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In this sweeping Dust Bowl-inspired fantasy, a ten-year game between Life and Death pits the walled Oklahoma city of Elysium-including a girl gang of witches and a demon who longs for humanity-against the supernatural in order to judge mankind.

When Sal is named Successor to Mother Morevna, a powerful witch and leader of Elysium, she jumps at the chance to prove herself to
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2020 by Disney-Hyperion
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
I don’t even know what the book idea “Mad Max: Fury Road meets Caraval with witch girl gangs” is going to look like but I’m okay with that
Tara ☽
Mar 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
This book is so far away and I don't know anything about the author, but I read the words "Mad Max", "girl gang" and "witches" and I hit that Want To Read option faster than Donald Trump would hit the nuclear button
megs_bookrack
This cover has added 5-years to my life.



Thank you, Disney-Hyperion, for my ARC!
I am excited to get to this one. Anytime a synopsis sounds like an ode to Mad Max, I'm down.
raphael ✧
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Mar 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
Uhm yes I will read this. It had me at MMFR

DAMN LOOK AT THAT COVER WOW
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Pitched as Mad Max: Fury Road meets Caraval in an alternate history American Dust Bowl, the book features a girl gang of witches and a wildcard demon...

I have no idea what to expect, but I think I'm into it?
fae
Feb 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
a girl gang of witches and a wildcard demon??
Goddesses of Life and Death??
Vee_Bookish
Mar 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Mad Max meets Caraval also there's a witchy girl gangs

I'm don't know what I'm here for but I'm here for it
rachel ☾
In this sweeping Dust Bowl-inspired fantasy, a ten-year game between Life and Death pits the walled Oklahoma city of Elysium-including a girl gang of witches and a demon who longs for humanity-against the supernatural in order to judge mankind.


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✩ Ashley ✩
In *love* with the chills this cover gives!!

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This cover is TOO GOOD - why hasn’t it dropped on GR yet?!?!?
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Chelsies Crazy4Books
Jan 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
The sample was amazing. I cant wait to get my hands on the full novel.
Sana
Feb 23, 2018 marked it as 2020-reading-vision
This one sounds too good to be true but hey, here for the girl gang just like in Undead Girl Gang and The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Autumn Krause
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got to read this prior to publication and IT. IS. AMAZING. It's a thrilling story grounded in exquisite writing--all I can say is: read this!! It delivers on every level.
Dahlia
Dec 08, 2019 added it
Shelves: 2020-releases
This was very cool! It's not the most "my thing" as far as genres go but I had to read it to confirm it was Sapphic as reported, and I read the whole thing in a couple of days so it was certainly compelling! Think The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco meets The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis. There are a couple of things that I thought were leading to much cooler, grander revelations** but didn't (one I think is just an error, so hopefully that's fixed for the final copy; I read an ...more
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Yes please! Witch gang and demon was all I needed to see.
Ely
Mar 19, 2018 marked it as wishlist
Shelves: 2020
Literally want this because it has the word Elysium in the title.
Micaela Muldoon
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
- American Dust Bowl
- girl gang of witches
- other supernatural players
- high stakes

Am hyperventilating from how awesome this book sounds. Send help.
Amanda
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, dystopian
3.5 stars
Sara Codair
I received a copy of this from NetGalley.

If you like weird west stories and chosen one narratives, then read this. The setting and the world are something of a twist on classic western with a vibe that isn’t quite steampunk but something similar. There is even a magic showdown.

While I did enjoy the book, I didn't find myself as immersed in it as I would have liked, and I'm wondering if it is because I knew a little too much too early on.

The blurb summarizes a lot of the story, so I think
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Meghan
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I 100% enjoyed this book from cover to cover. The concept, the plot execution, the characters and the theme just blew my mind. When I read the first few chapters I got excited when I saw that the world of Elysium was controlled by two sisters playing a game and gambling the lives of the people of Elysium. This reminded me
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Amelia
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Elysium Girls is a strange book. I feel like for the first third I didn’t know what the book was really about, but I’m glad I stuck with it because the payoff was good in the end. It’s not a perfect book: there’s something strange about the pacing and the author has trouble making all of the characters as distinct as they should be. However, the unusual setting is really creative and the author hits on deeper themes like the meaning of humanity and the concept of identity and family. I enjoyed ...more
Susie
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just really dug this whole book. Like, the whole premise is whackadoodle and I still freaking liked it!!! The stark setting, the quirky characters, the descriptions that are so layered I felt a part of them....it’s just all very very good. I did not think I would like this book, much less love it, but, there ya go. I love it. ...more
Keisha Frantom
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
As an Okie, I was intrigued when I read this book is set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl. This is a crazy fantasy about witches, a daemon, metal horses (which look awesome on the cover), and goddesses using the town as a game. I found myself having an easy time believing in all the fantasy and supernatural but had questions about the day to day life in the dust bowl town such as how did they grow their food and raise livestock and where did the character acquire makeup and new clothes to wear. ...more
Jillian -always aspiring-
This book sounds weird in a lot of good ways.
Nora Grace ♌️
**3/5 stars**
This was about 400 pages of half-developed plot, confusing world building, and admirable attempts at inclusivity that ultimately didn't save Elysium Girls from being only half-in-the-bag.

Elysium Girls is bold, but this feels like another book like House of Salt and Sorrows where the author got so caught up in one part of their world that they left everything else half-developed or completely undeveloped. In Elysium Girls, the only thing that feels like it belongs in the story and
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BookDragon
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley for a free ARC in exchange my honest review.

In a cruel twist of fate Elysium has been chosen as the game-board for Life and Death. The residence of Elysium have 10 years to build a thriving society or face their doom at the hands of Death and her Dust Soldiers.

Sal remembers the time before Elysium was chosen and before her mother was killed a time before she was an outcast. After believing wholeheartedly that the rain would come the community of Elysium labeled Sal as a liar
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Kate Pentecost was born and raised on the Texas/Louisiana border, where ghosts and rural legends lurk in the pines and nothing is completely as it seems.
She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was recently nominated for a Rhysling award for her poem "Small Town Witches."
Her debut novel, Elysium Girls, is forthcoming from Disney Hyperion
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