The Gilded Ones

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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TEEN VOGUE
 
"A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold. Must read!" –Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles
 
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself.

The start of a bold and immersive fantasy series for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2021
February 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

perosn who rated 5 ,

Wow!!

When I say this book is just amazing… so many twist and turns and things you wouldn’t even expect. It’s crazy awesome and I’ll definitely be getting the second one

Denee77 ,

Amazing

This book was nothing short of amazing! It is definitely among one of the greats in my personal opinion! ♥️✌🏽

Chandra M ,

Amazing

I am so blown away by this story. I love all the world-building, lore and characters in it. The twists and action are all impressive. Thank you for bringing such an amazing tale to life.

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