Beyond the Ruby Veil Epub · Beyond the MOBI :Ú

Beyond the Ruby Veil Epub · Beyond the MOBI :Ú

10 thoughts on “Beyond the Ruby Veil

  1. Mara Fitzgerald Mara Fitzgerald says:

    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:

    You can also get a signed AND personalized copy by ordering from my local indie, which is also available through the link!

    EDIT (04/09/20):

    Hey, everyone. This is a dark book. You can find content warnings on my website:

    My publishing team and I are hard at work, and soon, I will have a lot more to share. Follow me on Twitter to get the latest!

    Out of respect for the space of readers, I don't peruse this page, so a question directly in the book's "Questions" section or a contact through my website is the best way to get an answer. Thanks 👀

    ORIGINAL POST (01/06/19):

    This came out of my head and turned into a book. So that's been pretty wild.

    BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL is the story of a tiny, insufferable lesbian named Emanuela, and her tenderhearted best friend, Alessandro. Who is also her betrothed. And who is also gay. It’s a marriage of convenience. Emanuela and her platonic fiancé live in a city where water doesn't fall from the sky, but is created—from the blood of its citizens. This transformation is the work of a powerful magic user. When that magic user is “accidentally” murdered by someone who may or may not be named Emanuela, Emanuela and her best friend go on a deeply unpleasant journey to find new magic, and bring it back to their city, before everyone dies of thirst.

    This book is my love letter to the "unlikable female protagonist." It's weird and dark, and dark and weird, and I'm so excited for people to read it. When it gets closer to publication, I'll update here with links to content warnings and any other pertinent info. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions in the book Q&A.

    I will not dally here any longer, because this space belongs to you, the readers.


  2. Ellie (faerieontheshelf) Ellie (faerieontheshelf) says:


  3. Bethany Bethany says:

    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 devoured it. Also, can I have book 2 yet???

    This is one where you probably shouldn't know too much going in, but it is deliciously dark with a queer, ambitious, "unlikeable" female lead who really DGAF whether people think she's likable or not. It's bloody and twisty and includes the beginning of an f/f enemies to lovers plot to boot. I've no doubt this is going to be a polarizing book, but I truly loved it. I'm not going to tell you more because I don't think you should know much else, but do check content warnings on this one if you need them because it's not for the faint of heart. I would classify this as dark fantasy, far more than other YA books I've read. I received an advance copy for review via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

    Content warnings include murder, torture, depictions of blood, rituals, eye horror, semi-cannibalism, killing a parent, probably others.

  4. idiomatic idiomatic says:

    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 very stupid hours. it moves like a fast brainless trout, like most editors these days want their young adult literature to do. its "cunning" "unapologetic" "chaotic" heroine creates plot for plot's sake and feels evermore like authorial overcompensation the more and more blood she spills - she swings her lil knife and wears dresses with slits in them and yells "look at me i am doing my little crimes because i WANT to!" because the author put UNAPOLOGETIC and RUTHLESS on her outline (rather than, say, us extrapolating character from actions and thought, or, god forbid, plot generates from the characters' reactions to stimuli). i can already feel this slipping with perfect smoothness out the other ear.

    *the author has been melting down about whether or not she is valid to call her character a lesbian despite having written her a flimsy milquetoast romance with a girl in the back half; she has been publicly concerned that people reading her book will not be as much fun as people reading her tweets that say "buy my chaotic lesbian book". her gay insecurities are simply not my business but if she wanted to uncouple 'gay book' from 'book with a gay romance in it' i would start with the heroine having gay thoughts.

  5. Nina Varela Nina Varela says:

    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, provocative, and darkly witty as anti-heroine Emanuela herself.

    (it's so SO good, y'all. tiny chaos lesbian and her himbo bff, what more do you need?)

  6. Sian Sian says:

    I need this ASAP

  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    Star Rating: —> 3.5 to 4 Stars

    I love me a good anti-heroine! I definitely enjoyed this!


  8. Alaina Alaina says:

    Beyond the Ruby Veil was one of those books that I instantly wanted to dive into based on seeing the cover. Then I read the synopsis and I just knew it had to be amazing. Yet, after diving into the actual book... it was just okay for me.

    Now don't get your panties in a twist or mad at me because I didn't downright love the book. Trust me, I wanted to love it. I wont lie, the book even had something interesting parts to it.. I just couldn't really connect with anyone or anything that was happening. Maybe it's because of the extreme vagueness throughout the book which I could understand. The reason why is because I figured I would everything might make more sense down the road in future books. So, yeah I can get behind the book being downright vague to my face.

    Other than that, the characters were okay. The romance was just fine too. Maybe if I had a thing for slow burns I probably would've adored everything that was happening. I guess the main thing for me today is that I wanted to love this book. Overly adored the shit out of it. I just couldn't. It was just okay for me and I'm hoping that the next book will be a lot better. Or maybe get me out of this weird funk that I'm in...

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Beyond the Ruby Veil A dark, queer YA fantasy that'sperfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series Beyond theMOBI #218and 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 allBut 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 bruiselike 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 yearsWhen 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 travelthrough the mysterious, bloodred veil that surrounds their city to uncover the source of the watercrea’s power and save their people—no matter what it takes.