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"One for All" by Lillie Lainoff

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A gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.

Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone in town thinks her near-constant dizziness makes her weak, nothing but “a sick girl”; even her mother is desperate to marry her off for security. But Tania wants to be strong, independent, a fencer like her father—a former Musketeer and her greatest champion.

Then Papa is brutally, mysteriously murdered. His dying wish? For Tania to attend finishing school. But L’Académie des Mariées, Tania realizes, is no finishing school. It’s a secret training ground for a new kind of Musketeer: women who are socialites on the surface, but strap daggers under their skirts, seduce men into giving up dangerous secrets, and protect France from downfall. And they don’t shy away from a swordfight.

With her newfound sisters at her side, Tania feels for the first time like she has a purpose, like she belongs. But then she meets Étienne, her first target in uncovering a potential assassination plot. He’s kind, charming, and breathlessly attractive—and he might have information about what really happened to her father. Torn between duty and dizzying emotion, Tania will have to lean on her friends, listen to her own body, and decide where her loyalties lie…or risk losing everything she’s ever wanted.

This debut novel is a fierce, whirlwind adventure about the depth of found family, the strength that goes beyond the body, and the determination it takes to fight for what you love.

Publication date: #March2022 #2022year

BONUS! Check out Anya Smith's #OwnVoices review of One For All below & on Goodreads here:

I absolutely adored this book. When I heard there was going to be a YA book with own-voices POTS representation, I RAN to request an ARC. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
As someone who has POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), I've never seen myself represented anywhere in media, but this book changed that, and I'm so glad that it was excellently written. The author did a great job of showing how POTS affects people in every day life, and how it is a constant source of fatigue, even on a better health day. Tania's symptoms were talked about every day, not just used for dramatic effect or when convenient, which I was thankful for. I loved how Tania was still able to be a strong, successful musketeer despite her illness, and that she found people who supported and cared for her (believe me, it can be hard). This is definitely some of the best chronic illness representation I've read.
The actual plot itself was interesting, I enjoyed the action and mystery, along with the subplot of romance. The plot twists kept me on edge and very quickly I found that I just couldn't put this book down!
Overall, a great historical gender-bent 4 musketeers retelling with fantastic chronic illness representation. I highly recommend.❞ - Anya Smith

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