The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

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The Ivory Key
Cover of The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman
Author(s) Akshaya Raman
Published January 4, 2022
Publisher Clarion Books
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Young Adult

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman is a debut young adult fantasy novel, originally published on January 4th, 2022. It is the first book in The Ivory Key Duology.

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Graphic descriptions of dead bodies (specifically on page 1 & Chapter 6), high volume of discussion of grief and loss, death of family members (specifically parents–the deaths occur off page but are discussed throughout), recovering from trauma, blood, violence, emotional manipulation, alcohol, discussion of identity policing/microaggressions directed toward a biracial character, allusions to human experimentation, discussions of war/an invading country

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  • BIPOC main cast*
  • Gay main character
  • Lesbian side character