The Shadow Mission (Hardcover)

By Shamim Sarif

HarperTeen, 9780062849632, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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About the Author

Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter, and director. She lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their two sons. The Athena Protocol is her first novel for teens. Visit her online at www.enlightenment-productions.com.



Praise For The Shadow Mission

PRAISE FOR The Athena Protocol:  “Imagine if Mission: Impossible were run by young, brilliant, ultra-skilled female operatives who undertook rogue operations to save the women and girls of the world from kidnappers and traffickers. Shamim Sarif has written a ferocious, take-no-prisoners thriller that actually thrills, with a deep heart and characters you’ll adore. What a wonderful and exciting new voice in YA. More please!”
— Patrick Ness, New York Times  bestselling author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here  and A Monster Calls

“Finally! The female version of James Bond we’ve been waiting for! Only better—this team of black-ops spies exclusively kick ass and take the names of those who prey on women and girls: warlords and human traffickers. With a diverse cast of heroes and villains, a global scope, and just a hint of romance, it makes taking down the patriarchy fun.”
— Natalie C. Anderson, author of City of Saints and Thieves

“Riveting, with thrillingly representative female empowerment.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“An inclusive cast, ample action, and escalating stakes. Jessie’s conflicted attraction rings true, and a gratifying conclusion hints at emotional complexities to come.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Lots of edge-of-your-seat moments. A perfectly paced plot and girls with brains and Mission Impossible."
— School Library Journal

“Led by and centered on women, this high-octane thriller features a well-developed cast with distinct, varied backgrounds. An explosively exciting story that shines a light on the treatment, mistreatment, and unity of women across the globe.”
— ALA Booklist