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In the ancient West African-inspired world of Otera, a woman’s worth is tied to her purity and she must bleed to prove it. Red blood for the pure, gold blood for the demon.

When sixteen-year-old Deka is found to be a demon, she is taken to the capital of Otera, where she learns how to fight against the monsters who are threatening the kingdom. But nothing is quite as it se
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Expected publication: 2020 by Delacorte
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
May 06, 2018 marked it as releases-2020
West-African fantasy with a blurb that seems to suggest subversion of eugenics and girl badasses. aka my BRAND.
Sarah ➖Goddess of Mischief➖
I have a theory that all these authors making "girls fight monsters" books are specifically targeting my TBR...
Pj Switzer
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to ready an advanced copy of "Deathless" and it is fantastic. The world building is extraordinary. The characters are engaging and powerful. And the story kept me turning pages compulsively.

I loved this book and I think it's one that will get readers thinking about the most important issues of of our age.
AJ
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Listen, this is honestly one of the best fantasies I have read! From the brilliant world building of a society that kills women who they deem as "demons," and protects the virtue of those who they consider "pure," to the brilliant cast of female characters who are all wonderfully diverse and deeply relatable. None more so than Deka, a protagonist who it's almost impossible to not love and want to protect. 2020 cannot come fast enough and I can't wait to be holding this book in my hands!!!
Stephanie L (catteabooks)
I really like the idea of different color blood determining different powers. Also girls fighting monsters.
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Aug 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Исключительно фем-фэнтези эпическо-героическая :) Для не самых взрослых читателей. Экзотическая мифология, симпатичные существа. Не обошлось без прекрасного принца, но это можно простить. Обещают еще два романа.
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OOOOOH!!!!

A Western Africa inspired fantasy book about a girl who learns how to fight ferocious monsters in a world divided between human blood(which is pure blood) and demon blood in a world that isn't what she believes it to be and must deal with the fact of her demon blood within her?

This just screams that there's going to be a whole bunch of actions and female badassness!! Sign me up!!
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Namina Forna is the author of the epic fantasy YA novel Deathless (Spring 2020). Namina is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and is committed to telling fantastic and unexpected stories for teens of all backgrounds.

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