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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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chai ♡
You might think Ive only read this book because the cover is pretty but yes you are absolutely correct.

Full review to come.
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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.
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I went into this expecting very little but hoping for a whole lot. That cover! That synopsis! I couldn't help but be intrigued by it all.

And while I think this was a very well written story that deeply delves into life of an undocumented immigrant and all that entails, this sorely lacked in the fantasy department as a whole.

It dragged a little for me and overall, I found myself wanting to skim pages to get to the action of the story. To find out all the mystery and intrigue and it just never
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Tucker
May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
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Romina Garber
Feb 20, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
3/26/2020 update:

YAY!!! The Lobizona PREORDER GIVEAWAY is LIVE!

https://bit.ly/LobizonaPreorder

When you preorder a hardcover, ebook, or audio edition, submit your receipt for a set of 5 Lobizona buttons! Unfortunately, due to legal nuances, this is only valid for US & Canada residents.

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I dont want to scare you off, but the mystery at the heart of Lobizona is real. . . .

Like Manu, I was also flipping through the pages of a newspaper when I stumbled across the Argentine law that inspired
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jocelyn
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of We Set the Dark on Fire (Mejia), The Beautiful (Ahdieh)
4.5 stars

Lobizona is so damn satisfying. I read the last half of the book in a frenzy, taking turns between white-knuckling the book in my hand to having to set it down to squeal about it. It is both dramatic and poignant, seamlessly blending heavy topics with some serious entertainment. There is so much care, creativity, and uniqueness in here that I don't know that I'm able to unpack all of Garber's excellent excellent choices. The lush world of the Septimus is everything I could've hoped for
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megs_bookrack
This sounds like a really important, beautiful story, and this cover...



I'm so excited to check this one out.

Thank you, Wednesday Books, for my ARC!!
I appreciate it so much!!

Ash
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teenage 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 lets 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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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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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
Delaney 🏳️‍🌈
Thank you Net Galley and Wednesday Books for the advanced readers copy to review. This book was a five star read and easily became one of my favorite books ever. This book takes place in Florida where Manu has lived cut off from the outside world with only her mother and adoptive grandmother for company. Manu must stay hidden because she has a strange genetic mutation, or so her mom says. Manu and her Mother are also both undocumented. Manu's entire life changes the day her mother is captured by ...more
The Kawaii Slartibartfast
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is a wonderful story about finding yourself. Manu is our MC. She is an undocumented immigrants who just wants to have a normal life but in addition to the isolation posted by the terrors of ICE she has horrifically bad menstrual cramps that can only be eased by knocking her out with a mysterious medicine and she has strange, otherworldly eyes.

Manu's mother is arrested by ICE and Manu goes on the
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Sammy
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, arcs
Reading Manu's story brings up issues of immigration through a fantastical lens, as well as a realistic one. The separation between the real world and the fictional is a thin line that is crossed about 1/4-1/3 of the way through and highlights similar issues between these two worlds. Between the review version (300 pages) and what seems to be the final version (400 pages) there is a lot of details that could have been added, moments that changed, or even new scenes that I didn't get in the ...more
Ashley
So. NBD...

THIS LOVELY BOOK ARRIVED ON MY DOORSTEP TODAY!

I WON an ARC in the GR GIVEAWAYYYYYY!
I never win anything! WOO HOOOOOOOO! This one is going down in the history books!



(Along with my abhorrent overabundance of exclamations just now. I sound like tigger.
HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO! TTFN! TA-TA FOR NOW!
😉)
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!!
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.
daniela ascencio
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
i got my first arc !!!!!
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I admit that while this book sounded amazing, I was a bit afraid to start it.  I'm so picky with pacing, but I found this one hard to put down.




Manu has been shut away her whole life.  She and her mom left Argentina and are undocumented immigrants in Miami.  Manu is told that her father is dead and his people are looking for her.  She's not safe.  Manu can't even fit in if she tried.  Her eyes jump out as unnatural to anyone that sees them.  She's thought to be a freak.  Starting when she turned
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Lobizona by Romani Garber has me feeling all kinds of things. I honestly don't know how I feel. Part of me really liked it, especially after I hit the 48% mark but then the ending happened and I'm confused. Please don't come here to explain to me, I got it, I just don't know. I'm so conflicted. I think the best way to review this book is with a list of what I like and what I did not like.
Things I dislike:
Even though the ending took a big chunk of pages it all felt rushed. Also, what the hell
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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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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.
dori
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

oh my GOSH this is BEYOND FANTASTIC. I've literally lost sleep for it. Young Adult fiction has been a necessary diversion from all the academic reading and writing I'm doing lately, but YA fiction has REALLY grown as a genre in the past few years as cultural commentary (and as such, is also appropriate educational reading for me).

Lobizona is an incredible response to ICE raids, immigration and family separation, the desire
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Amanda Mae
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so good and the only thing I can say is that everyone needs to put this book on their TBR right now.
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: OkayAside from the injustice for Mimitos, this book is absolutely fan-f*cking-tastic! I mean, I would read Rominas grocery
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Brooke
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs
This eARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lobizona is the next cant miss YA fantasy book, masterfully examining pressing political issues, such as immigration and gender equality, through the lens of both todays reality and a fictional world of mythical creatures. Romina Garber takes readers on an unforgettable journey, in the same vein as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, yet provides the diversity and representation needed in
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Anja
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story about a young woman trying to find her place in two worlds: Miami-USA and the mysterious, magical world of lobizones & brujas (werewolves & witches). In both, she & her friends & family are both literally and figuratively caged. Whether by history, social norms, government agencies, or law enforcement, which draws us to think about what does freedom mean to us? To these characters? What makes life worth living or not? Why are our systems in place so fearful of ...more
Tani
Mar 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
Entire existence is illegal

Me: Eureka! Eureka!
Ana
Feb 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy, 0new-series
As an argentinian, I literally cannnnnott wait for this book
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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 gigCollege She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndicationand she hasnt ...more

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