This is what Adam Freudenheim, Publisher and Managing Director at Pushkin Press has to say about Maresi: I was blown away by Maresi, quite simply. Maria Turtschaninoff has written an incredibly original, vivid and gripping story with appeal not only for YA readers but far beyond. And embedded in the story is a passionate feminist voice that I strongly believe will resonate with a wide variety of readers, young adult and adult alike. I've no doubt that Maresi and The Red Abbey Chronicles as a whole will become a classics of the genre."
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