Praise for Maresi
“This story of a matriarchal society, a haven for girls who have escaped a stiff and threatening worldview formed by conservative beliefs, is dramatic, skilfully told and appealing to many senses. In this memorable and ferocious suspense fantasy one can also find connections to the realities of women and girls in modern societies. The coming-of-age story of two girls contains many compelling mythical and ritualistic components. Knowledge and learning give the main character power to change the world. A reader begins to feel this sense of will as well.”
– Finlandia Junior Prize 2014 jury
“I am thrilled to be bringing this powerful and important book to a North American readership. The beautifully detailed world of the Red Abbey immediately captivated me, and Maria Turtschaninoff’s strong, true feminist vision feels absolutely necessary right now.”
– Susan Van Metre, Senior Vice President, Abrams, U.S.
2014, Young Adults
2016, Young Adults