We Set the Dark on Fire

We Set the Dark on Fire

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, but both are promised 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 bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, 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 to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?

Title:We Set the Dark on Fire
ISBN:9780062691330
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About 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. She is active in the Latinx lit community, and passionate about representation for marginalized teens in media. You can find her on Twi



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    We Set the Dark on Fire Reviews

  • megs_bookrack

    At The Medio School for Girls, young women are trained for one of two roles: Primera or Segunda. Before you get too excited, these are not highly challenging professions these girls aspire too, but so...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    holy shit this looks awesome I'm here for the kickass latinx wlw...

  • mahana

    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 h...

  • Emily May

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review 🔥...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After following Tehlor Kay Mejia on social media for years and h...

  • Scarllet ? Underrated Lit Warrior

    If we’re not all free, none of us are free.I'm looking forward to writing down my thoughts on the amazingness that is WSTDOF, but for now let me just say that. Ending. was. WILD. I seriously cannot ...

  • JenacideByBibliophile

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Harper Collins, via Edelweiss+ for an honest review. Opinion: I cannot tell you guys how excited I was to receive an ARC copy of this book from E...

  • Dahlia

    *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"...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    ♦ Video Review ♦We all know Dystopian has had its big hype and it seems like it's not coming back anytime soon. But with WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, Tehlor Kay Mejia managed to write a truly engagi...