To Best the Boys

To Best the Boys Review

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.

In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.

With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.

Title:To Best the Boys
Edition Language:English

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  • Mary Weber

    I clicked "Read" on my Goodreads bar and it promptly nudged me to (1) rate my own book, and (2) answer the question, "What did you think?"Well... to the first part - I won't rate it other than to say....

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    I swear trying to keep up with all these 2019 releases is basically like having a second job. But this sounds so insanely good! girl scientists refusing to fit the small space the world leaves for the...

  • Carrie

    To Best the Boys by Mary Weber is a young adult fantasy that I couldn’t help but think was a bit like taking The Handmaid’s Tale and mixing with The Hunger Games. This is a lighter read than eithe...

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    I. NEED. THIS. NOW....

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    Edit: I GOT AN ARC!!!! ***********Book: Publisher: It comes out in March 2019.ME: |blog|...

  • Maya

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.Got to say that I'm pleasantly surprised by this book. It was...

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    I have just been approved for the ARC from Netgalley! So excited!!!...

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    WHY AM I ONLY JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT THIS??? A NEW BOOK BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS! I. NEED. THIS. NOW....

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    Before reading:*grabby hands*I needs the preciousReview:I've been a Mary Weber fan since Storm Siren.I remember putting it on hold at the library, and getting excited once I was finally able to read i...