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“Word started to get around there was a new enforcer in town. No one knew if she was a demon or an angel, perhaps a mythical mix of both. Maybe the woman in the black hat was one of the old gods that wandered this land before the lash of the cross was introduced. The only thing anyone knew was that no human could run from their devious deeds if Maria and her fist caught yo ...more
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Published November 26th 2018
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Siân Plummer (plumreads__s)
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*4.5

You know what makes this novel so beautiful? You can feel the hope running throughout. You can feel the connection to Maria's culture. You can feel the loss and the pain that Maria struggles through. You get a detailed explanation of other characters also, including the Keepers, with detailed back stories enough to feel their pain, their struggles, and what they have also overcome on their journeys that led them to becoming Keepers.

You embrace the journey and it's a ride you don't want to g
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Sonora Taylor
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a ton of fun. I loved getting to know Maria and reading about her adventures and growth. Castro does a great job of getting into Maria’s head. I like that Maria had a conscious but also enjoyed being a vamp in every sense. I also liked her sense of justice. Give this a read — it’s perfect for a macabre summer day.
Tobin Elliott
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maria the Wanted is a fun and fresh take on the tired old vampire myth. I won’t go into the plot, as that’s what the plot summary for the book is for. I will say I was intrigued by this book after having seen it floating around various bookstagrammers on Instagram, and finally picked up a copy of my own.

While it does suffer from some of the standard self-published concerns (inconsistent grammatical mistakes, etc.), overall, it’s absolutely worth your time. For me, personally, I believe there’s s
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Julia DeBarrioz
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so FUN! Action packed, poetic, and sexy. Cue up some Selena and get reading!

This book had a little bit of everything I love and want to read in an urban fantasy romp. A kick-a$$ latina heroine with a BIG heart who takes no prisoners battling for justice and against the cartels? Check. Vampires from cultures all around the world? Check. An excellent grasp of history? Check check!

Maybe also cue up some "Sympathy for the Devil" because it's not the cartels or ancient Aztec vampires who w
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Amy Koto
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of action, seduction, and darkness. The main character, Maria, is a strong Latina character that you want to root for from the very beginning. As soon as the story starts, there is action thrown your way. Maria redefines what it means to be a hero, as she deals with a conflicted conscience, setting out on a mission for truth while taking the time to help others along the way. I love Maria because she is not perfect. She gives in to her desires, but she is so believable as a cha ...more
Beverley Lee
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review to come!
Tracy Robinson
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Review soon!
Patty Goodwin
The book was Fantastic. All the characters threw me in from the beginning. Most books have three different explosions by the writer to keep the reader interested. Your book seemed to have hundreds of explosions throughout. I did not want the book to finish.

I hope this is only the beginning of a trilogy. This would make a fantastic series on TV.

Congratulations!! Job well done.
Philip Rogers
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They do say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and this is definitely the case in the vampire action-horror book Maria the Wanted. With a bright comic book style front cover and a lengthy extended Indiana Jones title, you would be forgiven for thinking that there would be a playful tone to the story. Such as a fun Buffy the Vampire Slayer style character with a unique Mexican twist. Yet once the story starts to unfold it soon becomes clear that Maria the Wanted has a lot more to offer ...more
Maryjo Laupp
I obtained an ARC of this book from Reedsy Discovery for the purpose of providing a review.

When her boss flees, leaving vampires to wreak havoc at work, Maria finds herself face to face with an English vampire, named Adam, who takes extreme measures to protect her from his bloodthirsty colleagues. He has no way of knowing what it will cost her. She becomes determined to find him. Lucky for her, vampires live for years so she has plenty of time!

Along the way, she provides what justice she can fo
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E. Reyes
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maria the Wanted and the Legacy of the Keepers is a very unique, thrilling, and fresh new take on the vampire genre. V. Castro has created something very special that I want to continue to read more of. In a world where we need more Latinx voices in literature, Maria the Wanted is a perfect addition to the cause.

I honestly didn't know what to really expect before I read this book. I read a tiny bit of the summary, but I wanted to go into this book fresh. I'm glad I did because there are a lot of
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Ruth Miranda
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn't quite sure what to expect, when I embarked on this book, but I hoped for something different, something that added to me as a person. Straight away, I was plunged into a world very far from my own, and experiences in life that I, priviledge white girl I was growing up, can't really claim to underdstand or even relate. Or can't I? Maria is all of us women, and she's unlike any of us. Maria speaks for that badass, take-no-shit, perseverant and stubborn lady society has taught us to drown ...more
Li
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Michelle
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ahhh this was so great! It's so refreshing to have a Latina protagonist who is a badass and not all stereotyped. All the cultural references are so awesome, and it made my heart happy to read a character who is relatable in so many ways. Reading this reminds me of a sexy Blade mixed with a kickass Lestat/Queen of the Damned. Toss in some Underworld and Legion vibes as well. This is not your typical vampire novel, with all the romance and fluff (though there are a few extra steamy moments), it's ...more
Guadalupe Vieyra
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book!! Pick it up for Halloween!! It covers alot of themes, and as you read the story you see Maria grow into a powerful vampire! With out offering any spoilers she goes on a adventure, to find answers and finds alot more! I highly recommend this book to any one who enjoys horror, vampires, and action! Moreover if you are looking for a new twist to a classic monster!! Maria most wanted indeed!! This book will habe you, on the edge of your seat, gripping it tight! As you follow maria though ...more
Ruben Degollado
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a new twist on the urban vampire genre. Its protagonist is fully Latina and fully human. Castro manages to capture so much here, a heroine who is desperately trying to define herself while holding onto her humanity, all while being a kicka$$ avenger, righting wrongs and gaining followers who seek her out for justice. Its plot is a page turner for sure, but what drew me in were the complexities of Maria, a vamp who is unlike any we’ve seen before. I very much look forward to reading ...more
D.F. Matthews
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic debut

Move aside Buffy, there's a new badass in the game. Steamy, violent, and expertly crafted Maria the Wanted leaves you wanting more!
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