Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald

Beyond the Ruby Veil

Beyond the Ruby Veil #1

Mara Fitzgerald

fiction Fantasy LGBTQIA+ Young Adult
adventurous challenging dark medium-paced

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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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Blood (3 reviewers), Death (2 reviewers), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), and Violence (1 reviewer)


Homophobia (1 reviewer) and Self harm (1 reviewer)


dark 100%
adventurous 80%
tense 40%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%


fast 60%
medium 40%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 75% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 20% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

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