Aya and the Star Chaser
Illustrated by Kaley McKeanAges 9 to 11
Nura and the Immortal Palace meets South Asian myths and legends in this fairytale based on Bengali folklore that puts brown girls centre-stage, from the author of Rumaysa: A Fairytale. Gorgeous black and white illustrations by Kaley McKean.
Aya has been fascinated by stars ever since she can remember. But never in her wildest imagination did she expect to get struck by one and develop powers beyond her control.
When the evil Abnus takes over the region of Alferra in search of power, Aya quickly learns there is a great darkness afoot. Can Aya learn to control her burgeoning magic and keep her friends and family safe before it's too late?
Aya and the Star Chaser is a brilliant gothic fairytale from Radiya Hafiza.