Here are a few titles to add to your TBR list while you’re watching Season 1 and 2 on repeat.
In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
Henry Holt and Company
Star of Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black, Diane Guerrero released her memoir over the summer and I can’t keep it on my shelves. She details her life in America before and after federal officials deported her parents overnight. With heart and honesty she tells her uniquely American story. Pick it up!
Alejandra comes from a long line of Bruja’s (Broo-hah) and her Deathday, a celebration where her full witchy powers come in and she receives the blessings of her family- living and dead, is approaching. The only problem is that accepting her powers is the last thing she wants to do, they are too hard to control and power has caused her family nothing but trouble. When she meets a dark stranger who helps her to create a canto (spell) that will remove her power the plan backfires and sends her family to another realm. With his help and the desire to make things right she’ll have to go to Hell (or an equivalent) and back.
You can also watch my #booktube review here:
Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Cinco Punto Press
The book is Gabi’s diary and details her life during her Senior year. She’s dealing with a lot, her best friend’s pregnancy, her Dad’s drug habit, not to mention her low-key food addiction. The story is full of heart and was one of my favorites from 2014.