A heartfelt story about a girl who lives in a village haunted by fear and traditions.
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls is an engaging, adventurous, and heartfelt story about a girl who lives in a village haunted by fear and traditions—they must fight brujas (witches) who steal souls, and creatures (creatures) and dark spirits that prey on the people.
“Familia is life. Without it, there is nothing, and I am nothing. – Cece Rios“The Book Guide® Editor
When 12-year old Cece accidentally gets her older sister stolen by El Sombrerón, she decides to fight fire with fire and become a bruja to rescue her sister. She has to learn how to control the souls of creatures and win bruja fights, but something in her rebels against the requisite cruelty. Using compassion and love, Cece befriends and allies herself with an unlikely group of creatures, including the original Coyote, Namer of beings. With their help and her unique magic, she must find a way to defeat her enemies without losing her soul.
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We loved how this story wove in Mexican myths, but even more, how Cece repeatedly found just the right and satisfying twist to solve each problem she faced. Her friendship with the criaturas and her relationship with her family was also so well-written. A thoroughly engrossing book that will fly off the shelves.
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by The Book Guide® Editors4.7/5 Very good