Twelve Days of…Latinx Book Recommendations: Day 7

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. Covers are linked to Goodreads. Feel free to sing this first part to yourself aloud.

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

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

      “Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.
    But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.
      As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?”

Reasons You Need to Pick This One Up:

1. MC is Type A personality (relatable)
2. Bisexual MC
3. Women in the family cursed
4. First love
5. Soft love interest (who bakes!)
6. Magical realism
7. Small town setting that’s actually diverse
8. Community coming together
9. Will make you cry and smile
10. Complicated mother-daughter relationships
11. Love letter to Latinx diaspora
12. The food

Have you read this one? Are you planning to read it? What’s your favorite book about family curses?

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