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We Set the Dark on Fire
We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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kera_11
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Daniela lied about her background to get into a prestigious school to become a primera (wife 1 that runs the house vs wife 2 who bears children). right before marriage, she gets blackmailed to help the rebellion spy on her husband to break out of this horrid patriarchal system. then her school bully becomes wife 2 &what‘s between them might not be hate. & Daniela no longer needs to be forced to be a spy.
this book was okay, sick of cliffhangers.

kera_11 not sure if I‘ll read the second book when it comes out 3mo
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xicanti
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I still need to install the shoulder pad and give it a final press to smooth everything out, but my YSL jacket has a right sleeve again! Hurray!

I finished the tagged book while I worked, and I find I wanted the ambiguous More from it, somehow. I definitely wanted a better enemies-to-lovers transition, but other than that I‘m afraid I can‘t quite pinpoint what else I wanted it to do. Sadness. 😔 #gaymay #audiosewing

tpixie Great job! 4mo
xicanti @tpixie thank you! 4mo
Shemac77 ❤️ 4mo
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xicanti
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Now that cycling‘s replaced walking as my main form of exercise, I do most of my bookish listening while I clean or play Candy Crush, neither of which makes for an even semi-interesting picture post. Today, though, I did a bit of #audiosewing! I confirmed the muslin sleeves work on my YSL jacket, so I can go ahead and recut the wool ones.

The book‘s pretty good so far, but I‘m anxious to get to the overtly queer parts. #gaymay

Shemac77 Impressive! I‘d have a heart attack taking apart an YSL. 4mo
xicanti @Shemac77 I‘ve made it wholesale! I found a pattern for their classic suit at the thrift store, then I found the perfect fabric, then I made it happen—except the jacket was my first big project a couple years back and I didn‘t have the know-how for it yet, and it came out way too big. (The trousers were fine with minimal adjustments.) I‘m now remaking it so it actually fits me. 4mo
tpixie @xicanti this is amazing 🤩 4mo
Shemac77 Even more impressive! @xicanti 4mo
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Kenyazero
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Pickpick

I don't love spy books, but my propensity for randomly selecting books without reading the description occasionally lands me in books that aren't my cup of tea but are still good. This is one such book. I loved reading Dani's drive to survive, the world building was excellent, and I enjoy the enemies to lovers trope. #LGBTQ #Spy

Clare-Dragonfly The second book is from carmen‘s POV and is even better, IMO! I especially recall the very real-feeling portrayal of the resistance. 5mo
Kenyazero @Clare-Dragonfly I'm excited to hear that the second book is Carmen's POV! 5mo
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SiameseCatsRead
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This book reminds me of the YA version of The Handmaid's Tale. It is so intriguing. I have been in a reading rut for a while, and this one has been a very fast read!
#ya #yafiction

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Zoe-h
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Mehso-so

I read this on my kindle and at one point I looked down and saw I was 75% through??? All the way from start to finish it felt like this book had no climax. Sure, there was plot, but it was just enough to keep me interested, nothing more. And towards the end of the book, some of the supposedly “obvious” conclusions Dani came to were super unclear to me. Probably won‘t read the sequel. 3⭐️

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Sharv_Sona
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Pickpick

This was a great book and I idolise Tehlor Kay Mejia whenever I write. The writing style is immaculate and of course, the book itself is fascinating and marvellous! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ps. The fluffy pillow has made a comeback!

Reyzl I am a fan of the fluffy pillow!!😍 10mo
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Last Line!!!

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Sharv_Sona
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“Fly, little bird.”

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Sharv_Sona
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I want to punch you in your smug face, she thought. “I‘d love that,” she said instead.

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Sharv_Sona
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Faith, it so often seemed, was for the lacking.

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Sharv_Sona
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Starting a new book!

Ps. Don‘t mind the background, I‘m on my way to my violin lesson, so I‘m in the bus. :)

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VioletMoonBooks
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This was an amazing read. It was full of so much romance and adventure. And the ending took me completely by surprise. This book had me on the edge of my seat. I can‘t wait to read the next book to see what happens next. I just know it‘s going to be epic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#WeSetTheDarkOnFire #TehlorKayMejia #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #Dystopia #Queer #Lesbian #Fantasy 💛💛💛💛

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VioletMoonBooks
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Tera66 I loved this one! 1y
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ThePageantHam
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Mehso-so

I found this to be a bit of a slog, so I listened to it at 2.5-3x speed. It's longer than it needs to be without fleshing out its characters enough for me to care about them to the level I should. The concept is interesting, a society where women's greatest goal is to become one of two wives (brains or beauty) to a wealthy man. The class divide and xenophobia feel relevant, and I love a f/f romance. It just didn't quite work for me.

