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Lobizona

(Wolves of No World #1)

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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
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Wednesday Books
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♠ TABI ♠
Dec 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss
um excuse me why aren't more people screaming about this??

also this is set in my home state so huzzah!!
Chelsea Humphrey
Full cover reveal + excerpt on Bustle today. Read the prologue and first chapter HERE!

*I won an early review copy of this title via the publisher.
Ash
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen readers looking for diverse fantasy
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’ Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

DNF ~30%.

My one-sentence review of this book would be: Lobizona is a four-star contemporary novel and a one-star fantasy novel. In other words, I have very mixed feelings about it. But let’s start with the positive.

Lobizona stars Manu, an undocumented immigrant whose mother brought her to the United States from Argentina when she was very young. She is bilingual, she loves to read, and she
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Tucker
May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
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Renee (The B-Roll)
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is set in dual places, Miami and a series of fantastic/magical/folkloric realms that are open only during specific times of the month that correspond to moon phases. In Miami with her mother, Manu Azul is not allowed to really leave the house or have a "normal" life. Her mother fights to keep her protected and demands that she always wear sunglasses since Manu's eyes are quite different from everyone else's; they have large golden suns on/in them. After threatening ICE raids on her ...more
Glen
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: firstreads, horror
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A book about a girl that turns into a wolf during the full moon. Told in a sleepy Magical realist style. I couldn't really get into it.
Amy Imogene Reads
Dec 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!

Thank you so much to St Martin's Press - Wednesday Books for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
Caden
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book...

This book is so powerful and beautiful. It has so many different layers to it that each have an important and relevant message. This story is important to tell and was so beautifully written.

All of the characters were so well thought out. The plot was intricate and I was never bored. Romina's writing is so elegant and strong. She weaves together sentences that burrow into your heart and soul and will impact you for life.

This is such an important story to tell for so many different
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Margarita (margaritathedrink)
"Why settle for being a son of the system, when you can mother a movement"

first i want to thank Netgalley and Macmillan for the E-arc as a Hispanic i am trying to read more books written by Latinx authors and i was so happy to receive this and will be buying a physical copy when it comes out.

Lobizona is a Argentina Folklore set in our time with Werewolves and Brujas. Werewolves are only males and brujas are only female but there is Manu who is a werewolf living in hiding and doesnt even know who
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Isabella (lives_in_ya_books)
12.3.19
I won a Goodreads giveaway for this book, and am sooo excited to read it! That cover is gorgeous. I have finally won a giveaway for a book that is one of my most anticipated for the year! Can't wait to recieve my copy.

1.2.19
Wow! This book was amazing!!
Chloe
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Spoiler free*

I'm not quite sure what drew me to this book. I think it was kind of a what the heck, I'll try it. I actually thought it was an adult book for a bit, because the cover kind of feels like an adult one. But, it is firmly YA! I basically only knew that the main character would discover magic along the way and would learn about a new world. And that was enough for me to give it a try.

This book was seriously amazing. I started off only really liking it and not loving it, but as the book
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Coleen
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Styled as young adult fiction, this story might appeal more to those even as young as middle school and there is nothing in the book to avoid that age of reader.

While fantasy is not exactly my style, the characters were a mix of wolves/witches and 'normal people' - if anyone can be termed normal. While wolves are generally males and witches are females, the title of the book is Lobizona - which is the feminine for wolf [in Spanish]. One of the problems that I had with the book is that a lot of
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daniela ascencio
Jan 07, 2020 is currently reading it
i got my first arc !!!!!
Mercedes Roth
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**I received an advanced reader's copy of this book from the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Recommend: Hell f*cking yes! I love this book!

Review:

The Familiars: Too many stinky big human/dogs, not enough cat. Only had one cat and he was not worshiped enough. Justice for Mimitos!

The Bibliophile: Okay…Aside from the “injustice” for Mimitos, this book is absolutely fan-f*cking-tastic! I mean, I would read Romina’s
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Stephanie
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
For any Latinx who longed to see yourself in the halls of Hogwarts. For anyone who has felt out of place in every place you've been. For adults who spent their lives straddling two worlds, and for teens who navigate those worlds every day. For white folks like me, who have no concept of what it means to be called "illegal," who have never been hunted for merely existing. For fans of the boarding school trope, of werewolves, witches, beautiful magical worlds, and a bit of romance

Lobizona is the
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Zoe  Ysabella
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy in return for a review!

I really, really loved this book. Manu, the main character, is an illegal immigrant in Miami with her mother, trying to hide from her father's crime family. Her mom is taken by ICE and Manu learns that a myth from her childhood about werewolves and witches is actually all true, and she is the first female werewolf-- a lobizona. She learns that her father was a werewolf and her mother was human, which is forbidden, and
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Ashley
*Disclaimer 1: I received this book for review from NetGalley, in no way shape or form does this affect my opinion.
*Disclaimer 2: I am not Latinx, I highly suggest seeking own voices reviews.

After having read and loved the Zodiac Series, I was so excited to see that Romina was starting a new series. This book touches on an extremely relevant and tough topic of illegal immigration and deportation. Lobizona is a great Urban Fantasy novel, it takes place in Miami and another fantasy realm with
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Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love love LOVED the Argentine representation in this novel. It spoke so much of the Argentine culture, folklore, and how immigration treats us in this day of age. I haven’t heard of this Argentine folklore before of the seventh son and daughter being werewolves and witches. It was so fascinating reading a whole new story that I want to know more about. The second part of the story is about Manu figuring out how lobizones and brujas work together in a human world. It does get a little cliche ...more
Ashley
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**thank you Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

'm pretty sure every book I've reviewed recently I need to go back and drop a star to give them all to this book. I was absolute blown away. It takes current equal rights and immigration issues that are hard to read but important to stay aware of. The Argentinian folklore was SO intriguing and I've been looking up more about it independently from the book. I also appreciated the straight on period discussion because it needs to
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Audrey
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel had a lot of new things to say about belonging partially to multiple cultures and fully to none. It also closely followed a lot of YA/teen fantasy adventure/chosen one tropes—but why not? Tropes and the hero's journey may make a story's path predictable, but they're fun. And no one seems to mind when the story is one of the exceedingly popular ones about white males. Why shouldn't an undocumented Argentinian-American girl get a turn at bat? Although Harry Potter is the series that ...more
Brina Coyle
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book 10 stars, I totally would. This book had me captivated from beginning to end. Romina's world building is stellar, as always. I felt and imagined everything/everywhere that was described. The characters were SO easy to get caught up in. Manu is so beautiful. I love her journey of finding her true self, and all the excitement that happens along the way. I cannot wait to have the next book!
A super special thank you to the Goodreads giveaway that let me have access to this
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Cassi Sanchez-Manning
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it

When I read what this book was about I just knew I had to read it! It reminded me of things that are very similar to what immigrants are dealing with in our societies at this time. This book is also filled with both history and folklore from Argentina.
The author does a great job with her world building both in Miami and the magical/fantasy worlds that Manu enters throughout the book. Also, the great foreshadowing keeps you turning the page and waiting for the next book in the series in order
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Allison
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fresh YA fantasy that pays homage to familiar titles while forging its own path. Manages to tackle a variety of ways one can be overlooked and undocumented in society without the main story getting bogged down with politics.

I thought the end “reveal” was a little confusing but that might have been because I was reading so fast in my excitement to finish the book. I hope we get to learn more about Yamila in particular in future books as she seems like a fascinating trailblazer even as the
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The Artisan Geek
Dec 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Jennifer Wrage
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
FYI: I won this book on goodreads.com.
The author's note brings meaning to the book. Many young people struggle with fitting in. I wish there wasn't the "f" word and the relationship hadn't gotten quite so heated so I would feel comfortable sharing this book with my students. I love the idea of lobizona and lunaritis.
Sammm [involuntarily somewhat on hiatus]
Okay I was like a cavewoman in late 2018 and most of 2019, so I'm only just aware of this. Have read a book by the author under a different name, BUT, an author tackling her own culture, one I've not read particularly about before, so, I'm so going to give this a chance. =P
Kelly
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is going to be huge! What an amazing world Garber has crafted. This is going to mean so much to the many who have been rendered invisible by the term "illegal".

* I did receive a free advance copy of this from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Emily
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! I enjoyed Manu's story and the magic in this world. I didn't expect that twist at the end at all, which I always love when I'm surprised like that! Everyone needs to read this book when it comes out.
Crystal
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story of a young girl finding out who she is on many different levels. A heart warming story about love, friends, family, and self discovery. I could not put this book down for long. I hope this story continues on in another book.
Tobyann Aparisi
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I won this book (printed version) for an honest review.

I sooo wanted to like this book. I really did. It was not what I expected and was all over the place. It just never felt fluid and solid. It felt thown together and jumbled. It was not the wolf story I was hoping for.
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Romina Garber is a NYT/International Bestselling YA author who also writes under pen name Romina Russell. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Miami, Romina currently resides in Los Angeles but would much rather be at Hogwarts. As a teen, Romina landed her first writing gig—“College She Wrote,” a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn ...more

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