The Grades 7 and Up Book Club will be reading Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.
"The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place. She may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her twin brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands."-- summary
*Please note the later time!