The Firekeepers Daughter
Eighteen-year-old Daunis's mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a shocking murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of a covert FBI operation into a series of drug-related deaths. In secret, she pursues her own investigation using her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the criminals. However, the deceptions and deaths keep piling up and…

I loved Firekeeper’s Daughter. It was a gripping, fast-paced thriller that is balanced out with slower moments of character development. Firekeeper’s Daughter teaches so much about Ojibwe culture in an interesting way that doesn’t affect the pacing. The characters felt so real and I loved watching Daunis, the protagonist, grow throughout the story. Although I personally thought everything potentially triggering was dealt with sensitively, I would still recommend looking up content warnings before reading this book, as it brings up heavy topics that aren’t mentioned in the blurb. Overall, I flew through this novel and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Tara, Viewbank College.