Hello Gemmies! I have a brand new cover reveal for you today. Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera is a fresh new retelling of the classic Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice. Rivera's version is set in The Bronx and features contemporary Afro-Latinx characters. Being an Afro Latina from The Bronx, I screamed when I read the synopsis!!
Synopsis of Never Look Back from Goodreads:
Eury comes to the Bronx as a girl haunted. Haunted by losing everything in Hurricane Maria--and by an evil spirit, Ato. She fully expects the tragedy that befell her and her family in Puerto Rico to catch up with her in New York. Yet, for a time, she can almost set this fear aside, because there's this boy . . .
Pheus is a golden-voiced, bachata-singing charmer, ready to spend the summer on the beach with his friends, serenading his on-again, off-again flame. That changes when he meets Eury. All he wants is to put a smile on her face and fight off her demons. But some dangers are too powerful for even the strongest love, and as the world threatens to tear them apart, Eury and Pheus must fight for each other and their lives.
Published by Bloomsbury, YA, Never Look Back is set to release September 1st. I'm so looking forward to reading this original take on a classic Greek myth. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!