We Set the Dark on Fire

We Set the Dark on Fire

Tehlor Kay Mejia / Jul 22, 2019

We Set the Dark on Fire In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid s Tale and Latinx authors Zoraida C rdova and Anna Marie McLe society wife in training Dani has a great awakening after bein

  • Title: We Set the Dark on Fire
  • Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • ISBN: 0062691317
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid s Tale and Latinx authors Zoraida C rdova and Anna Marie McLe, society wife in training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid s Tale and Latinx authors Zoraida C rdova and Anna Marie McLe, society wife in training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband s household or raise his children Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class.Daniela Vargas is the school s top student, but her pedigree is a lie She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society.And school couldn t prepare her for the difficult choices she must make after graduation, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio.Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or will she give up everything she s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio and a chance at a forbidden love Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication February 26th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books More Details ISBN 0062691317 ISBN13 9780062691316 Series We Set the Dark on Fire 1 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia Author Release date Feb 26, 2019 In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid s Tale and authors Zoraida C rdova and Anna Marie McLe, society wife in In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid s Tale and authors Zoraida C rdova and Anna Marie McLe, society wife in training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival.Enter to win an advance copy Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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This was such a refreshing and original read that takes on so many prevalent issues in today s society I hate comparing books, but if you like diverse reads with queer characters of colour that have the same vibe as The Handmaid s Tale except Young Adult , then you ll love this Even full review on my blogRepresentation Latina main characters and an f f romance According to the publisher, these are both ownvoices ARC kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books in exchange for an honest review. This was such a refreshing and original read that takes on so many prevalent issues in today s society I hate comparing books, but if you like diverse reads with queer characters of colour that have the same vibe as The Handmaid s Tale except Young Adult , then you ll love this Even if you don t like it, pick it up for the amazing ownvoices diversity in a fantasy dystopian setting Since the plot is unique and complex, I ll put it simply young girls are trained at the Medio School for Girls to become emotionless, conservative glorified maids Primeras or aesthetically pleasing, scandalous child bearers Segundas and are sold married off to rich men Except, based on the mythology of the world, a girl from each side is married to one man The main character, Dani, is a Primera from the lower class and will be married off to the chief military strategist s son alongside her first friend at the school and now enemy , Carmen Obviously, I can t go into a lot of detail because this doesn t come out until 2019 but I can definitely say this is something you shouldn t miss The world is terrifying, yet so relevant The world building and writing are both absolutely stunning The characters are all complex and well developed The f f romance is adorable though it needed development in the beginning My only complaint was the lack of action throughout the novel where the explanations of the corrupt government were explained to us rather than shown P.S Don t read an ARC of this because there s an intense cliffhanger and you ll have to wait two years for the sequel You re welcome flag 29 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Emily May marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves arc, young adult ARC provided in exchange for honest review flag 19 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 09, 2018 Rachel Strolle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, 2019 releases IMMEDIATE FAVEIMMEDIATE FAVEWOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW HOLY F flag 17 likesLike see review Joelie Hey Rachel Question is this actually fantasy Not a huge fantasy reader but the plot sounds really good Jan 30, 2019 04 17PM A B Neilly I want to know, also This book intrigued me Jan 30, 2019 06 06PM Feb 23, 2018 destiny howling libraries marked it as to read Shelves unreleased but i need it now, owned tbr, unread review copies, 2019 releases, february tbr 1 I m always going to be here for fantastic queer women of color2 Tehlor Kay Mejia s story in All Out was so phenomenal that I feel an empty space in my soul begging for of her writing flag 16 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 megs_bookrack marked it as to read Shelves books i own to read Preorder in Let the waiting game begin flag 14 likesLike see review Dita Squeeeeee I love that feeling Jan 28, 2019 09 03AM megs_bookrack Dita wrote Squeeeeee I love that feeling Right Soooo good Jan 28, 2019 09 10AM Jan 03, 2019 