Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls

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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.

Title:Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062947550
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    Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls Reviews

  • Tina

    This is a Middle Grade fantasy. I picked this book up for the first time a couple of months ago, but I just was not in the mood for this type of book. I am so glad I did not give up on this book. I ha...

  • Kaela Rivera

    I’ve hesitated to give my own book five stars, but ultimately I decided this: I put five stars worth of time into this book. I put five stars worth of love into it. I put five stars worth of effort,...

  • David

    SO MUCH FUN! Pokemon meets COCO in a spirited and moving adventure infused with Mexican American culture and Mesoamerican magic.Y'all are going to love this book. ...

  • Zoraida

    Had the privilege of reading this early. Love the remix of Mexican-American folktales! ...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    Twelve year old Cece Rios must learn the forbidden bruja magic to rescue her sister Junana after she’s kidnapped by El Sombrerón, a powerful dark criatura. Cece’s parents do not approve of the br...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    If you love mythology and fantasy adventures that sweep you off your feet and take you for a wild and imaginative ride, then this book will hit all the right spots. I loved this and had so much fun.- ...

  • Loo

    One of the most grounding and insightful works I've read in a long time. It gives perspectives on love and kindness in the perspective of the real harshness many of us have encountered. This is a book...

  • Belles Middle Grade Library

    Thank you so much Harper Collins for sending me a copy to review! I’m blown away at how AMAZING this book is. It’s now 1 of my top favorites of the year(& I’ve read 106 so far). This was such a ...

  • Fanna

    August 21, 2020: Mexican folklore & ancient mythology? YES PLEASE...

  • Cara (Wilde Book Garden)

    Really liked this! Cece was such a great character, I really enjoyed the criatura supporting characters, the worldbuilding and lore was super interesting and well-done, and the themes are basically ta...