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Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
Young adult

Woven in Moonlight

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by Isabel Ibañez

Quick take

A decoy bride becomes the face of Bolivia's revolución as she exacts revenge in a fiercely Latinx fantasy.

Good to know

  • Romance

  • Action-packed

  • Magical

  • Graphic violence

Why I love it

When the weather gets colder, I like to curl up with books that take me into an entirely new setting. So I was thrilled to stumble upon Isabel Ibañez's Woven in Moonlight, a lush Latinx fantasy based on Bolivian folklore that allowed me to immerse myself in a culture I don’t typically have a chance to read about.

The book tells the story of Ximena, who lives a harrowing life ruling over her peo...


Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty...

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