Hello readers! As you may know I’m latina, and yet I haven’t told you about some books that are either by latin authors or have latin characters. So, as much as I’d like to show you my whole shelf of books I hope to read (this would be way too long and I don’t want to bore you), I’ll show you only a few, I hope some of these catch your eye! As always, click th title of each book to visit it’s goodreads page!
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante – this book is about 2 sisters who are caught crossing the border seeking refuge due to gang violence. Later on the oldest of the sisters, Marisol, is proposed to be part of an experiment where she will be turned into a grief keeper. These people have the task of taking the pain and grief of another into their own bodies. I found this book on an epic reads list of new 2019 books, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. Also there’s a f/f romance between Marisol and another character. This is probably one of more higher ones on my list!
Lobizona by Romina Garber and Romina Russell – I’m excited for this one for a different reason, this one is a bit closer to home, well, closer geographically. In this one we follow Manuela, she’s on the run from her father’s family, who just so happen to be an Argentinian crime family. But here’s the thing, she’s comes from a family where the 7th consecutive daughter is born a wtich and the 7th consecutive son is born a werewolf. Tell me this doesn’t sound like the most interesting book that’s hitting shelves this year! It’ll be out early May, can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova – this synopsis is short but perfect. In a way it reminds me of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Alex is one of the most powerful witches of her time. But she hates everything to do with magic. She commits a few mistakes when she tries to rid herself of her powers that leave her in a sticky situation. I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Zoraida’s writing.
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez – first of all this cover is GORGEOUS, the style of illustration is amazing, and just the overall color pallet is beautiful. This one is centered around Ximena who is posing as Bolivia’s Condesa when Atoc, comes to ask for the Condesa’s hand in marriage. Atoc was at fault for using ancient relics to drive Illustrations from the city, so now Ximena decides it’s her duty to retrieve them once more. I love that this one is set in Bolivia, it’ll be an interesting setting!
Diamond City by Francesa Flores – two words that caught my attention: assassin and revenge. That’s it I’m hooked, I love a story where the main character takes revenge for a hurtful crime. Oh and I also should mention this book has dark magic and lethal enemies. If that doesn’t interest you even a bit, I don’t know what will!
Those are only a handful that I’m most excited about, but I can do a second post like this if you’re interested, I’ll throw in a few Uruguayan books in there too! Let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you’re interested!