Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

I talked a lot over the last year or so about how much I loved Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda and one of the reasons is that it starred a Latina in space. Ever since then I have been craving more Latinx in space books, but they are few and far between. I am so excited for Valerie Valdes’s Chilling Effect which featured Latinx characters and a found family which is one of my favorite tropes. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

 width=Title: Chilling Effect
Author: Valerie Valdes
Series: N/A
Pages: 448
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: September 17, 2019

      “A hilarious, offbeat debut space opera that skewers everything from pop culture to video games and features an irresistible foul-mouthed captain and her motley crew, strange life forms, exciting twists, and a galaxy full of fun and adventure.
      Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller profits. When her sister Mari is kidnapped by The Fridge, a shadowy syndicate that holds people hostage in cryostasis, Eva must undergo a series of unpleasant, dangerous missions to pay the ransom.
      But Eva may lose her mind before she can raise the money. The ship’s hold is full of psychic cats, an amorous fish-faced emperor wants her dead after she rejects his advances, and her sweet engineer is giving her a pesky case of feelings. The worse things get, the more she lies, raising suspicions and testing her loyalty to her found family.
      To free her sister, Eva will risk everything: her crew, her ship, and the life she’s built on the ashes of her past misdeeds. But when the dominoes start to fall and she finds the real threat is greater than she imagined, she must decide whether to play it cool or burn it all down. “

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19 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

  1. I must read this! There really isn’t a lot of Latinx science fiction available–at least not that I have seen. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Have a great week, Alicia.

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  2. This is a new one to me, but I absolutely love that cover, and it sounds an oddly fun book! I hope you get to read it when it comes out!

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