We Set the Dark on Fire

★★★★★/ 5

Title: We Set the Dark on Fire
Author:Tehlor Kay Mejia
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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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?


If you are looking for a book which in which women can choose between one of two professions which is fast-paced and exciting as all get out. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia is for you. Duty, rebellion, espionage and an LGBT+ romance. YES PLEASE. This book takes you on a ride through a Latinx world where danger lurks around every corner and one false step could be your last.