The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna has been plucked from my TBR pile to read this week during the Easter holidays.
I’m three chapters in so far…
The Guardian says:
Female-led YA fantasy is an overcrowded genre, but Namina Forna brings a fresh perspective in her stormingly good debut. The west African-inspired kingdom of Otera requires all 16-year-old girls to subject themselves to a blood-letting ritual to prove their purity. When Deka bleeds the gold of demons, she is given the choice of fighting for the emperor or death. Action combines with an intense feminist story of sisterhood, where strength is found in female friendships and alliances.
Read an interview with the author, Namina Forna, at refinery29.com
Here’s the blurb on the back:
See you on the other side!
Here’s my beautiful TBR pile; I demolished Ace of Spades in just two days – it was amazing!
What are you reading this week?