Tatiana marked it as lost interest Shelves 4, 2019, starred 2019 done, ya, fantasy Nothing about the blurb sounds interesting or new, but 4 starred reviews Can t resist flag 14 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 06, 2018 Dahlia added it review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, quiltbag ya, qpoc is no longer speaking to Tehlor Now that we have that out of the way, this is an unsettlingly prescient read for the state of politics in 2018 19 like, it s literally about wall crossing illegals and has a bunch of characters you ll want to rip apart with your bare hands and thank God there is some kissing in there flag 13 likesLike see review Mar 07, 2017 ak rated it it was amazing review of another edition I read a real early draft and it was magic then and from all accounts has only gotten better I can t waaaaaittttt.Update 12 13 2018 it has gotten better This is a story of immigration and revolution and family Tehlor s written something gay and special I think flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves advanced reader, edelweiss This book made me feel a lot Mostly anger But not at the book Just at some of the similarities to what we re seeing in the world right now Dani came illegally over the wall into the legal side of her country She still grew up close to the border which is very poor Her parents got her papers illegally and did everything they could to get her into the Medio School For Girls In this school, the girls are prepared to be married off to prominent boys Dani is the top in her class She This book made me feel a lot Mostly anger But not at the book Just at some of the similarities to what we re seeing in the world right now Dani came illegally over the wall into the legal side of her country She still grew up close to the border which is very poor Her parents got her papers illegally and did everything they could to get her into the Medio School For Girls In this school, the girls are prepared to be married off to prominent boys Dani is the top in her class She doesn t want to be married, but she goes through it for her parents Each boy marries two girls One girl is supposed to help her husband with his business and be his partner The other is to make the house pretty and to give him babies Dani is chosen for Mateo, a boy who may become president The girl chosen with her is Carmen, a girl Dani tried to be friends with, but who bullied her through school.There is a resistance group, La Voz, that is trying to help the poor They don t like the government and want to find a way to overthrow it They have spies everywhere and they blackmail Dani into helping them They knew her papers were forged and she was about to be found out by a new detection system A boy showed up her last day of school with new papers for her But they came with a price He shows up at her new home and starts giving her tasks The Dani does, the she realizes that she sides with La Voz than her new husband Dani risks everything to continue helping them Partly out of blackmail, but also because of her own feelings.Dani quickly realizes that her training from school won t help her with Mateo He doesn t want an equal He wants wives who listen, do what they re told, and obey him I hated Mateo Usually I can find a positive in a bad character, but there was nothing with him I swear my blood pressure went up when I read the parts he was included in I ll thank you to watch your tone, he said, his own face flushing now though his tone had gone colder still No one likes a mouthy woman As I mentioned in the beginning, I found many similarities to what we re seeing in the US right now It s not to the point of killing, but the way people past the southern border are being treated The talk of a wall Of how they are somehow lesser people because of where they were born Again, blood pressure went up a lot while reading I like books that make me feel something and this one definitely did Who do you think is responsible for the militarization of the border he asked For the shoot on sight policy regarding border crossings There is a lot of action, betrayal, and some f f romance in this book It s very political And the ending had a big twist with a cliffhanger Warnings for misogyny, prejudice against the poor and people from across the border, kidnapping abduction, and attacks killing I gave this book 4 1 2 stars rounded up to 5 on Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for my copy for review Quotes taken from an arc and may change before final publication I cannot wait for book two flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2018 Melissa Ever So Mela marked it as not released review of another edition I m a simple personI see a Latina main character, I press TBR flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Madalyn Novel Ink rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, edelweiss, read dec 18, 2019 1st quarter I really, really enjoyed this The subject matter is timely and upsetting and rage inducing, but there s also two Latinx girls kissing, so I need book two now Full review coming closer to release flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 USOM rated it it was amazing Disclaimer I received this free book from Edelweiss This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest I adored Dani from the beginning Fiercely loyal to her family, committed to her role as a Primera, and terrified of her past secrets We Set the Dark on Fire is passionate, gripping, and