Waiting on Wednesday: ‘We Set the Dark on Fire’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is set in a world where female students of the prestigious Medio School for Girls are trained to either run their husband’s household or raise their children: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

The first in a new duology, Mejia’s debut has been called the young adult Handmaid’s Tale, and is said to feature a forbidden lady-on-lady romance, not to mention a feminist rebellion for equality.

We Set the Dark on Fire and its amazing cover will hit shelves next week on February 26, 2019.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Cerulean’ by Amy Ewing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the first book in a new fantasy series set in a world described as a Sapphic utopia: The Cerulean by Amy Ewing!

Honestly, we were sold with just the phrase, “Sapphic utopia.”

Of course, not everything is as it seems in this amazing lesbian paradise (read: floating city), and a human sacrifice is chosen to free the city of Cerulean from its tether, allowing it to find a new planet.

The Cerulean — and its gorgeous cover — will hit shelves at the end of the month, on January 29.

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