Each of Us a Desert

Each of Us a Desert

From the award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life.

Xochital is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village's stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enimagic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo's wish is granted—in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town's murderous mayor. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match... if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

Fresh off of Anger Is a Gift's smashing success, Oshiro branches out into a fantastical direction with their new YA novel, The Stars Around Us.

Title:Each of Us a Desert
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250169211
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    Each of Us a Desert Reviews

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    I, personally, am a dessert[image error]| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    DNF @ 25%I just....am sad, you know? This was one of my most anticipated releases but it just didn't work for me. I loved the writing but I couldn't get a sense of who the main character is and the st...

  • Sofii? (A Book. A Thought.)

    First of all, I want to thank Tor Teen for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest thoughts, celebrating "Latino Book Month"WOW, I'm really impressed by the quality, intensity, ...

  • Adri

    CWs: Descriptions of graphic violence, injury, and death; allusions to animal deaths; instances of emotional abuse and domestic abuse. "We stretch ourselves: to fit within the roles we are given...

  • Leanne

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. I loved this book. It was so beautiful. It’s difficult to describe the plot, so I’ll talk about everything else that I loved. This is the first book I’ve read by...

  • Wendy

    4.75* This is a book unlike any I've read before. It's also quite difficult to properly describe and review this book. I don't think I have words to do it justice. Mark Oshiro's writing conveys an atm...

  • Bethany

    Okay, so this is a little challenging for me to review. I LOVED the first half of it. Everything about it was pretty much perfect for me. It was well paced, beautifully written, thought-provoking, and...

  • Tara

    Each of Us a Desert is told in the first person from Xochitl’s perspective, as she shares her own story back to Solís. Because she’s telling it to her god, reading it can feel like eavesdropping ...

  • Andy

    Thank you to Netgalley and TorTeen for an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.THOSE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WRECKED ME. GOOD BYEMini review for now: This book slayed me in t...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    Each of Us a Desert gives us The Deep by Rivers Solomon, which I was here for since The Deep is one of my favorite books. Xochital is burdened with literally consuming the stories of her community to ...