a book that will surprise you with its depth There s rebellion, forbidden love, and personal growth You ll want to go ahead and pre order the sequel as soon as you finish the first I can t sin Disclaimer I received this free book from Edelweiss This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest I adored Dani from the beginning Fiercely loyal to her family, committed to her role as a Primera, and terrified of her past secrets We Set the Dark on Fire is passionate, gripping, and a book that will surprise you with its depth There s rebellion, forbidden love, and personal growth You ll want to go ahead and pre order the sequel as soon as you finish the first I can t sing the praises enough If you love books with fantasy, mirrors into reality, and stories of rebellion, this book is for you flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Tucker TuckerTheReader marked it as not released tbr review of another edition I love this cover by the science part of me is screaming about how it s physically impossible to set the dark in fire flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2018 mo marked it as arc tbr review of another edition The first in a sizzling fantasy duology from debut author Tehlor Kay Mejia, We Set The Dark On Fire is a boldly feminist look at freedom, family, and fighting the power. i m very here for this thanks to the publisher and edelweiss for the arc flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 24, 2018 Olivia The Candid Cover marked it as to read Shelves 2019 releases, young adult, wishlist wednesday 2019 I am immediately drawn into this book because of the forbidden love trope The concept is so intriguing and the cover is just so pretty It also sounds a bit like The Handmaid s Tale with its polarized society Looking forward to finding out about this one in the spring flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2018 Melanie bookswritinghappiness rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves most anticipated 2019, arcs, lgbt, edelweiss I received a digital ARC of this book through Edelweiss thanks to HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.I added this book to my TBR list a little over a month ago because I thought the premise sounded cool and I absolutely loved the cover Yes, I know, I shouldn t judge the book by its cover, but it s really beautiful I wasn t expecting to read it before release day, but when I saw that the digital ARC was available on Edelweiss, I figured I d give it a shot and request it To my surpr I received a digital ARC of this book through Edelweiss thanks to HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.I added this book to my TBR list a little over a month ago because I thought the premise sounded cool and I absolutely loved the cover Yes, I know, I shouldn t judge the book by its cover, but it s really beautiful I wasn t expecting to read it before release day, but when I saw that the digital ARC was available on Edelweiss, I figured I d give it a shot and request it To my surprise, I got approved to read it We Set the Dark on Fire is definitely not your typical YA fantasy dystopia The concept is very unique and I was immediately interested in learning about Daniela and the society she lives in I especially loved the sort of mythical backstory that serves as a kind of introduction to the main story It built up the world and provided all of the necessary information without info dumping I also was happy to see a heck of a lot of latinx representation Every single character in this book is latinx, which is pretty freaking awesome There is a lot of Spanish sprinkled throughout the novel, serving as everything from city names to society specific terms All of the names of the characters are Spanish, too In addition to the latinx rep, there are also LGBT characters, which I did not realize until I read the book The author that immediately comes to mind when I think of latinx LGBT rep is Adam Silvera, so this book is in some really good company.I knew going in that this was the first of a duology, so I expected a cliff hanger at the end, but I didn t expect it to be so perfect It ended this first arc of the plot while also leaving me wanting to keep reading This book isn t even out for another six months, so who knows how long I ll have to wait to find out what happens next AHHH It ll be worth the wait for sure I did feel like the plot dragged a little bit at times although, the fact that I was reading an ebook may have contributed to that , and I didn t quite fall in love with the characters as much as I would have liked That being said, though, I loved watching the characters develop, especially Dani and Carmen Also, that plot twist totally surprised me I was expecting it to twist in the total opposite direction.Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, and I m looking forward to reading the sequel in a few years I highly recommend you check this book out in February flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 04, 2018 Mila rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves lgbt, arcs The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss website in exchange for an honest review.The premise of this book is what obviously drew my attention a school where girls are trained to be perfect high society wives while the rest of the population is having trouble living But there s actually so much to this story there s a forbidden relationship, the religious undertones, a revolution brewing backstage, a lot of social commentaries, especially on the The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss website in exchange for an honest review.The premise of this book is what obviously drew my attention a school where girls are trained to be perfect high society wives while the rest of the population is having trouble living But there s actually so much to this story there s a forbidden relationship, the religious undertones, a revolution brewing backstage, a lot of social commentaries, especially on the topic of group vs individual interest , etc Overall, there are meditations about different topics throughout the book because the POV character, Daniela, was taught to be a Primera, who are prized for their intellectual properties The writing also delivers her thoughts and personality very well, I enjoyed it a lot However, there were still a few things that bothered me First of all, the bullying narrative where the bullied person forgives the bully out of the goodness of their heart after one little apology I m fed up with it and it honestly needs to die The fact that they were kids doesn t change anything, it s total crap and invalidates the feelings of the bullied Second, the romance, while interesting and exciting, was way too rushed And thirdly, the cliffhanger wasn t the best, it felt like the narrative was constantly twisting itself in order to be surprising I will still definitely read the second book and maybe even read the finished copy of this one because the setting and the plot are honestly worth it flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2017 Kourtni R marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases I can t believe I have to wait until 2019 to read this flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2017 Adriana Martinez Figueroa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases by latinx authors, diversity in ya lit, latinx lit, queer ya lit stares up at the ceiling for a full hour after finishing it i have to wait so long for the next book full review to be posted in december Rating 5 5 StarsReview We Set the Dark on Fire WSTDOF was added to my To Read list on February 2018 Adding books to my To Read list on is something of a second nature to me I know I m never gonna read the thousands of books in that list, but I love the encouragement of knowing that these books are there if I want to read them Sometime af stares up at the ceiling for a full hour after finishing it i have to wait so long for the next book full review to be posted in december Rating 5 5 StarsReview We Set the Dark on Fire WSTDOF was added to my To Read list on February 2018 Adding books to my To Read list on is something of a second nature to me I know I m never gonna read the thousands of books in that list, but I love the encouragement of knowing that these books are there if I want to read them Sometime after adding it to the list, I read Tehlor Kay Mejia s story in All Out The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages , making me fall in love with her writing style and subject matter queer latinas caring for and loving each other in a historical setting MY BRAND In October, I posted on Twitter that it seemed quite interesting that not many queer Latinas were getting ARCs to WSTDOF, essentially bypassing the target audience in favor of white and straight reviewers Bookseller and overall amazing person Cecilia Cackley sent me an extra copy she had on hand.Now we re here After finishing the book and staring at the ceiling for a whole hour, going to sleep, and then waking up only thinking about the book, I m ready to talk about the masterpiece that is Mejia s debut novel.A story of political intrigue and suspense that will leave you sweating with its fast pace, Mejia s fantasy is one that s rooted in reality It s a story about what happens when you marginalize and oppress someone from birth and what they d do in order to break the system that has long broken you and those you love.In WSTDOF, we see the world of Medio divided by a wall that separates those chosen by the Sun God the right side and those chosen by the Salt God the wrong side the closer to the capital, the conservative and exclusive the world In Medio, the elite men hold all the power, even in their marriages as they follow in the footsteps of the Sun God who had two wives one wife, the Primera, will be the man s right hand and in charge of the machinations of the family the other, the Segunda, will be there to love the husband and provide offspring This tradition has been passed down for generations until we find Daniela Vargas, who s on the cusp of graduation from the Medio School for Girls, which prepares future Primeras and Segundas for the highest ranking government officials.Dani, a girl raised in the outskirts of what Medio deems civilization, is forced to make the biggest decision of her life to spy on her new husband for the radical resistance group La Voz, or be exposed as an illegal citizen of Medio and potentially face death Dani is forced into many masks, none of which ever allow her to be herself not that she s had much time to contemplate this A hundred shades of a girl, is how her contact with the rebel group describes her, and she takes that descriptor in stride.The way Dani flits between identities and melts into whatever role she needs to play at a moment s notice is not unlike someone who s been forced to assimilate into a society that would shun her otherwise She code