Twin Flames is a young adult fantasy about twins Leila and Bianca, who are counting the days until high school graduation so they can escape their small Virginia town. When Leila receives a mysterious power, the twins suddenly have a whole new world to explore—until a relapse of Bianca’s childhood illness threatens everything.

Twin Flames is the book I wish I’d had growing up,” says author Olivia Abtahi, who currently works as a film director at a production company in Denver, Colorado. She describes it as “kickass female leads with secret powers that are still rooted in daily struggles of identity and ability.” The daughter of Iranian and Argentinian political refugees, Abtahi wanted to write a story that “speaks to a childhood of straddled continents and cultures.”

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Tu Books, Fall 2020