We Set the Dark on Fire, Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on Fire, Tehlor Kay Mejia

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We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia is a dystopian that this one sounds incredible. 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 more about this one in the spring!

We Set the Dark on fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on FireTitle: We Set the Dark on Fire
Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: February 26, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Latinx authors Zoraida Córdova and Anna-Marie McLemore, 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?


Book Quotes: We Set the dark on Fire

In a battle between two men trying to control her, she’d chosen herself.

Maybe this was trust … Giving someone the power to ruin you, betting your life on the belief that they wouldn’t.

About Tehlor Kay Mejia

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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 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 McLemore, is out summer 2020 from HarperTeen.

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20 thoughts on “We Set the Dark on Fire, Tehlor Kay Mejia

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    The cover had me at first sight. IT is awesome. Definitely one of my favorite types of artwork. And the story itself sounds pretty good. I am definitely interested!

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