switches between a strict Primera living under the thumb of an egomaniac, a harsh and effective informant of the comings and goings of the Garcia household, an immigrant forced to forget her roots and family, a socialite, and a confidante living with her childhood tormentor turned co wife Dani is naturally curious and often gets her way due to the practiced ease with which she can slip into certain roles She melds into the background when necessary, yet isn t afraid of making her voice heard after all, she was taught to be a Primera, a partner for her husband through all things.Seeing her evolution from bystander to forced actor to active participant was magical in itself, all without needing a magic system in a fantasy The text reads like fantasy, but doubles as a realistic metaphor for class division, questions of citizenship who gets to be the right kind of citizen and the wrong kind , sexuality in fictional settings, power dynamics, the cost of revolution and radical groups, religion only slightly , a civilization s mythos and how it can carry over in the shaping of a society and its shared generational trauma, and familial relations among Latinx people I could write like 50 different essays on this book.It s a testament to Tehlor s writing that it leaves you not just wanting , but wanting to do Do about the politics of our world, about gender dynamics, about the literary canon Speaking of, why is the book being promoted as something for fans of The Handmaid s Tale Because of the topics of patriarchal ownership of and power over women s bodies The context is very different, especially within that of Latinx families Tangent over for now I want to hug Dani and tell her to keep fighting for what s right, to not let her moral compass be corrupted by those in power, or even by those whom she loves.And Dani does love fiercely She hides it underneath all the masks, but she loves her estranged family, loves having a purpose, and loves Carmen Wait, who is Carmen and why am I just mentioning her now Carmen is the Segunda to Dani s Primera, both of them married to Mateo Garcia, both of them with dimensions of differences and history Dani and Carmen came up to the Medio School for Girls at the same time, but grew apart as Carmen assimilated faster into the school s elitism Their rivalry grew at the same time they did, but they had to learn to put those rivalries to rest if they were to work together to please their husband However, by putting their differences aside, they discover that their relationship is growing in friendship, and perhaps in something There s something to be said about two women finding each other in the most precarious of circumstances, it s the enemies to lovers trope I love so dearly but developed correctly Some reviewers have said they didn t like how it was developed, and at times I agree one apology does not make a good relationship However, I looked at their relationship in the way Latinx families deal with their own relationships We rarely ever apologize to each other verbally, there are other ways we communicate regret, and I think that comes across quite well between Carmen and Dani They have each other s backs in the face of a government hell bent in keeping them and their families in the sidelines This is especially true whenever they must face Mateo and his very powerful family.Another early reviewer said that Mateo was pantomime villain evil, which completely negates the fact that this story is supposed to showcase the cruelty of men and their obsession with expressing how much power they have over women He denies Dani a foothold in his life, preferring to do backdoor and seedy dealings by himself, which erases her power At one point, he uses his body as a weapon against Dani, threatening her physically and verbally It s the classic makings of an abuser, not of a fantasy villain It goes to show how much Mejia injects her fantasy with realism Mateo doesn t have superpowers or magic, unless you count the fact that he was born privileged and wouldn t get reprimanded in the same way someone from a lower caste or of a different gender would It s classic Latinx machismo Mateo isn t an evil villain, he s a regular man raised to be someone in a position of power over those he oppresses, which is a realistic kind of evil.There are so many complex and important details that make WSTDOF such an incredible book This doesn t even cover the poignant narration from Dani s perspective Dani s a narrator who keeps her emotions pretty much close to her chest, so when she divulges them to the audience it steals your breath away By the end of the book, she s changed so much from the rigid girl wishing away her powerlessness It proves to be hard, but she continues despite many setbacks She s a fighter, not in the kickass, The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen way she s a fighter in the way Laia in An Ember in the Ashes is, or like Katniss circa Mockingjay she s emotionally resourceful, playing out all the possible outcomes before sticking to one, which allows her to think on her feet when faced with a twist she didn t see coming.And there are twists in the story that you won t see coming either There isn t much left for me to say that won t seem like I m repeating myself at this point or end up spoiling the book, but trust me, you ll want to read this book Then, you can join me in the torture of having to wait for the next installment of this duology.Thank you to Cecilia Cackley of East City Bookshop , a women owned independent community bookstore in Washington D.C, once again for sending me this copy Consider pre ordering WSTDOF from this store The book comes out February 26th, 2019 flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 09, 2018 fatin rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, cover love, dystopian, young adult full review up on my blog now.3.5 stars This was a very original and interesting read for me I loved how it features two main latina women who are part of the LGBT community and is apparently written by an ownvoices author 10 10 would recommend this I nearly cried my eyes off at how beautiful the writing is in this one Please add it to your TBR for some cute f f romance flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 05, 2018 Jackie marked it as releases 2019 review of another edition DUDE I M PUMPED FORBIDDEN ROMANCE IS MY JAM flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Adiba Jaigirdar rated it really liked it review of another edition This was an absolutely fantastic read It s so eloquently written, but it s not purple prose It s the perfect blend of lyricism, plot, and characters Once I picked it up, I honestly couldn t put it down I was totally invested in the world, the characters, and the plot.I was a little bit wary of how the f f romance was going to develop, because the dynamics between the two characters was complicated, and I wasn t sure how it could go from those complex dynamics to a romance But it was brill This was an absolutely fantastic read It s so eloquently written, but it s not purple prose It s the perfect blend of lyricism, plot, and characters Once I picked it up, I honestly couldn t put it down I was totally invested in the world, the characters, and the plot.I was a little bit wary of how the f f romance was going to develop, because the dynamics between the two characters was complicated, and I wasn t sure how it could go from those complex dynamics to a romance But it was brilliantly done There was so much slow burn but it was near perfect I do wish that it had been a little bit drawn out, that the characters had slightly time to trust in each other, but other than that, I had no complaints.The only reason why this is a four star read is becausethe ending was confusing I was hoping that all of the political tensions, particularly Dani s confusion about which side she stood on, would be or less resolved as we got to the end That we would have a solid idea about Dani s goals Butthat didn t happen If anything, it became even confusing And while I loved the world building of the use of religion to push for the agenda of the privileged, towards the end some of the reasons for Dani s and another person s involvement in the politics feltunrealised There s a cliff hanger at the endand I m not annoyed by the fact that it s a cliff hanger, I m annoyed because it felt like Dani was grappling with these decisions for the large majority of the book At the end, there should be some sort of a conclusion, not and grappling Other than my issues with the ending, this novel was basically perfect I m hoping the second book will clear up my and Dani s confusion I highly recommend giving this a read It s a brilliant commentary about class structures and social power, about sexism, love, and many other things flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 16, 2017 percy marked it as tbr unreleased review of another edition 2019 2 0 1 9 w h a t t h e f u c k b u t i n e e d i t N O W flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Angel rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 releases, diverse reads, katherine tegen harper, ya, to buy, arc for review Wow flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 21, 2018 Shannon Dyer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, arc Round up to 4.5 stars Review to come at AAR closer to publication flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Dawn Abron rated it it was ok review of another edition Let s start by saying that I appreciate the representation and the timeliness of the topic but unfortunately that s all which is the reason for the low rating The MC, Dani, was nothing special She was the typical character who wants to please her parents even if it means sacrificing their own desires This character that we ve all read a hundred times, rebukes the rebels or ignores them until she s confronted with the realness and joins them IF YOU MUST WRITE THIS CHARACTER THAT APPEARS IN EV Let s start by saying that I appreciate the representation and the timeliness of the topic but unfortunately that s all which is the reason for the low rating The MC, Dani, was nothing special She was the typical character who wants to please her parents even if it means sacrificing their own desires This character that we ve all read a hundred times, rebukes the rebels or ignores them until she s confronted with the realness and joins them IF YOU MUST WRITE THIS CHARACTER THAT APPEARS IN EVERY DYSTOPIAN YA NOVEL, PLEASE MAKE THEM STAND OUT HAVE A NEW VOICE Making Dani Latina isn t enough she has to have a different voice a personality The romance was insta love Carmen is a biotch and has hated Dani for FIVE YEARS TREATED HER LIKE A PIECE OF SHIT but then she has one civil conversation and it s booty time What Is there a lack of f f romance among minority characters Yes but please do it well The supporting cast of characters were forgettable Mateo was a caricature of a villain Carmen s only asset was that she filled out a dress Sota was interesting on this first two appearances on the page but he fizzled I would have liked to see the older Primera and Segunda have a larger role but once again forgettable The writing I used to say that a book has bad writing but I m going to stop saying that Instead, I ll say that this type of writing wasn t for me Mejia tried to create tension and sometimes in landed but most of the time it was familiar Snooping in someone s office that you re forbidden to enter, eavesdropping on convos, making plans to meet with the rebels only to have someone unknowingly inviting themselves These are all straight out of movies and TV you have to have some nuance but there wasn t much More about the writing and this time I will criticize There were at least three times where Dani received VITAL information by eavesdropping One time is okay but three That s lazy writing There has to be other ways for characters to obtain information that will move along the plot When the author has to use the same tactic than once, they ve run out of ideas The idea was new because it was a metaphor for the border wall but the border wall concept was too on the nose In other words, there was no depth and I wouldn t even go as far as to call it a metaphor It was a literal wall keeping poor people out When you write a have vs have nots or government vs rebel story, you have to do something different with it The government hates the have nots because they were poor I m not even sure if that was the reason but that s not the point Okay, they hate them and lie to the public to make them hate the have nots by turning them into criminals So, Trump is doing this right now and it s timely but Mejia wasn t giving it a new perspective We are currently living this and she s just telling us what we already know and feel and see GIVE ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT I can turn on CNN and hear what she s saying in this book GIVE ME A NEW VOICE, A NEW PERSPECTIVE, A NUANCED POV OR STORY FROM A REBEL DON T JUST REGURGITATE WHAT I HEAR ON THE NEWS EVERY DAY If you ve seen any spy type movie, you will totally predict everything I don t go into stories trying to predict everything but when it s kind of obvious, I have no choice but to try That s all I ll say about that I rated this low because I didn t enjoy any of it Sometimes I will enjoy the first 50 pages or there will be one great character but there was none of that in this book I didn t enjoy the first 10 pages There was literally nothing new or special about the PLOT This is a straight forward way of writing and that s just not the type of writing for me I like beautiful metaphoric prose I want to be challenged an this book fulfilled neither of those for me This book is frustrating because it had potential especially because ALL the characters were Latina I apologize if I m categorizing this wrong Is it Latinx Please correct me and it was set in a dystopian world It basically comes down to I don t want to read a book that I ve already read before If you liked Girls of Paper and Fire, which I coincidently also didn t enjoy, you ll like this book flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 14, 2018 Laurie Burns rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves dystopian, young adult I was very pleased as soon as I finished this book to find out it was a duology I am certainly not ready to give up on these amazing strong characters yet I need to know what happens I will be waiting anxiously for the next one to come out.we set the dark on fireWe Set the Dark on Fire is written by Tehlor Kay Mejia and has a bit of everything I like It is YA, a dystopian, has queer characters and diverse voices It is a novel with twists and turns that always kept me guessing until the last I was very pleased as soon as I finished this book to find out it was a duology I am certainly not ready to give up on these amazing strong characters yet I need to know what happens I will be waiting anxiously for the next one to come out.we set the dark on fireWe Set the Dark on Fire is written by Tehlor Kay Mejia and has a bit of everything I like It is YA, a dystopian, has queer characters and diverse voices It is a novel with twists and turns that always kept me guessing until the last page It brings up issues that are facing our world today women s reproductive rights, fear of the other and differences in classes in a way that certainly gets you thinking I loved it In an undetermined time, girls who are lucky enough to live on the right side of the wall are sent to the Medio School for Girls, where young women are trained to be one of two things a Primera or a Segunda Two very different sort of girls to make up the perfect marriage a man and his two wives, each with their place and their role One to help him keep his affairs in orders, one to be his lover and mother of his children Of course the Primeras and Segundas are sold to the highest bidder and off they go to the homes of rich, powerful men.We enter the story at the Medio School for Girls graduation as Daniela is graduating as the school s top student and heading as an important Primera to one of the most important and powerful political families going.As Daniela tries to keep all her masks in place, to avoid showing who she really is and getting used to a new life things start to slip Her Segunda is the impossibly beautiful Carmen, a girl who bullied her in school Her memories of her poor family left behind and struggling to survive keep arising Anger comes to her chest and frequently thinking about the unfairness of their world and her new husband sure does have a mean streak And that s not even the most serious of it all, she has been asked to join the resistance It is a wonderful story as we watch Dani make her choices in a brave and thrilling novel, racing with powerful women learning to speak and act for themselves and figure out who exactly they are and who they want to be flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Lauren YABookers rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves high fantasy, lgbtqia plus, highly anticipated 2019, edelweiss, ff romance, would rate than 5 if i could, fav 2018 reads, favorites Disclaimer I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.You are all going to love this, and I am very serious about that Intricate storytelling, beautifully crafted world, political intrigue, uprising and fighting against injustice It has a Latinx main character and a passionate f f romance and I am in love with this book, and you all will be too Full 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    We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia We Set the Dark on Fire will make you angry, hungry and sad But as Dani learns, there s power in that anger, a power to use for a change The story is about standing up, about fighting the system that oppressed you and you This book can have my heart, my soul and my life. Fun We Are Young ft Janelle Mone OFFICIAL VIDEO Dec , We are young So let s set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun Tonight We are young So let s set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun Carry me home tonight Just carry Rae Sremmurd Set The Roof ft Lil Jon YouTube Aug , Mix Rae Sremmurd Set The Roof ft Lil Jon YouTube Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi Powerglide ft Juicy J Duration RaeSremmurdVEVO ,, views We Set the Dark on Fire We Set the Dark on Fire and millions of other books are available for instant access view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Ovadia Law Group We Set the Standards Whether you re facing a devastating personal injury from a car accident, extensive property damage due to a recent hurricane, or have been unable to return to work following a vehicle collision, we re here to help you recover the compensation you deserve At Ovadia Law Group, we re dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. Fun We Are Young Lyrics MetroLyrics We are young So let s set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun Tonight We are young So let s set the world on fire We can burn brighter than the sun So if by the time the bar closes And you feel like falling down I ll carry you home tonight Daylight Saving Time When do we change our clocks Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at a.m on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. WE SET THE TONE malechampionsofchange As leaders, we know that we set the tone in our organisations and we can take a stand to eliminate everyday sexism in our workplaces In this letter, we share some of our efforts to understand and tackle everyday sexism We invite you to consider your leadership on this issue in your own organisation. How to set the home page Firefox Help Mozilla We ll show you how to automatically open any web page you want when you launch Firefox or click the Home button Open a tab with the web page you want to use as your home page Drag and drop that tab onto the Home button on your toolbar Click Yes to set this page as your home page Open the web

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        Tehlor Kay Mejia is a YA author and poet at home in the wild woods and alpine meadows of Southern Oregon When she s not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale.Her short fiction appears in the ALL OUT and TOIL TROUBLE anthologies from Harlequin Teen Her debut YA fantasy, WE SET THE DAR Tehlor Kay Mejia is a YA author and poet at home in the wild woods and alpine meadows of Southern Oregon When she s not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale.Her short fiction appears in the ALL OUT and TOIL TROUBLE anthologies from Harlequin Teen Her debut YA fantasy, WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, is out 2 26 2019 from Katherine Tegen Harper Collins, with a sequel to follow Her debut middle grade, PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE DROWNED PALACE, releases from Disney Hyperion Rick Riordan Presents in 2020, with a sequel to follow in 2021 METEOR, co written with Anna Marie McLe, is out summer 2020 from HarperTeen


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    2. full review on my blogRepresentation Latina main characters and an f f romance According to the publisher, these are both ownvoices ARC kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books in exchange for an honest review. This was such a refreshing and original read that takes on so many prevalent issues in today s society I hate comparing books, but if you like diverse reads with queer characters of colour that have the same vibe as The Handmaid s Tale except Young Adult , then you ll love t [...]




    3. 1 I m always going to be here for fantastic queer women of color2 Tehlor Kay Mejia s story in All Out was so phenomenal that I feel an empty space in my soul begging for of her writing



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