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We set the dark on fire

by Mejia, Tehlor Kay,

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"Dani must question everything she's worked for as she learns about the corruption of the Median government"--
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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In Medio, a myth tells of the Sun God, who took two wives, one wise and loyal, the other sensual and nurturing. Now, selected young women train to become the dual wives of the nation's politicians: the Primera to be his partner in work and business, and the Segunda to run his home and family. Daniela's poor parents lied to get her into the school, hoping to secure her a better future, and indeed, Dani has become the top Primera student, keeping her emotions in check and her forged papers a secret. Mateo, her new husband, seems strangely cold and cruel, and it doesn't help that the family has chosen Dani's longtime rival, Carmen, as their Segunda. But the worst comes when Dani is contacted by a resistance group and asked to spy on Mateo and politicos like him. As she learns more about Mateo's narrow-mindedness and oppressive politics and as she and Carmen grow startlingly closer Dani's sympathy for the resistance grows, but is there even a life for her beyond this one? Like the revolution, Mejia's world is carefully built. With its achingly slow-burn romance and incisive examination of power structures, this is a masterfully constructed novel, made all the more impressive as it's a debut. This timely examination of how women move through the world is potent and precise, and readers will be eager for the sequel.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this debut starring Latina teens, Mejia spins a complicated tale of love, intrigue, moral compromise, and action, with a prescient sensibility that echoes current headlines and political issues. In an island nation divided by a wall, where tradition dictates that upper-class women marry out of duty and that every man has two wives, two school rivals are matched with the ambitious scion of a political family. Danielle Vargas, 17, has trained for years to be the perfect Primera, the ideal intellectual partner for her husband-to-be, while her friend-turned-foe, Carmen Santos, was born to be a Segunda, the passionate nurturer of the family. But the husband they must share, Mateo Garcia, is cold, domineering, secretive, and utterly uninterested in Danielle's desire to help. When a revolutionary group uncovers her greatest secret-she's from the impoverished side of the walled country and holds forged identity papers-they blackmail her into spying on the Garcia family. Even as Danielle becomes further embroiled in conspiracy and subversion, she and Carmen forge an unexpected and intense relationship. The first in a duology, this fierce, feminist novel throws memorable characters into a provocative set of circumstances, and the constant twists will leave readers yearning for the conclusion. Ages 14-up. Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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Subjects Social classes Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Marriage Fiction
Dystopias Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062691330
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