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A Tempest of Tea (Blood and Tea) (Hardcover)
From the New York Times–bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame comes the first book in a hotly-anticipated fantasy duology teeming with romance and revenge, led by an orphan girl willing to do whatever it takes to save her self-made kingdom.
On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by night, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—she can’t do the job alone.
Calling on some of the city’s most skilled outcasts, Arthie hatches a plan to infiltrate the sinister, glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not everyone in her ragtag crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it. Dark, action-packed, and swoonworthy, this is Hafsah Faizal better than ever.
"The lush prose pulses with feeling as revelations are dropped and the tension ratchets up, keeping the pages turning...This compelling read offers interesting commentary on our society while feeling entirely real within the context of its own worldbuilding...Crowd-pleasing fun laced with political fire: a winner." —Kirkus, starred review
"Slinky and witty and clever, with a lot of cosiness and a lot of claws."—Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A riveting page-turner, A Tempest of Tea is brewed to perfection: a deftly built world, a heist-fueled plot, a hint of romance, and a cast of endearing characters. Hafsah Faizal’s latest novel crackles with adrenaline and charm.” —Rebecca Ross, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divine Rivals
"All the thrills of an Ocean's 11-style heist, made even more fun with magic weapons, steamy kisses, and… vampires?! A rollicking banquet of a book!" —Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A wicked blend of secrets, heists, and vampires, with simmering notes of romance and a smoky foundation of revenge—A Tempest of Tea is a story that isn’t afraid to show its fangs." —Margaret Owen, New York Times Bestselling author of the Little Thieves trilogy
"A Tempest of Tea is a masterpiece, filled with phenomenal prose, impeccable world building, and a mesmerizing found-family cast embarking on the heist of their lives! Hafsah Faizal has written the kind of book you can’t stop thinking about—and you won’t be able to wait for the sequel!" —Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis