Gabi's Book Reviews

ARC Review: Ophelia After All

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie follows Ophelia Rojas, a girl known to be obsessed with rose gardening and constantly crushing on boys. But senior year brings unexpected changes as she starts having confusing feelings for a girl. It's not... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Reclaim the Stars

Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Córdova is a YA anthology with fantasy and science fiction stories by authors of Latin American heritage. A lonely survivor of a plague is visited by a robot who has a message for her.... Continue Reading →

My Favorite 2021 Releases

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova The mysterious matriarch of the Montoya family calls everyone back home to collect their inheritance. This is a beautiful book that switches between her past and her descendants present as they go... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Amor Actually

Amor Actually is a Latinx holiday romance anthology with nine stories by Zoey Castile, Alexis Daria, Adriana Herrera, Diana Muñoz Stewart, Priscilla Oliveras, Sabrina Sol, and Mia Sosa. All the stories are set around Nochebuena, Christmas Eve. In these stories... Continue Reading →

10 Queer 2022 YA Releases

No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado (Feb 8) 16-year-old Kat Sanchez leads a secret double life as 21-year-old Max Monroe, an influencer with the perfect life. Kat is bored with her real life and thrives as Max, befriending... Continue Reading →

Queer Latinx YA Recs

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante 17-year-old Marisol seeks asylum in the US from El Salvador. Marisol is running out of options and she must protect her little sister so she takes a special opportunity to be a test subject... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: Our Way Back to Always

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno follows former childhood friends Luisa (Lou) and Sam. They were inseparable as children but stopped speaking after a middle school mishap. When they were children they wrote a bucket list together, a... Continue Reading →

My Latinx Book Bingo TBR

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! To encourage people to read more Latinx authors, the wonderful Sofia and Paola are hosting Latinx Book Bingo again this year! From September 15 to October 15, you can use the prompts below to choose the... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova follows the members of the Montoya family. The matriarch summons everyone to her home to collect their inheritance and then passes on in the strangest of ways, leaving her descendants with magical... Continue Reading →

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