The Lotus Flower Champion (Hardcover)

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No escape. Follow the rules. And don’t count on reality—in this uniquely vibrant romantasy from NYT bestselling author Pintip Dunn and daughter Love Dunn…

It looks like paradise…only it’s not.

This was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime family trip to Thailand. One last wish for my dying mama. Instead, we’re stranded on a lush, stunning island with ten strangers—held captive as Thai mythology unfolds around us…and within us.

Now we’re being tested. We’re expected to face our greatest fears—and possible deaths—in hopes of awakening some kind of dormant gift…or curse. One by one, we’re transforming, echoing the strange and sometimes wondrous abilities found in Thai folktales.

But my mama has only days to live, my papa is missing, and I’m forced to trust a group of strangers…including our evasive, dark-eyed tour guide, who resembles a minor god. Toss me in the ocean and feed me to the naga now.

Only I’m no hero. My days are managed by numbers and the compulsions that used to keep me safe.

I have to prove how far I can go. To survive. To protect my family.

And to find a way off this perilous island where everything is a lie…including reality.

About the Author

A first-generation Thai American, Pintip Dunn grew up in a tiny town in Kansas. She went on to graduate from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. and to receive her J.D. at Yale Law School.

Pintip is a two-time RITA® award winner and a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year.

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Love Dunn is a high school sophomore at Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC. She has a deep passion for storytelling and has written fourteen manuscripts to date. Her other interests include dance, volleyball, piano, violin, and public speaking. Her favorite activity, however, is cuddling her dog, Strawberry. She frequently engages in writing sprints with her mom — and easily beats Pintip’s word count every time.

THE LOTUS FLOWER CHAMPION is her first novel.

Praise For…

“This is one of the best YA books I've read in a long time! It's like survivor meets Thai folktales! I absolutely adored Alaia and loved the OCD representation.” -Kay Reads Too Much

“This is a clean, adventurous YA novel with fascinating use of Thai folktales.” -Zoe Forward, Author

“This was such a unique spin on magical abilities and myths. There were a variety of characters and I really enjoyed each and every one of them. This is such a fun novel that I really enjoyed.” -Miss W Book Reviews

“The fact that this book had such high stakes for the characters and a hint of magic, really kept my focus on never wanting to put it down... But wow, this book was such a good read, I highly recommend it if you like magic, escape rooms, life or death situations, romance, or high stakes in books.” -Meg_Hendu

“The Lotus Flower Champion is an enjoyable read.” -Bookshelf Showcase

“This was such a great read! It's full of magic and myths! It's diverse and full of twists and turns. An island where X-men meets Maze Runner and entwined in Thai folklore.” -Of Pages and Ink_Books

“This was a great read! The cover instantly drew me in and I fell in love with the story right away.” -Rina Roo Reads

“The Lotus Flower Champion was bizarre and interesting, familiar and new, and a blend of genres. The settings were very picturesque. I felt the story was easy to get into and that Alaia was a very compelling character.” -Books.Pups.Tea

Product Details
ISBN: 9781649374332
ISBN-10: 164937433X
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English