Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

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When a powerful desert spirit kidnaps her sister, Cece Rios must learn forbidden magic to get her back, in this own voices middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of The Storm Runner and Aru Shah and the End of Time.

Living in the remote town of Tierra del Sol is dangerous, especially in the criatura months, when powerful spirits roam the desert and threaten humankind. But Cecelia Rios has always believed there was more to the criaturas, much to her family's disapproval. After all, only brujas--humans who capture and control criaturas--consort with the spirits, and brujeria is a terrible crime.

When her older sister, Juana, is kidnapped by El Sombrerón, a powerful dark criatura, Cece is determined to bring Juana back. To get into Devil's Alley, though, she'll have to become a bruja herself--while hiding her quest from her parents, her town, and the other brujas. Thankfully, the legendary criatura Coyote has a soft spot for humans and agrees to help her on her journey.

With him at her side, Cece sets out to reunite her family--and maybe even change what it means to be a bruja along the way.



Author: Kaela Rivera
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 04/13/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780062947550
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512712 / Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/15/2021 pg. 58
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2021
School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 98
Publishers Weekly 03/22/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2021
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 103