I Absolutely Loved It!

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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley is a thriller about Daunis Fontaine who gets convinced to help the FBI investigate the meth trade that has started coming from the nearby Ojibwe reservation when she witnesses her friend's murder. She is able to use her knowledge of chemistry and traditional medicines to help track down the source of the new lethal meth.

I found this book to be completely riveting and was completely drawn in and once I got about a quarter of the way in, I could not put this down! The descriptions of places in Michigan's Upper Peninsula had me homesick, especially Tahquamenon Falls. The way in which the struggles of identity and the reality of violence against women (especially indigenous women) are interwoven into the larger story makes everything feel so much more real and high stakes. When the plot twist and reveals happened, I couldn't believe how amazingly it all came together!

Thank you Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and BookishFirst for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.