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VioletMoonBooks
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brandierickson
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Pickpick

This book is basically 2020 in a nutshell, but in a way that makes me cautiously optimistic about 2021.

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DustyPages
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Pickpick

This book was a total cover buy and I had no idea what it was actually about when I started reading it but I loved it! This a YA kind of Handmaid's Tale and I was r a really surprised on just how much I ended up liking it.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

I had fun with this. It‘s the basic dystopian formula—a world where the rich get richer and the poor are ground down, a poor girl in the dazzling world of the rich, a handsome but cold rich love interest, a resistance, a mischievous and clever boy from that resistance—but with a wonderful Mexican feel to the world and a surprising queer twist. I found the ending confusing and disappointing, but Litsy reviews of the sequel make me want to read it.

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RebL
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Although my goal has been to read more for pleasure and less for work, sometimes a person just picks up a book and starts reading. Mejia was set to come to visit, but... pandemic. So I set this book aside until I didn't. The bright side is that I may have enjoyed this book more because I wasn't rushing to read it. I got to just experience it.

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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

This was almost a so-so for me, but I'm hoping the next in the series brings some of the answers that weren't given in this book.

The plot of a society were women are trained just to be wives to men and perform certain duties has been done before, and better than this book, but there were a few interesting changes.

I wanted to know more of how society reached this point and more of the rebels. Overall, it was a quick, fun read though.

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bibliobard
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I was starting to think I would never get a #ReadYourSign book done! But, here we are: a book with fire in the title and a main character who is VERY strong willed for #Sagittarius ♐️🔥. I also get to use this for #Booked2020 #Winter since the author is the same age I am and, thus, a #MillenialAuthor Triple bonus was that the MC was queer making it an LGBT+ book which is perfect for pride month 🏳️‍🌈

Cinfhen Yay!!! That‘s a #GrandSlam 🥳🥳🥳 2y
BennettBookworm Yay Sagittarius!! 2y
Clwojick Way to go on stacking prompts and challenges! ♥️ 2y
alisiakae 🙌🏽🙌🏽 I‘ve only finished one #ReadYourSign book so far 😄 2y
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night_shift
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Got the things I ordered from Powell's. Excited about the book and to get my bb in that cute outfit (it's so soft), but I'm missing my sticker, Shane! It was all saran wrapped inside and still, no sticker. Shane! My sticker! 😔

night_shift Also, getting some envelopes and should be sending some stuff out soon #LMPBC 2y
Karkar I love Powell‘s ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
night_shift @Karkar same! 💚 2y
readordierachel 😍😍 2y
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okthislooksbad
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Pickpick

Started my reading year with this absolute gem. There are some The Belles/Six of Crows-y vibes going on and it was just such a wild ride from start to finish. Yes, good.

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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

This dished up a few surprises at the end which was really fun. The writing wasn‘t stellar, and it‘s certainly not the first to tackle this YA dystopian government marriage genre, but I still really enjoyed the story and the characters and I‘m looking forward to the sequel coming out in a few months! #TBRRead #wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @StayCurious @Clwojick

FantasyChick I really liked this one too! 16pts 3y
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Interesting. Wish I knew it was a series before I got into it...

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cali4niacantu
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“In a battle between two men trying to control her, she‘d chosen herself.”

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bookishlyblessed
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New day new book. Let's do this!

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Tera66
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Pickpick

Enjoyed it on audio. Great world building for a dystopian story. Daniela has been trained to be a Primera, a wife that will manage her husbands household and be his partner, her husband will also have a Segunda that be his lover and bare his kids. She is wed to a man with high hopes to one day lead the government, a corrupt government. Dani has only got to this position due to forged papers, the rebels know, and use it to force her to help them.

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pythoness
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Ohhhh man, this is already really good.

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pythoness
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Sick as hell (probably [and unfortunately] because of a kid who was hacking their lungs out at the library, the other day) which means it‘s time to read some queer fantasy. ✨

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AmberWB
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LOVING this book....

