Beyond the Ruby Veil

Beyond the Ruby Veil

A dark, queer YA fantasy that's perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series and Wicked Saints. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst.

Cunning and unapologetic, Emanuela Ragno is a socialite who plays by her own rules. In her most ambitious move yet, she’s about to marry Alessandro Morandi, her childhood best friend and the heir to the wealthiest house in Occhia. Emanuela doesn’t care that she and her groom are both gay, because she doesn’t want a love match. She wants power, and through Ale, she’ll have it all.

But Emanuela has a secret that could shatter her plans. In her city of Occhia, the only source of water is the watercrea, a mysterious being who uses magic to make water from blood. When their first bruise-like omen appears on their skin, all Occhians must surrender themselves to the watercrea to be drained of life. Everyone throughout history has obeyed this law for the greater good. Everyone except Emanuela. She’s kept the tiny omen on her hip out of sight for years.

When the watercrea exposes Emanuela during her wedding ceremony and takes her to be sacrificed, Emanuela fights back…and kills her. Before everyone in Occhia dies of thirst, Emanuela and Ale must travel through the mysterious, blood-red veil that surrounds their city to uncover the source of the watercrea’s power and save their people—no matter what it takes.

Title:Beyond the Ruby Veil
Edition Language:English
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    Beyond the Ruby Veil Reviews

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    "I wrote a weird fantasy book about a tiny chaos lesbian who’s going to save her world—or burn it all down trying. and in 2020 YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ IT."-truly iconic and gorgeous book marketin...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    SLOW BURN ENEMIES TO LOVERS SAPPHICS AND A VICIOUS FEMALE LEAD KYAAAAA MARA FITZGERALD I FREAKING LOVE YOU...

  • Mara Fitzgerald

    EDIT (10/03/20):Quick update to let you all know that there is a PREORDER/LAUNCH SWAG CAMPAIGN! Runs from October 1st-October 31st. You can get a signed bookplate and art prints: https://marafitzgeral...

  • ;3

    emanuela every five seconds: i think i will cause problems on purpose 😈...

  • Bethany

    Beyond the Ruby Veil is one hell of a debut fantasy that is perfect for fans of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao or Fairest by Marissa Meyer. It's dark and bloody page turner and I devour...

  • idiomatic

    if the author hadn't been melting down on twitter dot com* for two weeks at least, i might have given this an extra star - it would be notionally harmless standing alone and i bolted it down in two ve...

  • Nina Varela

    My blurb:Wicked-sharp and queer as hell, Mara Fitzgerald’s BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL takes you on a breathless ride through a world of blood magic and terrifying secrets, with writing as vicious, provoca...

  • Ashley

    Star Rating: —> 3.5 to 4 StarsI love me a good anti-heroine! I definitely enjoyed this!RTC...

  • Dahlia

    Ambitious antiheroine mistress of destruction in the form of a chaos lesbian with a closeted gay BFF and lots of blood and Wicked Saints levels of eye gore? Sure did read this in one night and will ta...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

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