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Ate grandmother is attacked lifelong lies are exposed and her mother is arrested by ICE Without a home without answers and finally without shackles Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past a mysterious Z emblem which leads her to a secret world buried within our own A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past A world straight out of Arg. Hearing that Lobizona was an Argentinian werewolf story was enough to convince me I d love this book Sadly it turned out to be a weak contemporary and an even weaker fantasy Sometimes reality strays so far from what s rational that we can only explain it through fantasy What is this book about Manu and her mother are undocumented immigrants Running from their father s life of crime in Argentina led them to the confinement of a cramped apartment in Miami Florida Manu is unable to leave the apartment seeing as her pupils are shaped as stars and her eyes shine a vibrant yellow When her mother is arrested and taken to a detention center to be deported Manu narrowly escapes finding herself caught up in a world of werewolves and witches her only hope of uncovering her past and saving her mother In terms of the fantasy aspect nothing of note takes place until a third into the book Before then all we hear is constant descriptions of Manu s bizarre eyes I found myself undeniably disappointed with the way the chosen one plot unfolded It was frustrating and boring to read about Manu perfecting anything magic related on her first tryLove triangles don t typically bother me and neither did the one in Lobizona I didn t care for the characters meaning Manu s love life was of little concern to me The insta love and miscommunication was painful thoughIt took me about 200 pages to start enjoying Lobizona even mildly which says a lot Within the first couple of chapters clusters of cultural references were being listed and repeated without explanation making it hard for me to absorb the story Paragraphs of dialogue were freuently included without english translation which left me a non latino reader feeling stranded Having to stop and translate whole chunks of dialogue throughout the entire book took away from my reading experience largely It was unfortunate that the cultural aspect felt so forced to me whereas in stories like Furia I was able to experience and appreciate the Argentinian culture with ease The thing I did like about Lobizona was the challenging of gender roles and conversations surrounding misogyny and sexism The women in this novel never hesitated to speak up and think for themselves which I appreciate

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Lobizona Wolves of No World #1

Entine folklore where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón a werewolf A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belongAs Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina she learns it's not just her US residency that's illegal it's her entire existence. um excuse me why aren t people screaming about thisalso this is set in my home state so huzzah

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Some people ARE illegalLobizonas do NOT existBoth of these statements are falseManuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime family Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami FloridaUntil Manu's protective bubble is shatteredHer surrog. find this review others on my blog The beginning of Lobizona is nightmarishManuela Azul s life is laden with eggshells and she walked on tremulously fraying a little every time she had to put on her mirrored sunglasses to hide the unnatural bright yellow engulfing her eyes from the whites to the irises the dread and fear rising through the cracks The possibility of being snapped up by ICE or of her father s past catching up to her first is always there hovering in the air like an axe Her whole life Manu had waited for them to find her and her mother She never doubted that they wouldAnd then they didAlone Manu sets out to look for answers to the thousand uestions circling inside her head like harpies and finds a magical school for witches and lobizones Argentinian werewolves For years Manu s eyes were a strange fact she had to bend her life around yet here is a place where she fit with the familiar comfort of a well worn coat But Manu s lies about her family are as thin as a zither string and when her father s real identity is dragged to the fore the truth of it blows out the embers of hope that let Manu believe she finally had somewhere she could call homeYoung adult fantasy gets another jolt of diversity with Lobizona a vibrant representation of Argentinian culture and folklore One of the things I relish most in fiction is when fantasy is interwoven with our world and its timeline Lobizona dwells in the low lit overlap of myth and reality and the way it owns that space is spellbinding The notion of werewolves and witches is exhilarating and the authors milks it for all its considerable worth A book like Lobizona doesn t undo any clich s it deals in them and while it s not particularly complex or unpredictable it perfectly counterbalances the elaborate world building elements Garber has managedThe strength of the novel however lies in its thematic gravity the author touches upon a smorgasbord of topics that inform many conversations today race immigration prejudice and the passionate politics of the book come through with vivid clarity because we re lost inside the experiences of its protagonists There s a sympathetic sense of dislocation and dread that permeates every corner of the story and which kept my interest firmly moored to the page Manu has lost the unbruised part of herself when she lost her freedom to exist without the constant fear of being wrenched away from her home It s the sort of truth that one can say only when they re looking away from it offhand distracted because to meet its eye is enough to curdle your blood But hope is small enough to nest within Manu s palm and seeing all her courage pile itself hand over hand was a welcome respiteAll in all this was solid debut ko fi blog twitter tumblr


10 thoughts on “Lobizona Wolves of No World #1

  1. says:

    ✧ find this review others on my blog ✧The beginning of “Lobizona” is nightmarishManuela Azul’s life is laden with eggshells and she walked on tremulously fraying a little every time she had to put on her mirrored sunglasses to hide the unnatural bright yellow engulfing her eyes from the whites to the irises the dread an

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    The horrors Perla left behind when she came to this country darken her glassy gaze and I realize she never got away No matter how many borders we cross we can't seem to outrun the fear of not feeling safe in our own houseI think it's fair to note that while this is definitely YA fantasy it reads like contemporary fiction sprinkled with magical realism Those looking for high fantasy involving werewolf folklore might be d

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    This released today August 4th 2020 4 12 stars and I keep waffling back between four and five but please do know

  4. says:

    Hearing that Lobizona was an Argentinian werewolf story was enough to convince me I’d love this book Sadly it turned out

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    Argentinian lore werewolves and witches futbol fighting gender roles identity belonging Other and the plight of the undocumented this was wonderful Concept ★★★★★First 50 pages ★★PlotPacing ★★★★Enjoyment ★★★★★Manu is an undocumented Argentinian immigrant living in secret in Miami with her mother Manu's life i

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    “If you’re undocumented you’re unwritten Embrace that”“You’re saying if no one’s told my story before I get to tell it

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    um excuse me why aren't people screaming about this??also this is set in my home state so huzzah

  10. says:

    This sounds like an important beautiful story and this coverI'm so excited to check this one outThank you Wednesday Books