Lobizona, Romina Garber

I grabbed this paperback at the bookstore the other day and started it almost as soon as I got home. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a paranormal, fantasy-shifter book that I haven’t wanted to put down. As the world carried on around me, I immersed myself in Manu’s life. I grew to dig her character despite the slow awareness she had in realizing what she is. As Garber immersed the reader in lore, Manu’s circle was growing bigger. It’s a circle I would love to be a part of.

For someone raised so incredibly cut off from the world, Manu is highly adaptable. Her mother was burying huge secrets about who Manu really is, and Manu, for the most part, takes it all in stride. The world is incredibly vivid, immersing the reader in everything Manu is seeing. Lobizona is an addicting book and the start to what promises to be an exciting series. I cannot wait to start Cazadora.

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Lobizona is available on Amazon for $2.99.

About the Book:

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past—a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.


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