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THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes,
rich with Mayan mythology!

PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi,
a retelling of the beloved classic Pride & Prejudice!


I was ecstatic to hear about the Rick Riordan Presents line and to see the care Disney Hyperion was giving to other authors and mythologies and Own Voices. The first series in the line, Roshani Chokshi's Aru Shah, is one of my favorite middle-grade novels of the year. I've been salivating for this one! I just read it last week and it doesn't disappoint! In fact, Brooks reminds me a lot of Annabeth! Also, I think it is AWESOME that Zane is a hero with a disability who can still save the world! There's a great surprise late in the book that throws back to the first Percy Jackson  as well and...you'll just have to wait a little longer for my review to hear more!

This book was a lot of fun! Last year, Ibi Zoboi's debut novel AMERICAN STREET won a lot of awards and stole a lot of hearts. A huge buzz surrounded her sophomore novel PRIDE, and I'm so glad it didn't disappoint! It's all about family and I really loved the contemporary NYC setting! This is another one I can't wait to talk more about in my upcoming review!

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Author: J.C. Cervantes
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Received: For Review


A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! 

Booklist Starred Review: "Cervantes wastes no time getting right into the action, and her conversational tone and suspenseful pacing will keep the pages turning as the tension escalates and the characters face deepening stakes. A Rip-roaring adventure. "

School Library Journal Starred Review: "Fantastic and villainous creatures from Mayan folklore combine with clever, realistic, and heartwarming characters. VERDICT A page-turning and well-written trip into the world of Mayan mythology."

Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate. 

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Title: PRIDE
Author: Ibi Zoboi
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray // HarperTeen

Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.



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