Friday, October 13, 2017

Tour: Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone

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Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone
Pages: 256
Publisher: Story Merchant
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ 

THE YEAR IS 2030. IN A DRAMATIC, final attempt to free her inner demons, twenty-year-old Daniela Delgado tempts fate and winds up on a strange farm in 1923. With an olive complexion due to her Mexican/Italian heritage and a fresh pixie cut, she is mistaken for a “boy of color.” Her only shot at survival now is to play it cool, pose as “Danny,” and figure out how to get back home to her two, loving moms.

And then she meets Daphne—an abused, motherless farm girl in desperate need of freedom and a friend. Having escaped Daphne’s father, the two of them are now roaming the streets of New York City disguised as a young aristocrat and her male servant. They’re running out of money, and ideas. And Daniela thought living in 2030 was tough.

But her solar powered smart phone works. And there’s someone within range. She pings them. A selfie of an attractive male comes in with the text: I’m Lain. Who the f--- are you? Even in that moment, Daniela knows this can’t be safe, but what are her choices? They meet Lain at a speakeasy on the Lower East Side. When Daniela reveals her last name, Lain says the only Delgado he knows is Anaya—the head of the Santa Muerte Coven of witches in Merida, Mexico. And then he hints that Daniela is a liar, even though she rocks a man’s three-piece suit like no woman he’s ever met. And as for her tattoos? Don’t get Lain started….

Despite the intrigue, Daniela adds Lain to the list of folks Daphne and she must outrun to stay alive. But as they plan their trip to Mexico, they soon discover that list is much longer than they thought. And they uncover a few other things, too, about Daniela’s true identity…. 

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My Review

It was an interesting fast paced read for me. The racism aspect in the book wasn't that deep and really was used to make Daniela realize that the life she thought was so horrible wasn't all that bad compared to what it could have been. A little perspective can be great attitude adjustment.

I'm looking forward to the next book. I'm hoping that Sabine is not traitor. Please, please, please don't let her be a traitor and though I see there's about to be "the only one true mate" storyline about to happen, Lain didn't win me over. Anyway, good read to me.

About the Author
Stone, a Latina young adult book author from Morris County, New Jersey was the 2016 winner of two awards of the prestigious International Latino Book Awards for Best Sci/Fi novel and Best New Author. Santa Muerte- The Daniela Story (Story Merchant Books Press, 2016 release) tackles diversity in science fiction and fantasy by using folklore and culture.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Bummer that you didn't enjoy the first post too much. This one is quite better, though. So if you ever feel like it.