Hey book lovers, it’s that time of year when trees shake off their leaves and litter the sidewalks with red, brown, and gold. This means it’s also time for me to share my Fall favorites of 2022! This year I have some great recommendations, but if you want to check out my 2021 and 2020 recommendations!Continue reading “Fall Favorites 2022”
Don’t be scared and read Mexican Gothic!
Mexican Gothic is a New York Times Bestseller: It’s another Silvia Moreno classic! Despite my love for Silvia Moreno Garcia’s writing, I hesitated to read this novel despite adding it to my tbr every year since its publication.
But the open chapter convinced me to continue this story. Noemí’s father sends her to check in on her cousin after receiving a distressing letter from her. Catalina takes on an older sister role, so Noemí fights for both their lives. I have a similar relationship with my cousin, and I too would set a house on fire to save our lives.Continue reading “Don’t be scared and read Mexican Gothic!”
Cardan was always a terrible villain
In my previous reviews of The Folk of the Air novels, I roasted Cardan and Jude. And today is no different!
How the King of Elfhame learned to Hate Stories is another novella in the Folk of the Air series. This novella takes place after Queen of Nothing, the last novel, and it features some gorgeous art.Continue reading “Cardan was always a terrible villain”
Twice a Quinceañera is a perfect love letter to your thirties
Hello Readers! Latinx/e heritage month is upon us! And while I have many great recommendations from years past, I’ve also had the pleasure of reading some newly released romance novels with Latina authors this year. And the one I want to highlight first is Yamile Saied Méndez Twice a Quinceañera.
Twice a Quinceañera is a contemporary romance novel featuring the ultimate revenge and self-love journey. Told through dual pov of both Nadia and Marcus, this story is a great weekend read.Continue reading “Twice a Quinceañera is a perfect love letter to your thirties”
2022 Latinx Tbr
Every year I share novels I want to read during Latinx heritage month (also known as Hispanic Heritage Month) even though I read novels by Latine authors year-round, I often save some for this month-long celebration.
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You might have noticed my previous Latinx tbr for the past two years always feature Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia, and this year is no different friends. But this year, I want to get serious and finally sit down and read this novel!
A Proposal they Can’t Refuse
A Proposal They Can’t Refuse is Natalie Caña’s debut novel; and it’s phenomenal. This novel perfectly blends Irish and Puerto Rican cultures in a novel about friendship, scheming grandfathers, and falling in love.
It also features the perfect oh no, they were roommates and bed-sharing trope!Continue reading “A Proposal they Can’t Refuse”
Book review: Love times Infinity
Hi, Book Lovers, I hope you have your library cards or wallet at the ready because today I’m reviewing Love Times Infinity. Love times Infinity is Lane Clarke’s debut novel and consider adding this to your tbr because it just became one of my favorites.Continue reading “Book review: Love times Infinity”
Quick Reviews and Updates
Hi book lovers! Since starting Tiktok, I’ve been a mess at juggling this blog, Instagram, and creating videos. I am working on it! But for now, I wanted to review some recent reads.
As usual, fantasy is my favorite escapism and has a hold on my life and my heart.Continue reading “Quick Reviews and Updates”
Marichis x Romeo and Juliet? West Side Love Story is a perfect combo!
Two households, alive with Mariachi music,
In fair San Antonio, we lay our scene,
From ancient bitterness break new passion…
Hi lovers of libros, today I’m reviewing a book with the prettiest cover! West Side Love Story by Priscella Oliveras is inspired by Shakespeare’s famous Romeo and Juliet.
This Romeo and Juliet retelling is a super fun read. Undecided what R and J retelling to pick up? I will probably not help you narrow down your choices. However, West Side Love story has the main characters in rival Mariachi bands!Continue reading “Marichis x Romeo and Juliet? West Side Love Story is a perfect combo!”
Harry who? Read these magical novels instead!
I love reading and writing about books, but I never mention a certain fantasy wizarding series in any of my recommendations. And the truth is I tried to read them when I was young, and I hated them. Now that I am older, I don’t have any interest in reading about the boy who lived.
Maybe you’re salty about recent events revolving around this beloved series and its author. Maybe you are at war with your nostalgic feelings and your belief in human rights. And maybe you’re curious if there are any other novels that will inspire that whimsical feeling. Look no further because here are some book recs with magical boarding schools, witches, and that whimsical feel!
Disclaimer: I have not read every book on this list (I want to); the ones I have read will have their themes stated.Continue reading “Harry who? Read these magical novels instead!”