Today’s blog post is dedicated to one of my recent favorite Middle-Grade titles of 2021. Damn! the moment I received the review copy of it, I was squealing with job and happiness! This book has my heart 🙂 . The book is filled with adventure, mystery (not your usual mystery) and love for family and friends.
I’m here to urge to everyone that they should read this book as soon as possible. This book is so wholesome and brimming with emotions, that you can’t help but falling in love with the MC (protagonist) Cecelia Rios.
Here is the book cover for you below and tell me what are your thoughts about the same? Isn’t it simply super cute?
Without further ado, let me get straight to the point and convince you that this book is worth your time, your money and everything!
6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ CECE RIOS AND THE DESERT OF SOULS BY KAELA RIVERA:
- WANT TO EXPLORE THE MIDDLE-GRADE GENRE, WHY NOT START WITH THE STORY OF CECE RIOS?
Venturing out with the middle-grade genre and confused about what to start with? I have this perfect recommendation – Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls, which will not only boost your interest in the genre and will also keep you coming back to it. This book got my interest too and rest you can be assured, that it won’t miss the mark.
- PERFECT BADASS MC (MAIN CHARACTER)
This book has got the perfect bad-ass, feminist MC, i.e., Cecelia Rios aka Cece. She is spunky and our very beautiful young heroine who will become a bruja just like her Tia, to rescue her sister from one of the dark criaturas of Tierra De Sol– El Sombreron. She is fierce but at the same time, she is also soft-hearted. Her family is everything to her. She would fight any dark ciraturas to bring back her sister and reunite their family.
- WORLD BUILDING IS STUNNING
The world-building is stunning. The whole town of Tierra De Sol, the land of brujas, curanderos, Tzitzimitl, and the criaturas is up for grabs with some amazing sand fantasies. The narration is spot-on which will keep you hooked thoroughly. Kaela has created a world, which is not only for kids for also for adults to read about Cece’s life which is not only enthralling but also inspiring and compelling.
The author believes in the history and stories of her Mexican-American and British parents and it sincerely inspires her to write about them. One will encounter many Mexican traditions and cultural practices in the book, which only tells us one thing about Kaela that she is proud of her heritage and wants the world to know about them all through her books!
- PERFECT PURE FRIENDSHIP AND SIBLINGS LOVE
Cece’s friendship with her ciraturas Coyote is pure yet comes naturally. Being a bruja comes with great power and indicating that you have to control your ciraturas, but with Cece, things are slightly different. She’s is nothing like her beautiful, young and lovely sister Juana, but she’s is ready to fight every battle to bring her dearest sister back from the Devil’s Alley and having her chance to bring her whole family together once again!
- FANTASY INSPIRED BY LATINX MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?
Clubbing Mexican legends, mythology, and folklore together with the perfect amount of fantasy by Kaela will surely tug our heartstrings one second while proliferating adrenaline the next. Want to learn the basic Spanish words? Then go and pick this book right up. (hahaha!!)
Please tell me that I have convinced you to read this super cute, little middle-grade title? It is simply one of my favorites of 2021 and I’m elated that I got the opportunity to read it!
Buy the book here.
Tell me in the comments section below, do you like to read middle-grade books? If yes, which one is you favorite? Any recommendations???