Twelve Days of…Latinx Book Recommendations: Day 5

This “Christmassy” series is brought to you by my love of books by Latinx authors and my need for all of you to read them. Every day for twelve days leading up to Christmas, I will be gifting you all with a recommendation of a book by a Latinx author, along with twelve reasons why you should pick it up. Hoping to have lots of fun with with series which I am not so subtly calling Twelve Days of… Latinx Book Recommendations. Simultaneously, I will also be posting a Christmas-inspired book photo of these recommendations on my Instagram, which you can check out here. Covers are linked to Goodreads. Feel free to sing this first part to yourself aloud.

♬On the fifth day of Christmas, my favorite Latinx blogger gave to me, a recommendation for…♬

Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

      “The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.
    The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
      But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.”

Reasons You Need to Pick This One Up:

1. It’s Blanca y Roja, friends, because it’s Latinx
2. Family curse
3. Sisters trying to save each other
4. Snow-White and Rose-Red retelling
5. Addresses colorism
6. Character who deals with painful menstruation
7. Four unique POVs
8. Soft and hard characters
9. Non-binary LI
10. One fairy tale like romance
11. One slow burn romance
12. Gorgeous prose

Have you read this one? Are you planning to read it? Which fairy tale would you like to see retold by a Latinx author?

10 thoughts on “Twelve Days of…Latinx Book Recommendations: Day 5

  1. The cover is gorgeoussss and this book sounds amazing. i checked out the preview on goodreads and loved the writing style. I ended up adding it to my TBR. I’m so glad you’re doing all these recommendations! I’ve added so many good books to my want list 😀

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

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  2. This book has been sitting on my shelf for too long! 2020 will be the year where I catch up with all my Latinx reads. Great post 😊

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