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March is here and that means it is time for a new Book Club announcement! If you haven’t already joined us over at The Booknerd Cafe, then you should absolutely do it this month because the book is Ah-mazing! You can read more about the cafe here! It is a super fun place full of the best kind of book-nerds! Our book clubs are super chill…low pressure…no assigned pages. We just read the book and then do a Live discussion at the end of the month! OK, enough about that! On to our March Book!
The Lost Dreamer
Can we all just pause for a moment and feast our eyeballs on this gorgeous cover. Ok. We can proceed. It is absolutely stunning, isn’t it? Now I am not one to judge a book by its cover…that is a straight up lie…I am. I am one to BUY a book based on a gorgeous cover. But, this book also promises to be an amazing read! The Lost Dreamer is a brand new Young Adult release…it just arrived March 1st! Let’s see what it’s all about.
Indir is a Dreamer, descended from a long line of seers; able to see beyond reality, she carries the rare gift of Dreaming truth. But when the beloved king dies, his son has no respect for this time-honored tradition. King Alcan wants an opportunity to bring the Dreamers to a permanent end―an opportunity Indir will give him if he discovers the two secrets she is struggling to keep. As violent change shakes Indir’s world to its core, she is forced to make an impossible choice: fight for her home or fight to survive.
Saya is a seer, but not a Dreamer―she has never been formally trained. Her mother exploits her daughter’s gift, passing it off as her own as they travel from village to village, never staying in one place too long. Almost as if they’re running from something. Almost as if they’re being hunted. When Saya loses the necklace she’s worn since birth, she discovers that seeing isn’t her only gift―and begins to suspect that everything she knows about her life has been a carefully-constructed lie. As she comes to distrust the only family she’s ever known, Saya will do what she’s never done before, go where she’s never been, and risk it all in the search of answers.
With a detailed, supernaturally-charged setting and topical themes of patriarchal power and female strength, Lizz Huerta’s The Lost Dreamer brings an ancient world to life, mirroring the challenges of our modern one.
Why We Chose This Book
The decision process for choosing a book is almost comical. Picture a group chat where we constantly bombard each other with amazing books at all hours of the day and night. That is exactly what happens each month. This month our list was long. There have been so many newly released books since the 1st of the year that it is almost overwhelming. We want to read ALL. THE. BOOKS.
This month we had it narrowed down to a few. I was scrolling through my “Most Anticipated 2022” book-list on Amazon (this might be my favorite hobby) when this caught my eye again. I had originally dismissed it because it was JUST releasing March 1st and we usually like to have something that our members are able to easily access at the library and I didn’t think this would be one they could grab. But, I shared it with the other members of the Cafe team and we all agreed that this had to be the one.
So naturally we were immediately drawn in to the cover. But the description…oh man…so good. There aren’t a whole lot of YA books that are inspired by Mesoamerica. That right there was super intriguing. Next, it is a book full of magic, fantasy, dreamers, and seers. These are all hugely popular among our group members! It just had to happen. Lastly, I love sharing debut books. This is author Lizz Huerta’s debut YA book and I just knew we had to read it!
So, if you are reading this…please come and join us! We have a group on Facebook and a companion page on Instagram where we share all kinds of bookish goodies. Both Arlene and I review all different kinds of books and often times our cafe members get first peeks at some awesome new titles! So if you love books and reading and geeking out over books and reading…come and say hi!