Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book that we’re really looking forward and highlight it! This week, we picked out 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?
I had seen this one around here and there, but I wasn’t really sure what it was about. I found out that it was a boarding school story with a queer romance. I most definitely was interested then. This book sounds really, really good. It sounds like its going to be about a girl breaking the female stereotypes of her world and learning what she wants to do with her life. It sounds like a story with forbidden love, hidden plots, difficult decisions. I’m really looking forward to meeting Dani and learning more about her world. I think this is going to be a really important story and I can’t wait to read it.
Thank you for reading!