“I had danced this dance before and always felt the Moon’s energy ﬂood over me and leave me feeling wild, empowered, and free.”
— Maria Turtschaninoff, Maresi
Our Quote of the Week comes from the first book in Maria Turtschaninoff’s feminist series. Because there’s no way to usher in Women’s History Month than with an excellent girl-power read.
Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice there, arrived in the hunger winter and now lives a happy life in the Abbey, protected by the Mother and reveling in the vast library in the House of Knowledge, her favorite place. Into this idyllic existence comes Jai, a girl with a dark past. She has escaped her home after witnessing the killing of her beloved sister. Soon the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space of the Abbey, and Maresi can no longer hide in books and words but must become one who acts. Bound for international success, Maresi will be published in 15 territories around the world!
Learn more about Maresi, here.