We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)

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 darkes...


Details We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)

TitleWe Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)
ISBN9780062691330
Author
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Fiction
Rating

Reviews We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)

  • megs_bookrack
    2019-01-28
    At The Medio School for Girls, young women are trained for one of two roles within their future husband's household: Primera or Segunda. Before you get too excited, these are not highly challenging positions these girls aspire too, but rather societally assigned 'womanly roles'. Beauty or brains. You apparently can't be both. A Primera essentially handles the business aspects, while the Segunda takes care of the more emotional sides, raising chil...
  • may ➹
    2019-06-03
    imagine being a weak straight man and your two wives don’t love you, and instead fall in love with each other. instantly crushed[3.5]
  • ;3
    2019-03-12
    what would you do if we kissed under the roof of the rich guy we’re both married to and we’re both girls? what would you do if 🤔 we kissed 🧐😗 under the roof 🤭😳😳 of the rich guy we’re both married to 🙈🙈🤫😛 and we’re both girls? 😜😘😳😳😱🤭
  • Mads
    2019-12-28
    Oh my god this was so good. I guess with all the 3 star ratings I was expecting a boring story with mediocre writing, but it was the exact opposite of that. The writing was clean, the revolution plot was believable, and the dialogue felt realistic without being boring. And Dani and Carmen's chemistry was off the charts. Their banter was top notch and they actually communicated with each other. How rare is that in a story? This book was just... wo...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    2019-03-04
    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 Edelweiss+!SO excited. So, when I started actually reading, I realized…maybe, this isn’t exactly what I imagined it to be. But naturally, I kept reading…And reading…And…reading…*Sigh*This was ALMOST my first DNF book of 2019. Daniela’s f...
  • . (not active on this account stop adding me)
    2018-07-08
    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 honest review. This was such a refreshing and original read that takes on so many prevalent issues in today's society. I hate comparing books, but if you like diverse reads with queer characters of colour that have the same vibe as The Handmaid's Tale...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2019-07-24
    Fell victim to what I call "what's the plot, again?" syndrome where so little new things happen for such a long time that I had to keep re-reading the summary to remember what the book was about. BUT! It's a good set up. I just wanted more of the spy action and less of the same conversations and thoughts being rehashed.I wasn't into the romance that much, although Mejia writes romance well. It was the particular dynamic between the characters of ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    2018-12-17
    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 hearing some early buzz about her debut, I was highly anticipating this one. And, friends, let me tell you: it did not disappoint!We Set the Dark on Fire is set in a world that feels uncomfortably close to our own. Medio is a world in which women are ...
  • Bang Bang Books
    2019-01-09
    Let's start by saying that I appreciate the representation and the timeliness of the topic but unfortunately that's all which is the reason for the low rating. The MC, Dani, was nothing special. She was the typical character who wants to please her parents even if it means sacrificing their own desires. This character that we've all read a hundred times, rebukes the rebels or ignores them until she's confronted with the realness and joins them. I...
  • Iris
    2019-06-21
    HI I AM NOT OKAY WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME HOW MUCH THIS WOULD HURT. THE ENDING DESTROYED ME. NEED. SEQUEL. NOW. THIS BOOK WAS SO PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVED IT SO SO SO MUCH. (AND I *MAY* HAVE STAYED UP TIL 3 AM READING IT AND I HAVE NO REGRETS). Dislikes ... nothing. Literally nothing. The fact that it ended. The fact that I have to wait 8 months to read the sequel. Nothing. THINGS THAT WERE PERFECT AND WONDERFUL AND I LOVED - Tehlor Kay Me...
  • Scarllet ✦ Underrated Lit Warrior
    2019-03-26
    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 wait for the next book and read what becomes of Dani, Carmen, Sota, & Alex...
  • Rec-It Rachel
    2018-07-09
    IMMEDIATE FAVEIMMEDIATE FAVEWOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW HOLY F
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    2019-02-11
    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 engaging, very timely Dystopian Fantasy that feels different from what we've seen before. “'Women, I'll never understand them.' With only his Primera and Segunda present, there was no one in the room to laugh at his joke. While he was busy congratulating himsel...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2019-11-23
    “I just need to get out of here. I'm doing what I have to do to survive. I'm not signing up to set things on fire.” This book was chosen by my twitter followers as my book to read this month and I actually ended up enjoying it A LOT more than I thought I wouldWe Set the Dark on Fire is a wlw, latinx inspired YA fantasy that incorporates modern-day political concerns, especially those emerging in the Trump era, and explores poverty, sexuality,...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-11-28
    I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who said it was really good. I definitely enjoyed a lot of it; Meja writes characters wonderfully, making them memorable and giving them developed roles in the story, and I liked how the distinctive personalities of each character were so evident. We Set the Dark on Fire has quite an intriguing premise, and the book is good at world-building. I especially liked the way in which fantasy is interwoven...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    2019-02-14
    . : — 5 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!!https://bit.ly/2SxlsQYARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you Katherine Tegen Books and HarperCollins!!)OOF, if it isn’t one of the most exciting, original, well written and gorgeously set up books I’ve read. it’s a YA The Handmaid’s Tale AND ALSO The Handmaiden all at once: a dark, forbidden sapphic romance with intensely vivd world building?? co...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    2019-03-07
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsI HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS!!!!! I'M NOT OK!!!!! SOMEONE SEND HELP!!!!!I absolutely adore the MC in this one, she's so smart, resourceful, strong willed and confident, she doesn't let anyone step on her toes and her trust is very hard to earn! I also loved her LI (spoiler but not really: it's f/f) and the way their attraction and later on romance bloomed! I loved the urgency and intensity of it all!I also LOVED ho...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    2019-02-23
    disclaimer: i received an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this in no way impacted my review. "I heard about men with big boots and helmets who would come in the night, step on your garden and steal your food, and make your parents disappear. I heart about a dark room with no windows where they'd take you if you didn't behave. Where they'd ask you questions until you forgot what the sun felt like on your skin. I heard about a...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    2019-03-03
    uhhh this was SO SO GOOD? I expected it to be really good because so many people I trust have been raving about this book, but it still managed to exceed my expectations. Wow.
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
    2019-03-06
    DNF at 83%I just wasn’t feeling it anymore so what’s the point. Kinda liked the GxG romance though. Nice touch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️DNF at 83%I just wasn’t feeling it anymore so what’s the point. Kinda liked the GxG romance though. Nice touch.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    2019-01-25
    This book made me feel a lot. Mostly anger. But not at the book. Just at some of the similarities to what we're seeing in the world right now.Dani came illegally over the wall into the legal side of her country. She still grew up close to the border which is very poor. Her parents got her papers illegally and did everything they could to get her into the Medio School For Girls. In this school, the girls are prepared to be married off to prominent...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2019-02-17
    4 starsI didn’t have many expectations for what this was going to be like as I went into this book, but can I say that if I did have expectations, We Set the Dark on Fire would have blown them away?!Like the cover, this book was both lush and gorgeous yet fierce and wild in its story. Mejia creates a world full of societal expectations and steeped in tradition, and then she works to tear down all of it throughout this book. It was a very unique...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    2019-03-27
    Ow! My heart! That ending and that f/f romance was so damn good and hit me in the damn feels.I am 100% sure that I have 0 clue what is actually happening in the revolution rebellion. I just know there is one and that Matthieu is garbage. He is the only person I know how I feel about. Everyone else had me flip flopping chapter to chapter. The concept/world structure itself is pretty sexist but it breaks down the women hating women plus the two mai...