October 31, 2015

HALLOWEEN WEEK! SHADOWSHAPER BY DANIEL JOSE OLDER


It's Halloween Week and the Latina Book Club is proud to bring you
books that will scare you and make your heart race.  
So Be Brave and Happy Reading.




Arthur A. Levine Books
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.

This book is fun, engaging, suspenseful and mesmerizing.  I love the idea of murals coming to life and weeping real tears.  You start thinking holy thoughts, but these stirring creatures are out for blood…yours.  Advice…run.  Readers run to stores or grab your phone and order.  You’ll enjoy it even as it scares you.


SUMMARY:  Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on.

With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Daniel José Older is the author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc Books and the Young Adult novel SHADOWSHAPER (Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015), which was nominated for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers' Literature. His first collection of short stories, Salsa Nocturna and the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, which he co-edited, are available from Crossed Genres Publications. You can find Daniel's thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at ghoststar.net/ and @djolder on twitter and YouTube.