Review of Lobizona by Romina Garber (earc)

 

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Lobizona by Romina Garber

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.

Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Wednesday Books

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Top Five Tuesday 3/24/20

 

Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.

 

This whole month is A-Z for authors’ names.  It can be a first name or a last name.  I have so many favorite authors, so I just randomly went through my shelves and wrote down names.  Also, since I’m not feeling well (still), I’m just adding names and no photos.  I have to limit my online time.

 

This week is P-Q-R-S-T.

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#5OnMyTBR 3/23/20

 

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#5OnMyTBR is a newer meme created by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook.  I thought this would be a fun one to try out.  Thank you Melanie for telling me about this.

 

Every Monday is a 5 books on my TBR post.  There are prompts that you can choose to use or not.  I’m not sure if I’ll post every Monday, but I’m going to do quite a few of these.

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Goodreads Monday 3/23/20

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.

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The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.

 

Have you read The Black Witch?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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Blog Tour for Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (review and quotes) Giveaway

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

Witches of Ash and Ruin

by E. Latimer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 3rd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Queer

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Down The TBR Hole #126

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

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Blog Tour for Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson (excerpt and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.

 

Sparrow

by Mary Cecilia Jackson 
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 17th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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Most Anticipated April 2020 YA Releases

 

As always, I can’t include all the releases for the month, but I chose ones that I’m excited for or ones that I think others will be looking forward to.  Dates were taken from Goodreads, so please double check.  They aren’t always right, but they’re usually pretty good.

 

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2000 Follower Giveaway

 

I’m going to keep this short.  All the details are on the rafflecopter.  $20 book of your choice.  International if book depository ships to you.  Please make sure your e-mail is correct and checked.  I’ll be contacting the winner that way.

 

Thank you all so much for following my blog!

 

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Friday Face Off 3/20/20

 

I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.

 

The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.

 

This week’s topic is brown covers.

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