Sara Zagorski, Gold Mine Thrift Store Retail Manager, recommends Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman.
Do you like intense character development, rebellion against the system, humanoid, sentient reptilian creatures and mystical adventures? Well, have I got the book for you.
Tess is a twin sister in an affluent family who’s resigned herself to the official title of black sheep. After spending her youth seeking out all the things women of her rank have no business being affiliated with —sneaking out to lectures concerning the world and its mysterious workings, hanging with boys in taverns, making friends with the creatures the rest of society has deemed “lesser"—until an accident leaves her forever disgraced in the eyes of her staunchly religious mother.
Tess spends years coping by losing herself in wine while trying to take up as little space as possible in the shadow of her perfect twin sister. That is until, on the eve of her being shipped off to a nunnery, she finally loses what tenuous control of herself she’s maintained all these years and runs away...
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