Thursday, 2 August 2012

From the Review Pile #6


This is a meme I participate in called From the Review Pile, hosted by Stepping Out of the Page. Basically it is a meme, where you pick one book (or two!) that you have been meaning to read/review for a while, but haven't yet gotten around to it. It will also give the book some extra publicity. :) 


The Summer of the Mariposas - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Summer of the Mariposas
When Odilia and her four sisters find a dead body in the swimming hole, they embark on a hero’s journey to return the dead man to his family in Mexico. But returning home to Texas turns into an odyssey that would rival Homer’s original tale.
With the supernatural aid of ghostly La Llorona via a magical earring, Odilia and her little sisters travel a road of tribulation to their long-lost grandmother’s house. Along the way, they must outsmart a witch and her Evil Trinity: a wily warlock, a coven of vicious half-human barn owls, and a bloodthirsty livestock-hunting chupacabras. Can these fantastic trials prepare Odilia and her sisters for what happens when they face their final test, returning home to the real world, where goddesses and ghosts can no longer help them? 
Summer of the Mariposas is not just a magical Mexican American retelling of The Odyssey, it is a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love.
I think this looks super interesting and I can't wait to read it! Leave me a link to your post and comment on what you think of this one! :) 

3 comments:

  1. I do not think I have ever read a book -- or even a synopsis -- containing a chupacabra. I'm very intrigued! This sounds like quite an interesting book. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This one sounds like a mix of suspense and mystery. Never heard of it. Thanks for sharing :)
    Here's mine: http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-me-off-shelf-shimmerspell.html

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  3. It sounds really interesting, and I absolutely love the cover!!
    BTW, I've just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog! You can check out your nomination here! :)
    ~Joie @ Joie de Lire

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