure. The writing sparkles with description as Winn reveals a vivid, viciously dangerous cyberpunk world, and the whip-sharp plot is layered with secrets. Every character shines with personality and wit, and the badass, ride-or-die crew is sure to steal your heart!” —Ren Hutchings, author of Under Fortunate Stars (forthcoming 2022)

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