The Chosen and the Beautiful


hardcover, 272 pages

Published June 1, 2021 by Tordotcom.


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4 stars (4 reviews)

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

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Vo does an incredible job of complementing the feeling and tone of Great Gatsby while adding magical flourishes and giving Jordan a unique backstory and voice of her own. 

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