Beyond the Ruby Veil

Beyond the Ruby Veil #1

Mara Fitzgerald

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ young adult
adventurous challenging dark medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2020

About a queer, self-absorbed socialite, who accidentally kills the one person in her city who can create water--water that's sourced from the blood of its citizens using a powerful magic--and who must now journey to discover the origins of magic, and take it for herself, before everyone in her city dies of thirst.

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dark 100%
adventurous 68%
tense 63%
mysterious 47%
challenging 15%
emotional 10%
funny 10%
lighthearted 5%
sad 5%


fast 73%
medium 26%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 56% | Yes: 25% | No: 12% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 37% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

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