Author: Romina Garber
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: August 17, 2021
Format: e-ARC through Netgalley- Thank you, Wednesday Books!
Blurb from Goodreads:
“In Cazadora, the follow-up to Lobizona, Romina Garber continues to weave Argentine folklore and real-world issues into a haunting, fantastical, and romantic story that will reunite readers with Manu and her friends as they continue to fight for a better future.”
This was a sequel that I was really looking forward to this year. I enjoyed, Lobizona. While I did enjoy this one, I did find it a bit disappointing.
Cazadora picks up where we left off in Lobizona. Manu is on the run and trying to figure out what she is and what she can do. She’s got her friends and boyfriend on the run with her. I loved getting to know them all a bit more. The world-building does expand a lot more in this book and it was done well.
With that being said, I struggled with the pacing of this book. It took me quite a while to get sucked into the story. I was wanting a lot more action than we got. We do have some added characters in this book and we take a lot of time there. I know it’s going to come into play later but it really slowed the plot down a lot for me.
The relationships that Manu forms in this series are my favorite. I know she’s trying to find her place in the world because she doesn’t fit into one side or the other. She’s always felt on the outside and is struggling in this book. I loved how much she grew by the end of the book. I just wish she would realize that sometimes home isn’t a place but the people you are with. Although, that’s hard to do when you are constantly on the run and fighting for your life.
Something that I love about this series is the message. Romina is not shy at all and she just throws it in your face. I love that. I think that this is the perfect book that everyone should be reading about now. Our world is so divided and so unaccepting that it’s quite ugly. I’m not sure if you read the author’s notes at the end but WOW… that was a statement and it was powerful!! Being part Hispanic myself, with my mom being from Mexico, who is now a US Citizen, really resonates with me. All people deserve to be treated equally. That is all…
Even though I had some issues with the pacing and the plot, I did enjoy that ending! It was great and it makes me excited for the next book. I’m not sure there will be another book because we all seem to be in the dark about that. I really hope there is because the setup sounds like it will be an amazing book!
Thanks to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for an e-ARC to review! All these opinions are my own!!