Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
The family parts of this were lovely, as was Izzy’s coming of age and the different cultural aspects. As an outsider, I found them lovingly and carefully depicted. I really appreciated the range of experiences that Cervantes manages to show. I wasn’t quite as much a fan of the magical elements, which didn’t seem to ever quite coalesce. But that’s less important in this story, so I wasn’t hugely bothered.