Lovesbooks87 It was so good! Can't wait for the next book to come out! 3y
MandaMT I Just finished it last week! Excited for the next one! 3y
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MandaMT
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I heard the buzz about this a while back. Glad I finally checked it out. It‘s sort of a YA Latinx Handmaiden‘s Tale-type dystopia with a very familiar boarder wall crisis. (More in comments)

MandaMT In this book men in the ruling class take 2 wives- a Primera to run the household and support his career, and a Segunda as a physical companion/ to bear children. Dani came into the country with forged papers, but rose to the top of her class at finishing school. She‘s selected as the Primera for a boy groomed to be president. Her rival Carmen is his Segunda. A resistance group tries to recruit her as a spy. Lots of espionage and suspense. 3y
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Librarybelle
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I probably chose the wrong day to read this, with the senseless acts of violence discussed throughout the book, and with a wall built around a community - always sad when dystopian fiction eerily resembles real life.

I liked Dani‘s strength, as she struggles with her role in her society, and her feelings towards others. She‘s in a difficult place, and I‘m hoping the ending sets off for an even more powerful book two. I wanted to keep reading...

Librarybelle ...and, in fact, read this all day today. It was good to read a YA that wasn‘t a damsel in distress novel, but rather one where the girl has to take a stand on her own. Lies and deceptions play a role, as well as trust. Definitely looking forward to book two! 3y
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Minispok
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Took a little walk during my son‘s hapkido class and finished another book. It was a good day 🥋😊
#bfcr2 #bfc #book2 #bookfitnesschallenge
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wanderinglynn Great job!🙌🏻 3y
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 3y
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Minispok
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Only did half of my daily goal today, it was a very relaxed sunday with my family. On the plus side I did drink lots of water and my hubby is going to do the #fitnesschallenge as well! 😊😍 #bfcr2
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 3y
BookwormAHN Nice start 👏🏻 3y
LazyOwl Great start. Great that your hubby and you can be active together. 3y
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Laughterhp Great start! 3y
Ash.on.the.line Great start! Rest is also an important part of fitness! 👏🏼😊 3y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Dystopian ya. There is a school where women are trained for one of two roles in society. Obviously, the world needs a rebellion.

Purrsistently Best synopsis I've seen🙌 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Pickpick

Ugh the ending still hits me in the feels. Can't freaking wait for the sequel which is apparently Carmen's POV which SIGN ME THE FUCK UO FOR WITH THAT ENDING

starlight97 Nice cover 🤤 3y
LauraWeasley This cover is so gorgeous but I've read mixed reviews about the story so I'm still torn over getting it... 3y
Shley9225 Can‘t wait to read this myself! @LauraWeasley really? I haven‘t seen one bad review yet, they‘ve all been glowing for me 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Reread time! The author is coming to the TBR and Beyond group...and honestly, I just wanted an excuse to reread it.

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HippieChickHomeschool
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Panpan

Had so much promise, Latinx, lesbian love interest, but it just fell flat and read like every other YA dystopian instalove book. I had to make myself finish it.

Megabooks Yikes! 3y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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I was on the wait list forever for this. It‘s so worth the wait!

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erinjohns
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Mehso-so

It seemed rather sexist...like oh hey everyone is cool with polygomy...and biting your tongue when your husband is a prick...and let's throw in a untrusting pair for a romance...with a hint of rebellion. It was a bit too predictable for me.

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BookInMyHands
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I used to really like dystopian novels, and I keep placing them on hold, starting them, and realizing I just can‘t right now.

So- this book is great. I‘m intrigued. And I‘m quitting after an hour and a half because I just can‘t right now.

emtobiasz Yeah, I kept this one out from the library for too many renewals before I came to the same conclusion. 3y
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KyrstinElizabeth
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Their lips met like swords sometimes do, clashing and impatient and bent on destruction, and Dani thought her heart might burst if she didn‘t stop, but it would surely burst if she did. So she didn‘t. Carmen didn‘t. They barely noticed when the sky cracked open, extinguishing the fire at their feet, though it couldn‘t touch the one between them.

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BookNightOwl
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Mehso-so

3⭐⭐⭐

BookNightOwl When I first heard about this book I was so excited to pick it up and read it. It kind of gave me HandMaids Tale Vibe and I loved that book and that show.
I was really disappointed in this story and the way it was written. I felt like there was just not enough information given and it was just so one dimensional. I wanted to know more feel more get to know the characters better. I felt bored at times and found ot hard to pick up and finish. Will probably read the sequel just to know how it ends. Otherwise this book is just a
3⭐⭐⭐ read for me
3y
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