Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Daughter of the Boricua by Olivia Castillo. Thank you to Digital Reads PR for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my review!
The clouds above were dark and ominous. Moctezuma lay there bleeding, tears rolling down his swollen, bloodstained face. He thought of his firstborn, Isabella, at the mercy of the murderer of his people, Hernán Cortés, and it made him tremble with anger and loss. In a last act of defiance, Moctezuma murmured his revenge:
”Oh powerful god, I ask you to avenge my people. I ask that the next daughter of Hernán Cortés and her seed be cursed.”
With that he closed his eyes and destiny was set in the stars above him.
Daughter of the Boricua continues the saga of the award winning book, Song of the Boricua, and follows the story of Puerto Rico, told through the lives of three generations of women.
Liani; a Taino torn between her loyalty to her people, and her love for a Spanish officer.
Isabella; direct descendent of Aztec princess Isabella Moctezuma, cursed as her grandmother was.
Josephine; daughter of Isabella, afraid to love, but finding herself caught between love or career.
Are they cursed? Will they succeed or will their lives converge and end with the storm of the century?
Daughter of the Boricua by Olivia Castillo is a beautiful combination of historic fiction and fantasy that takes us through three generations of women bound together by a curse. What a unique plot!
I love Olivia Castillo’s writing style. She drew me in immediately with the tragic opening scene and kept me captivated until the end. The descriptive writing helped me feel like I was part of the story and I was emotionally invested the entire time.
Liani, Isabella, and Josephine are fantastic characters. I found relatability in each character and as with her talent of descriptive writing, Olivia Castillo creates fantastic characters.
Overall, Daughter of the Boricua was a great read. I am looking forward to reading more from Olivia Castillo. I recommend checking this out!
Thank you to Digital Reads PR for the review copy and spot on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Olivia Castillo is a New York native. After going to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she went on to study graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Along with being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of three children, and grandmother of two. When not writing or spending time with her family, she travels the world and paints.
Song of the Boricua is her first novel in her trilogy series called Songs of the Boricua. Daughter of the Boricua is her second book.
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