Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life.

It’s been three years since ICE raids and phone calls from Mexico and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran. Three years since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia wants to move on, but it’s hard in her tiny Arizona town where people refer to her mom’s deportation as “an unfortunate incident.”

Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home.

Then one night, under a million stars, Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia’s car…and it’s carrying her mom, who’s very much alive.

As Sia races to save her mom from armed-quite-possibly-alien soldiers, she uncovers secrets as profound as they are dangerous in this stunning and inventive exploration of first love, family, immigration, and our vast, limitless universe.

Title:Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything
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  • sarah xoxo

    Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything is a gorgeous book all the way from the prose to the themes to the beautiful cover. This book has many layers to it and is incredibly unique. At fi...

  • Jessica

    I had never heard of this new release until I saw it as an option for Libro.fm's ALC (advance listening copy) program and thought it sounded so unique, so I went ahead and downloaded it. First off, tr...

  • Mia

    I was really intrigued by the premise of this book and I did enjoy it for the most part but it fell short in pulling me into the story completely. It tried to do and take on way too much, it kept jump...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    This is definitely one of the most interesting books I've read - and the more I think about it, the more I love it. - Follows Sia, a Mexican-American teen who grieves the death of her mother. When the...

  • Shannon Doleski

    Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything changed my soul. It nourished me. It is one of my favorite YAs I've ever read in the history of the world and young adult literature. This book, li...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Anuska GSia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything is going to be one of the most beautiful books you ever read, and not only because of th...

  • Sarah Prendergast (lifeandbookswithme)

    Sia is dealing with the fact that her mother went missing after trying to cross the border illegally. She was deported by ICE after she was flagged by the local sheriff. Sia is just trying to get thro...

  • ZoŰ ?

    *3.5­čîčSomehow I went into this thinking it was a contemporary about growing up (like Aristotle and Dante), but it suddenly included aliens in like the second half of the book ­čśé So I was a little ...

  • Mila

    3,5 starsI definitely enjoyed the first half of the book, I liked getting to know Sia and seeing life from her perspective. I even enjoyed the rather complicated romance. But the second half was way t...

  • Tanya

    I stayed up WAY past my bedtime to finish, Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything, because I just couldn't put it down. It's the genre-bending YA book that I didn't know I needed. Truthf...