Book review

Miss Meteor review + Recs by Latinx creators

I may be made out of the same dust and glow as the lights in the sky, but if you read any of the astronomy books in the library—even our little library—you’ll realize, isn’t everyone?

TWO EX-BEST FRIENDS. TWO ENORMOUS SECRETS. ONE BEAUTY PAGEANT.

Everyone knows that Meteor, New Mexico, got its name from the space rock that crashed into the desert nearby. No one knows that Lita Perez came with it—or that she’s starting to turn back into stardust. She’ll never get a chance to graduate high school or kids the boy of her dreams — not unless she can find a way to make Meteor hold onto her and never let go. Not unless she achieve her wildest childhood dream and win the annual Miss Meteor beauty pageant. But if she’s going to have a chance, she’ll need her ex-best friend Chicky Quintanilla.

Chicky knows Lita has no chance of becoming Miss Meteor. Every year, the pageant queen is skinny, poised, and white—three things that Lita definitely is not. But Chicky also knows that if Lita wins, it will show this whole backward town that there’s more to beauty than being blonde and popular. If Lita can find a way to overcome the odds, then maybe Chicky can find a way to come out of the closet. Maybe she can finally stand up to the people who look down on her for not fitting in and stop pushing away the people who make her feel seen. To pull off the unlikeliest underdog story in pageant history, Lita and Chicky are going to have to forget the past and imagine a future where girls like them are more than enough—they are everything.

Miss Meteor is brilliant on its characters – the flaws , goals , perspectives. Tehlor and Anna have perfected the book .

About the Authors

Tehlor Kay Mejia is an Oregon native and the author of the YA novels We Set the Dark on Fire and We Unleash the Merciless Storm and the middle grade novel Paola Santiago and the Drowned Palace. Her short fiction has appeared in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Harlequin Teen. You can find her on Twitter @tehlorkay.

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, raised in the same town as the world’s largest wisteria vine, and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, When the Moon Was Ours, Wild Beauty, Blanca & Roja, and Dark and Deepest Red.

For Hispanic Heritage month , I’m gonna recommend some of the favourite creations I enjoyed and some book recs by Latinx creators.

My fave :

Kalila Stormfire

Kalila is a queer witch exiled from coven who has an economic magick shop where Kalila helps people. Kalila is created and played by Lisette Alvarez along with a great cast. Whenever I’m down , I always listen to Kalila !!

Kalila is created and produced by Lisette Alverez who is involved in multiple amazing podcast. You can find all their projects in this website ! Support them

Witches of Luminoza

Witches of Luminoza is created by teaandpotions who’s a NB latinx creator. This comic features two queer friends and their adventures in a magical yet mysterious city of Luminoza

Here’s a list of latinx created webtoon comics

Now the book recs :

1.Cemetery boys

Cemetery Boys features a trans bruja who , while trying to summon his family spirit ends up summoning an annoying ghost who doesn’t know he’s been murdered. I love the boys so much . If you didn’t know , Aiden is the first trans writer hit the NYT bestseller list .

2. Mexican Gothic

Eery, environmental, horror novel . Mexican gothic has it all . Silvia is an artist when it comes to words and this is on top of my list.

3. Ghost Squad

I loovedd ghost squad so much. Ghost squad is a magnificent MG mystery which was super interesting , you can take my word for it and read my review here

Do you have any recs for me? Drop them in the comments.

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