Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9781250766564.

Debut author Angeline Boulley crafts a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, for readers of Angie Thomas and Tommy Orange.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.

The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, certain details don’t add up and she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of a criminal investigation.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, but secretly pursues her own investigation, tracking down the criminals with her knowledge of chemistry and traditional medicine. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home.

Now, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

Title:Firekeeper's Daughter
Edition Language:English
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    Firekeeper's Daughter Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Let’s dive into one of the best and most anticipated debuts of the year! Well I had truly wonderful reading experience! I learned tons about Native American culture including traditions, language, h...

  • Paromjit

    This is a stunning debut from Angeline Boulley, set in Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, amongst the Native American Ojibwe community. 18 year old Daunis Fontaine is biracial, an unenro...

  • sol

    do yall see this cover??ARE YOU SEEING THIS COVER??the flavor is immaculate...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestDNF @ p.51I have too many books and too little time, so I no longer finish books I'm not interested in. That doesn't necessarily mean a book ...

  • Erin || erins_library

    Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is one of the most powerful and important books I’ve ever read. It made my heart feel so full and broken at the same time. As a Lingít reader, I apprecia...

  • AnnaLuce

    / / / Read more reviews on my blog / / /2½ stars (rounded up as this is a debut)I would have enjoyed this more if it hadn't been for Daunis being the definition of Not Like Other Girls. Nancy Drew m...

  • h o l l i s

    While this has not become a new favourite like I thought it might, I highly encourage all readers to consider picking up this book. I know we all feel differently about what a three star rating means ...

  • Sam

    I literally could not put this book down. Read over a few hours from early evening to the early hours of the morning, I was glued to Firekeeper's Daughter, a stunning YA debut by Angeline Boulley t...

  • Bethany

    Firekeeper's Daughter is a richly layered narrative and a truly fantastic YA debut in the mystery/thriller genre. It follows a biracial Native American teen girl who ends up investigating a string of ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Daunis Fontaine is the product of a teen pregnancy in a scandalous relationship between a wealthy white female and a tribal member on the Ojibwe reservation. She has never felt she fits in to either w...