This is book number 1 in the Elementals series.
“Amie Kaufman has created a magical new world full of distant lands and creatures waiting to be discovered. Ice Wolves pulled me in from the first page and left me wanting more at the last. Great news for wolf-lovers everywhere: this book is about actual wolves!”
— Renee Becher, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
From New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman comes the first book in an electrifying series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world.
Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.
So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Family or not, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.
To rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.
“If you’ve ever wanted to go on an adventure, read this book.” — Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
Anders’s and Rayna’s adventures continue in Elementals: Scorch Dragons, and the dramatic conclusion to the trilogy, Elementals: Battle Born!
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, and the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Her series include The Illuminae Files, The Aurora Cycle, The Other Side of the Sky duology, the Starbound trilogy, the Unearthed duology, the Elementals trilogy, and The World Between Blinks. Her work is in development for film and TV, and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library. Learn more about her and subscribe to her newsletter at www.amiekaufman.com
“A thrilling, nonstop adventure with vibrant characters and the kind of richly imagined world you never want to leave.” — Shannon Messenger, New York Times bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series
“Amie Kaufman charges onto the scene with Ice Wolves, a story full of epic beasts and endearing heroes that will keep you reading late into the night. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an adventure, read this book.” — Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
“Dragons! Wolves! Epic battles! Divided loyalties! Amie Kaufman’s Ice Wolves is full of fast-paced adventure, but at its heart it’s also the tale of one boy facing two classic questions: Where do I belong? and Who am I? The answers he finds will enthrall any reader.” — Margaret Peterson Haddix, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Children series and the Missing series
“Unique and utterly spellbinding; a fast-paced, fantastical thrill ride from beginning to end.” — Gregory Funaro, New York Times bestselling author of Alistair Grim’s Odditorium
“With propulsive prose and impeccable pacing, Amie Kaufman has created a wholly absorbing fantasy world that feels both ancient and dangerous. Readers will devour this tale of fire and ice, magic and mystery, family and friendship—and immediately beg for the next book. Engrossing and vibrant.” — Claire Legrand, acclaimed author of Foxheart
“Nestled between fast-paced action and vivid imagery, Kaufman deftly shares with us the heartache of lives diverging, of losing the one person who has always been with you in the fight against the world. I feel this story so deeply and I want more!” — Alex Gino, award-winning author of George
“What a treat to have a magical world full of diverse characters in which any young person can imagine themselves as powerful shape-shifters. An engaging world and cliffhanger ending leave readers wanting more.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)