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 in exchange for both of them to stay in the country. In the experiment she’ll become a grief keeper, taking on the burden of someone else’s grief
Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova
This is the final book in the Brooklyn Brujas trilogy, but as each book follows a different sister, you can read it on its own. Rose, the youngest Mortiz sister travels to a fairy island in the Caribbean. She is recruited to save the island of Adas. Along the way, she learns more about her powers and her father’s disappearance.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Two half-sisters, one in New York and one in the Dominican Republic, lose their father in a plane crash. Processing the death of their father is hard enough, but then they must face the reality of each other’s existence. They meet for the first time and learn how to be a family together.
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel is determined to prove that he is truly a brujo, frustrated by the family and community members that refuse to accept his gender. He performs a special ritual with the help of his cousin Maritza, and accidentally summons a handsome ghost. The ghost refuses to pass to the other side, so they agree to help each other.
The Resolutions by Mia Garcia
On New Year’s Eve, a group of friends decide to make resolutions for each other: kiss someone you know is wrong for you, learn Spanish, show your paintings, say yes to everything. Senior year and graduation are fast approaching and it’s time to be challenged out of their comfort zones.
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore
Lita and Chicky are ex-best friends who live in a small town where the Miss Meteor beauty pageant is the most important event of the year. Lita wants to enter the pageant and enlists Chicky’s help. They haven’t talked in some time but now they’ll work together to show the town that there’s more than one way to be beautiful.
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
In Medio, a Primera is the wife that runs the household and is her husband’s logical partner. A Segunda is the free-spirited wife that bears the children. Dani is married off to a young politico as a Primera and must navigate an unloving husband, her beautiful school bully Segunda, and hiding her involvement with a rebel group.
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
The women of the del Cisne family are bound to a curse that leaves generations of sisters pitted against each other, with only one getting to remain a girl while the other will be stuck as a swan. Blanca and Roja are determined to save each other and things get complicated when two boys are pulled into the swans’ game.
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
Xochitl is 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 live for herself. But she will not make this journey alone. Emilia, the daughter of a terrible man, will join her and they will have to learn to trust each other if they want to survive.
Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria
Two very different sisters were raised to kill dragons. Dani would rather focus on life as a normal high schooler while Eden believes there’s nothing more important than training. Everything changes when Dani forms a bond with a dragon, putting the sisters on opposing sides