Sunday, August 16, 2009

MC Spotlight #16: Rogelia's House of Magic by Jamie Martinez Wood

It is YA Fresh MC Spotlight #16....

Rogelia's House of Magic


In Rogelia's House of Magic, three different fourteen-year-old girls find friendship and special powers as they are trained in the ways of the curandera by a wise old woman.

When Rogelia becomes a maid at Marina Peralta’s home, it’s obvious to Marina and her friend Fern that they have a real mystic on their hands. Soon Rogelia agrees to teach the girls the magic of their ancestors, much like she taught her granddaughters, Xochitl and Graciela. Even though Marina and Fern are thrilled to have this chance to understand and use their powers, Xochitl isn’t happy about sharing such a sacred thing with anyone but her sister, who perished in a car accident. Besides, magic has let Xochitl down before—why wouldn’t it now?

But as the girls will eventually discover, at Rogelia’s House of Magic, anything is possible.

Check out an excerpt here.

Jamie Martinez Wood is the author of The Teen Spell Book: Magick for Young Witches, The Enchanted Diary: A Teen’s Guide to Magick and Life, The Wiccan Cookbook, and The Wiccan Herbal. She lives in California with her husband and children. You can visit her at www.jamiewood.com.

2 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

This looks really clever. Thanks for sharing.

Paradox said...

I have this book and I can't wait to read it when I get a chance! There are so few fantasy books with Latina protagonists, so each one is a gem!