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We Unleash the Merciless Storm

(We Set the Dark on Fire #2)

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In this nail-biting sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, La Voz operative Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to.

Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Katherine Tegen Books
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megs_bookrack
Jul 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
I just died.
RIP me.



This is exceptionally beautiful.

Added bonus that I cannot wait to continue with this story. You know I will be preordering the heck out of this book!
Cande
Jan 22, 2019 is currently reading it
the problem of reading ARCs? i needed this book like yesterday. i seriously can't wait to have more of these amazing queer latinx characters. tehlor can have all my money.
Iris
Jun 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
I WOULD TRADE MY SOUL FOR AN ARC OF THIS.

why is it not february 2020 now? i need it to be february 2020 now.
Tucker
Jul 19, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
oh

my

god

this

is

the

(new)

official

definition

of

beauty
Stacy Fetters
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
"We will give them darkness! We will give them fear! We will be everywhere and nowhere. We will be devastating."

I've recently read my review of We Set the Dark on Fire after I finished reading this book and I had the same reaction for both books. My mind was blown wide open. The heart and the soul that is displayed between these pages made loving these two books easy. This was just as amazing as the first book and I am enamored with it. These books will not disappoint you and the Dani &
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Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you kindly to Katherine Tegan Books for my review copy.

may contain spoilers for We Set the Dark on Fire

carmen is one of La Voz’s best soldier’s, entirely devoted to the cause. She was taken in as a child and trained to be a cunning spy, then sent undercover into the Medio School for Girls. After her identity is exposed, she returns to the only home she ever knew – La Voz. But she finds that the home that she once
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Anniek
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This had second book syndrome. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it. And I LOVE the romance. But I felt like I often feel about sequels, especially when it's the second book in a series: like it just did not live up to the first book. And in this case, the first book was SO GOOD. So I'm really sad about this.
Mila
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt, arcs
The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

3,5 stars

I really wish I liked this book more but for a story about resistance and standing up to the evil of the world, it was quite boring actually. The romance between Dani and Carmen is what really moved the plot and got me excited about the whole book. I also liked the writing and both Carmen's and Dani's character development. I still wish this novel expanded more on
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mahana
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

NO I DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE TO DANI AND CARMEN

rep: sapphic Latina mcs (i think carmen is definitely a lesbian but it's never confirmed), full cast of Latin American characters, f/f romance
USOM
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

We Unleash the Merciless Storm is a book about development. It's about the conscious choice everyday to be the person we want to be. We always have the choice to revert back to our old ways, but We Unleash the Merciless Storm is about the bravery to be someone new, to open our heart. It was so great to back in the world of La Voz, revolution, and burning hearts. We Unleash the
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Thirteenth
Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
GREAT its 1am when i finished book 1 and i thought its a stand alone

Now i have to wait and suffer, cheers
Kristin
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was sent to me via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This was an excellent sequel! The story picked up after the cliffhanger of the first book and was full of action. Most of the lead characters are women who were portrayed as physically, mentally, and emotionally strong. The male characters were definitely secondary characters and were portrayed as weak, arrogant, and greedy. This was a nice change from how characters have been developed in the past. I hope to see a
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Roni Derossett
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loving that this was from Carmen's POV!
Ben
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
(4.5 stars) review coming soon
Stefanie
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I begin, let me say: friends, if you haven't yet read We Set the Dark on Fire, a) why the hell not and b) please avert your eyes. Here there be (very mild yet also deeply important) spoilers.

Second, I'd like to say a thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for graciously providing this ARC. This has not affected my review at all, of course. Luckily for all of us, my review is extremely positive.
But as she called out for a weapon, steeling herself, she knew: this was no longer her home.
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Raji
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed-arcs
Read more reviews on my blog at Worlds Unlike Our Own .

