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Gabi's Book Reviews

Making my way through the world's books, one language at a time.

Miss Meteor: A Beautiful YA About Belonging

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore follows former best friends Lita Perez and Chicky Quintanilla. Everything in their small New Mexico town revolves around the Miss Meteor pageant. The pageant and the town are named after the... Continue Reading →

What Reading Latinx Means to Me

I hope everyone is having a great Latinx Heritage Month! Today I want to talk a little about the Latinx books that have effected me the most and what being part of the Latinx book community means to me. Ever... Continue Reading →

Furia: A Beautiful Contemporary Argentinian YA

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez follows Camila Hassan, an Argentine girl living a double life. Her parents believe she's on track to be a doctor, but in reality she's La Furia, a fierce soccer player with dreams of playing internationally.... Continue Reading →

Blazewrath Games: A Compelling Puerto Rican YA Fantasy

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz follows Lana Torres a girl obsessed with the Blazewrath World Cup. She dreams of being on the Puerto Rican team for the international sport and a chance encounter with a dragon leads to that dream... Continue Reading →

Shine: A Review of Jessica Jung’s Debut Novel

Shine by Jessica Jung follows Rachel Kim, a 17-year-old Korean-American K-pop trainee. She trains under DB Entertainment, a huge label known for hugely popular stars. It has been her dream to be a K-pop star since she was a small... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Vampires Never Get Old

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite is an anthology edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker. A Latinx vampire boy is tired of being suffocated by his overprotective parents and wants more freedom. A Black girl is... Continue Reading →

15 Upcoming YA Latinx Books to Request on NetGalley

Latinx Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) is approaching and many exciting Latinx books will be released during that time! If you plan on participating in Latinx-a-thon, Latinx Book Bingo, or just generally want to support some Latinx authors, here are... Continue Reading →

Each of Us a Desert: A Poetic YA Fantasy About Self-discovery

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro follows Xochitl, a cuentista who takes the stories of those in her town to save them from themselves. But she is tired of living for others and journeys into the desert to... Continue Reading →

Lobizona: A Compelling Argentinian Fantasy

Lobizona by Romina Garber follows Manuela Azul, a girl awaiting citizenship and a surgery to correct her unique eyes. On one fateful day, Manu's life is turned completely upside down when a family member is attacked and her mother is... Continue Reading →

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