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We Set the Dark on Fire: review

384 pages

Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books

I received a digital ARC of this book through Edelweiss thanks to HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.

Latina queer rep. Holla!

I want so badly to say that this was an original story, but it didn’t seem that way. At least not at first. This was reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale in a lot of ways and also of some recent books I have read. A lot of what I read is pertinent to the world now, but what sets it apart for me is the diversity. Although this had a touch of older stories, the more I read, the more it morphed into its own. Plus, the cover is just gorgeous.

Girls are primed at Medio School for Girls until they are ready to be sold off to wealthy men. In this story, Dani, who is not of a lower class, is chosen to become part of a chief military officer’s son. She soon finds herself wrapped up in a rebellion and a dangerous romance.

Although there isn’t much action, I still found myself drawn to it. The air of mystery and the twists and turns were amazing. AND THE CLIFFHANGER ENDING.  I didn’t realize until I went to type this review that it doesn’t come out for another seven months. Which means I have to wait longer for the sequel unless I score the arc. Now, I’m scared. Why did I do this to myself???

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