3.5 stars
Thank you to the publisher, HarperCollins, and Edelweiss for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Carmen has returned to La Voz headquarters, but it is no longer the home she remembers. Much has changed in the years she has been away, under the influence of Ari, a new recruit, the commitment of La Voz to protecting its own has unexplainably waned, as evidenced by the recent rash missions Carmen
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Aoife
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Carmen's life has never been simple, and now things seem to be getting more complicated everywhere she turns. With Dani still trapped in Mateo's household and a rebellion full of people who seem to think she's turned, Carmen needs to measure her next steps very carefully or risk losing everything and everyone she loves.

Before I start the actual review, a note; it's a year and a half since I read the first book in this duology. The ARC version I received has absolutely nothing in the way of a
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Becca Mee
Feb 13, 2020 rated it liked it

We Unleash the Merciless Storm is about opening ourselves up to new relationships, even when we're scared it'll break us. It's about resistance, a story about girls changing their world and sticking it to men who would hold them down.
I enjoyed We Set the Dark on Fire a lot because the plot was twisty and the main character, Daniela, was really compelling and clever. We Unleash the Merciless Storm is written from Carmen's POV, and while it was still a good book, I didn't connect with her as much
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Sheri
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for graciously providing this ARC, which did not impact my review. This is my honest and unbiased review.

This picks up right where We Set the Dark on Fire left us and we get to see things from Carmen's point of view. FIrst, if you haven't read We Set the Dark on Fire - what are you waiting for?! This book was even better than WStDoF. Suspense, tension, romance, chaos, rebellion, strong women, revolution and much more - I loved this book!

Carmen struggles
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Jess
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2020
Thanks to Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins for the review copy.
It must be a good month for sequels - this is the second one this month that I've torn through, and absolutely loved. I absolutely couldn't put this down, though I'm a bit sad that this is the last installment of the world of Carmen and Dani.
I really enjoyed getting to see Carmen's POV, and the insight into La Voz we gained through it.
Also, as a (slightly) older reader, there were two characters (who we see for at most a chapter
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Danielle
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
If you read WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, you know Dani's story up until the cliffhanger explosion. Picking up right after the events of book one, WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM shares Carmen's story. As much as an origin narrative of the rebellion's mythos on the island as a fated romance, Carmen must respond to new challenges that pit her roles as Cuervita and Secunda against each other. Who is Carmen without the rebellion? To what lengths will she go for love? Does her mission deserve her loyalty ...more
Alicia
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think my love for the series may have fizzled and reinforces that often the second book tends to be in a very different direction than the first, especially when it comes to changing the narrator (or adding more) and then answering more questions about the world.

In this case, the book focuses on Carmen and La Voz.

The story itself has all the necessities of a great story, but I just wasn't in to it like I was for the first one, sadly.
Alex Richey
Feb 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
AudioFile Review: coming soon!

This was pretty boring. A lot of the descriptions felt repetitive, like they were being used as filler. Carmen is suddenly able to do... just about anything that is helpful to the plot in the moment without really being believable.
Nikki S
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
O M G

4.5 but rounded to 5. Real review to come.
Hannah
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss!

It was a blast to hear from Carmen instead of Dani; the two feel entirely different! This story is gripping, contains nonstop action, and I highly recommend it.
Kathleen
Jan 07, 2020 added it
Shelves: arc-galley, 2020
Queer content: queer MCs, continued f/f from first book
Lori Harris
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
I haven't read the first book yet, but I'm excited for this book
Elke
Jul 25, 2019 marked it as expected
eagerly & unpatiently waiting for this and the continuation of this beautiful story about strong girls in a book with a stunning cover and titles that are so poetic they kind of make me cry
Jacqueline
Sep 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
Carmen’s pov, I hear? We win again.
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Tehlor Kay Mejia is a YA author and poet at home in the wild woods and alpine meadows of Southern Oregon. When she's not writing, you can find her plucking at her guitar, stealing rosemary sprigs from overgrown gardens, or trying to make the perfect vegan tamale. She is active in the Latinx lit community, and passionate about representation for marginalized teens in media. You can find her on ...more

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