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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y IBA (Text) 33500013195318 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya IBA (Text) 35500006262628 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1624148018
  • ISBN: 9781624148019
  • Physical Description: 375 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Seize the night"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
"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 to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc's no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place."--Jacket flap.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    The Illustrian Condesa, Catalina, is hidden along with her people after being ousted by the usurper Atoc and the Llacsans. In a revenge effort, Catalina sends her decoy, Ximena, to the castle as a spy when he proposes a unifying marriage. Ximena hasn't had her own life since she was little, and now, when she needs to relax, she weaves beautiful tapestries with thread she makes from moonbeams, a skill taught to her by a Llacsan nanny. She learns while captive in the castle that if she uses colorful Llacsan wool, she can make her woven animal creations come to life. What else can happen if Illustrians and Llacsans were to band together instead of being sworn enemies? Inspired by Inca and Bolivian history, Ibañez highlights how hatred and prejudice leads everyone down the wrong road. Certain Llacsans, who Ximena had sworn to hate, begin to challenge her ideas, and readers, too, will note there's always another side to every story. With sword fights, damsels, vigilantes, magic, and betrayal, this thoughtful novel should have broad appeal. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Isabel Ibañez was born in Boca Raton, Florida and is the proud daughter of two Bolivian immigrants. A true word nerd, she received her degree in creative writing and has been a Pitch Wars mentor for three years. Isabel is an avid movie goer and loves hosting family and friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in Winter Park, Florida with her husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books. Say hi on social media at @IsabelWriter09.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Royal houses > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.

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