Friday, 15 March 2019

Audio: We set the dark on fire - Tehlor Key Mejia

  • By: Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-26-19
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Thank you Harper for this copy!

My Thoughts
A sort of dystopian fantasy, or who knows, might be prove to be our world in the end or something.

Now when I think of it I would like to know more of this world. The lucky ones live behind a wall...ok but why? They say it is because of an old legend about the gods, but again, why? I mean those behind really wants in. And this whole thing takes place on an island so what is beyond?

The rich also gets two wives. One pretty to give him children, one smart to stand by his side- And the men never sleeps with that second wife...really? Come on.

It is an interesting world and I can see what the author is trying to do. Wall. Immigration. Women as chattel. Social injustice. But she does put a lot in the plate.

Daniela, our proper heroine is smart, but she sure does not listen to what she is told.
Her husband is a d"ck.
The second wife is b#tch.

There is a revolution coming and she is told so spy for the resistance. But she just wants to give her parents a better life! So not cool Resistance people, not cool. But then everyone can get a better life if this world change.

There is a romance that comes out of nowhere and makes no sense. I could have liked it if it had...well happened earlier, now it felt to sudden and well spoilers! I can not really say more.

Still, this was an interesting world and story. The ending is a total evil cliffhanger so I was not a fan of that. I hope the next book gives us more about the world.


Narrator
She was great with different voices. And she made Mattheo sound so cold, perfect for him.

Blurb
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 striven for in pursuit of a free Medio - and a chance at a forbidden love?

18 comments:

  1. Two wives, one of which he never sleeps with/ That sounds weird.

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  2. wow sounds like the author thought the more the better but not always true. Thanks

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    1. Some things could have been put into future books instead

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  3. The whole wives thing is crazy. How many break the rule and sleep with the 2nd wife?

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    1. LOl, it says something when that was what I was thinking and from what it seems, no one, which is crazy, come one, as if

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  4. it sounds like the author threw in the romance just for the sake of having it maybe to satisfy some people? When that happens thought it fails. It sounds like it did not need to be there

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    1. It was weird, and I did not feel it. I needs things to build and not suddenly pop up

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  5. This sort of interested me, but wow, the story sounds very different from what I imagined.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. SOmeone said Handmaiden's tale meeting something and sure Handmaiden meets any ya dystopia

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  6. Hmm, that does sound quirky enough. I like to know why things are the way they are, too. I think there was a lot tossed into this one, too. If it was going to be a series, she should have stretched some of that out into other books.
    Glad you liked it for the most part and got a good narrator.

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    1. Some things, like a certain lovestory would have been better to have matured over more books

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  7. Hmmm... I don't know. Maybe. You know me and my darker stories and this sounds a little like that. Cliffhanger though?? I'll wait to see what you think of the next story. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I mean I would not call it that dark. In an adult version, shit would have gone down

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  8. Ugh I hate out of the blue romances when it doesn't make sense.

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  9. There's a lot going on there! Too bad about the cliffhanger. Hopefully the next book will answer questions. I don't do well with dystopian novels. I'm already outraged enough about what goes on in reality!

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