I Can't Wait for... Stealing Thunder by Alina Boyden

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is an epic fantasy featuring a hijra born with the soul of a woman who finds sisterhood as one of her dera’s finest dancers, and a new purpose as its most profitable thief.

Title: Stealing Thunder

Author: Alina Boyden

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

Genres: Fantasy

Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored, Transgender

Protecting her identity means life or death in this immersive epic fantasy inspired by the Mughal Empire.  

In a different life, under a different name, Razia Khan was raised to be the Crown Prince of Nizam, the most powerful kingdom in Daryastan. Born with the soul of a woman, she ran away at a young age to escape her father’s hatred and live life true to herself. 

Amongst the hijras of Bikampur, Razia finds sisterhood and discovers a new purpose in life. By day she’s one of her dera’s finest dancers, and by night its most profitable thief. But when her latest target leads her to cross paths with Arjun Agnivansha, Prince of Bikampur, it is she who has something stolen.  

An immediate connection with the prince changes Razia’s life forever, and she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous political war. The stakes are greater than any heist she’s ever performed. When the battle brings her face to face with her father, Razia has the chance to reclaim everything she lost…and save her prince.


  1. I'm intrigued by this! It's definitely on my "maybe" list depending on how much time I have.

  2. This deff caught my attention. I’ll keep an eye out for reviews 🙂

  3. This sounds like an interesting one, I'll have to keep my eye out for it!


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