The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna .Weaving together elements of fantasy and traditional West African society, Forna has created a compelling and unique world for readers.
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.
But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.
This book highlights the area of women empowerment, overthrowing patriarchy, sisterhood and survival. I would recommend everyone goes and reads this book
WARNING SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW