3 Reasons To Read… To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

3 Reasons to Read...To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week one of our selections is To Best the Boys by Mary Weber. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
3 Reasons To Read… To Best the Boys by Mary WeberTo Best the Boys by Mary Weber
Published by Thomas Nelson/HC on 3/5/2019
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 352
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Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.

In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.

With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber


  • This book is one of a kind. We couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. There’s science, and romance. There’s characters to love and ones to hate. There’s bits of mystery and feminism. There’s something for everyone.
  • Rhen. Rhen. Rhen. You guys! This girl is unlike any main character we’ve read in a long long time. She’s quirky, bold, unique, super smart, and just full of awesome. We really couldn’t get enough of her. (Also, we’re big XX fans. But Rhen stole our hearts.)
  • We were already Mary Weber fans, but this book took it to a whole new level. This is a book for dreamers, a book for fighters, a book for everyone. Get yourself a copy today. Right now. You won’t regret it. We can’t wait to see what Mary writes next. We’ll be first in line.


About Mary Weber

Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary's passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she's not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80's hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands and the ocean.

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

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