Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author and Oregon native. Her short fiction has appeared in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Harlequin Teen. We Unleash the Merciless Storm is her second novel. You can find her on Twitter @tehlorkay.
A second-and final-volume that not only surpasses the accomplishments of its celebrated predecessor, but takes it to a higher, brighter level. Thrilling, timely, and terrific. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> Where the first volume was subtlety and shadows, this is emotion and adrenaline, and it will carry readers through to an ending that feels entirely earned. -- <em>Booklist </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> A fast-paced journey, complete with daring escapes, assassinations, and a few steamy encounters. -- Horn Book Magazine A powerful series that defies the tropes of dystopian young adult fiction. -- Tor.com Carmen's struggle to save Dani is fast-paced, the plot full of arresting events that mirror current political and racial divides, and readers will surely root for the couple as Carmen fights for a happy ending. Mejia writes an utterly captivating and thoroughly satisfying ending for the two young women. -- Shelf Awareness With a Latinx cast, a queer romance, and a timely challenge to a corrupt government, readers will be clamoring for this story about finding home, purpose, and family-and taking down a patriarchal dictatorship along the way. -- ALA An incredible sequel to a fantastic debut. -- The Nerd Daily Timely, powerful, and moving, We Unleash The Merciless Storm is a stunning conclusion to a dynamic duology. -- TheYoungFolks.com Praise for We Set the Dark on Fire: With its achingly slow-burn romance and incisive examination of power structures, this is a masterfully constructed novel, made all the more impressive as it's a debut. -- ALA <em>Booklist </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> A richly constructed world full of fantasy and diversity, with a mystery that will keep them guessing until the very end. -- School Library Journal <strong>(starred review)</strong> This fierce, feminist novel throws memorable characters into a provocative set of circumstances, and the constant twists will leave readers yearning for the conclusion. -- <em>Publishers Weekly</em> <strong>(starred review)</strong> This well-crafted fantasy offers a mirror that reflects themes in our own difficult world, namely privilege, immigration, and individualism versus the common good. A queer subplot with sensual tenderness adds rich complexity to the story. Thrilling and timely. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews </em><strong>(starred review)</strong> Tehlor Kay Mejia has fashioned a gripping tale of romance and rebellion. Dani captivated me and held my heart in a vice grip all the way to this book's stunning conclusion. -- Tochi Onyebuchi, author of <em>Beasts Made of Night</em> We Set the Dark on Fire simmers with political revolution and forbidden love between two powerful young women-I couldn't put it down. -- Audrey Coulthurst, author of <em>Of Fire and Stars</em> A vivid tale of political intrigue, power, and resistance that will thrill the hearts of readers. -- <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Traci Chee A stunning debut. Tehlor Kay Mejia weaves a gorgeous narrative where etiquette can be wielded like a weapon and where wit can be just as powerful as a sword. -- Rin Chupeco, author of <em>The Bone Witch</em>