*”Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming, highly-anticipated releases*
I’m excited to bring you my FIRST “Waiting on Wednesday” post! Fittingly, I’m featuring a book that I’m (for the FIRST time ever) on a street team for!
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: Sept 6, 2016
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.
The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…
Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure.
Why I’m excited
I’d seen this book floating around before the publisher preview and was like ooo pretty cover but didn’t pay much attention otherwise. Then it was pitched and I fell in love. Now, I’m not actually a Latina however I spent 5 years of post-secondary schooling (plus 3 years in high school) immersed in the various cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples while completing my BA in Spanish. I have been adopted as an honourary Venezuelan by my work sisters. That being said, I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED! A fantasy with a heavy dose of Latin American culture? I think Zoraida must have been staring into my heart when she wrote it because it seems like everything I didn’t know I needed.
Also, hi…that cover ❤
*Disclaimer: I fully intend to thrust this book into the lives of as many Spanish teacher friends as I can. Where was this when I took grade 10 Spanish?!*