Blog Tour: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (Review)

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40877706._SY475_.jpgTitle: Woven in Moonlight
Author: Isabel Ibañez
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020

Thanks to the publisher for the free copy! (I received a copy for reviewing. All opinions are my own.)

I am also on the bookstagram tour and will have a post up today.

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A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

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.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.” (Goodreads)

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pVY-fwBg.jpgIsabel 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.

reviewheaderWhen I saw the cover of this book I knew I needed to read it. The colors are beautiful and then you read the synopsis and it pulls you in. I was so excited to dive in and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint.

Ximena is living a double life to her people and even her enemies. She can be brash and doesn’t always think about the consequences of her actions. One of the things I love about her character was how much growth she had. She learned to make friends with her enemies and I loved seeing those friendship unfolds.

There are other characters that also caught my attention, like the masked figure El Lobo. He was so suave and wanted to help everyone. He reminded me of Zorro. I also thought I had him figured out but I was not expecting who it actually was!

When it came to Catalina and Atoc, they had a lot more in common than they thought. At times I felt sad for both parties and I understood why Ximena had such difficulties with making choices.

Now, one of the cool things that was included in this book was the magic. There were new abilites I hadn’t read about before like magical weaving and reading of stars. They were fun concepts and I loved how Ximena used her weaving to not only create beautiful tapestries but to also help in her missions.

The plot is thrilling, heartbreaking, and definitely engaging. I read it in one sitting. I enjoyed seeing how everything came together and really hoping it would all work out for the best. The ending was pretty open ended so I hope that there will be another chance to dive back into this world.

As for the romance, it is slow and perfect. That’s all I’m going to say.

Overall, I enjoyed this beautiful book and can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next!

giveaway

Win a finished copy of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez! (US/CAN Only)

Starts January 20th, 2020 and ends February 3rd, 2020.

Click here to enter giveaway!

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14 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (Review)

  1. YES YES YES. I was literally just thinking about this book and then saw your review… the fact you really enjoyed it has me ecstatic! I seriously cannot wait to give this one a try. Bolivian culture woven right in to the story? What more could you want!

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    1. This book does such a good job of intertwining Bolivian culture with a magical world! I really hope you enjoy it too!

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