Lobizona

Wolves of No World #1

Romina Garber, Romina Russell

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced

400 pages | first published 2020

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu's protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past--a mysterious "Z" emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it's not just her U.S. residency that's illegal. . . .it's her entire existence.

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Moods

adventurous 91%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
hopeful 40%
inspiring 34%
tense 29%
challenging 16%
dark 16%
reflective 14%
sad 11%
funny 8%
informative 4%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 33%
slow 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 57% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.28