"Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."
— Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of DIVERGENT
"I charged through the book in two days, savoring Elisa's realness and her unique, wonderful world! Engrossing."
— Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times bestseller BLOODHOUND
"...A delicious debut, even before Elisa begins to ask meaty questions about the nature of faith and her destiny in a country on the verge of war."
— Paolo Bacigalupi, Printz Award-winning author of SHIP BREAKER
"Rae Carson's heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her."
— Megan Whalen Turner, author of Newbery Honor book, THE THIEF
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— Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestelling author of THE EXILED QUEEN
"A breathtaking adventure in a fascinating, richly-drawn world."
— Leah Cypess, author of MISTWOOD
"...A strong, smart heroine that readers will truly fall in love with."
— Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF