*”Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming, highly-anticipated releases*
Okay, I know my last WoW was for this book. In my defense though, now that I’ve read it, I’ve decided this is more like I’m waiting on it for all of you! I want everyone to be able to read this amazing story.
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
This story was magical. I was so sucked into all of it. When I saw the synopsis and started to learn more about it, I started to expect that I would find on specific Latin American culture within the story. Instead, Zoraida weaves a matriarchy and belief system of her own that has elements from various cultures. I LOVED that the story was so obviously Latino but I wasn’t focused on where exactly each character had roots.
If I had Beyonce’s money, I would totally order a copy for every one of you and have it sent to your house. Since that’s not a thing I can actually do, I’m waiting (on Wednesday) for this book on your behalf!