The blazing desert sun in Trader Town exposes secrets, but not Malenie's. She always obeys Papa's one rule: never let anyone see the blue diamonds inscribed on her skin.
But when a stranger comes to town hunting secrets, Malenie is his target. To escape, Malenie slips through the mysterious wall in the desert that only she can see. On the other side, everything is different, especially the diamonds on her skin. They are a sign of magic that fulfills the wishes of anyone who touches her and they make her even more of a target. To protect herself, Malenie entrusts her magic to a street thief, but the thief has secrets and enemies of her own. To survive, Malenie must expose every secret she can find, even if it risks her life, her Papa, her new friendship and maybe even her town.
The Desert Wall is the first book in a new series about friendship, families and magic.
If you loved Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani, and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, then you'll love The Desert Wall.