Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giveaway: Summer of the Mariposas

A couple weeks ago I got a surprise package from Tu Books which is an imprint Lee and Low Books! One of the goodies inside was Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Since the genre (it's a sort of mythological retelling/fantasy from what I can tell) isn't really something I'm interested in I thought I would give it away so that one of my lovely readers could enjoy it!

Odilia and her four sisters rival the mythical Odysseus in cleverness and courage as they embark on a hero's journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico. But returning home to Texas turns into a unique odyssey all their own.

With the supernatural aid of the ghostly Llorona via a magical earring, Odilia and her little sisters journey along a road of tribulation to their long-lost-grandmother's house. Along the way, they must outsmart a witch and her Evil Trinity: a wily warlock, a coven of vicious half-human barn owls, and a bloodthirsty livestock-hunting chupacabras. Can these fantastic trials prepare Odilia and her sisters for what happens when they face their final test, returning home to the real world, where goddesses and ghosts can no longer help them?

Summer of the Mariposas is not just a magical Mexican American Retelling of The Odyssey, it is a celebration of sisterhood and maternal love.
A Mexican American retelling of The Odyssey? Sounds pretty cool to me! If you're interested in winning an ARC copy just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

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Julia :)


  1. I actually don't have a favorite mythological re-telling because, truth be told, I don't like mythology. (My dark, dirty literature teacher secret)

  2. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini!

  3. Favorite mythological retelling? Too many! My favorite retelling of The Odyssey, though, is easier, so I'll do that: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Feminism ftw!

  4. I recently read and reviwed Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett. Great book!


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