Tehlor Kay Mejia is an American author best known for writing the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy novel, We Set the Dark on Fire which is the first book in a series of the same name. That book was named one of the best books of the year by O by Oprah Magazine.

In addition to that book, she also writes books for a middle grade audience including Paola Santiago and the River of Tears which was released under the Rick Riordan Presents label. Tehler lives in Oregon where she lives with her daughter and their two dogs.

Publication Order of Paola Santiago Books

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of We Set the Dark on Fire Books

We Set the Dark on Fire (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Unleash the Merciless Storm (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Miss Meteor (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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We Set the Dark is Mejia’s dynamic debut. The book takes place at the Medio School for Girls where are trained for one of two roles: running a household or raising children. Both paths offer a life of comfort and luxury, but not much else. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but she is hidden a secret that could get her sent back to the fringes of society. As graduation looms and she has some difficult choices to make, she is approached by a resistance group to spy for them against the school. The group is desperately trying to bring equality to the school, something that she wants as well, but there is a lot at stake her and she will have to give up everything she has striven for in order to do it.

Tehlor is also the author of Paola Santiago and the River of Tears which is a middle grade book about a science-obsessed girl with a very superstitious mom. Her mom has warned her for her whole life about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the river looking for children. She is careful around the river and always has been, but doesn’t believe her mother until the night when her friend goes missing and she sees something staring at her near the river.

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