Hello Gemmies! I have a brand new cover reveal for you today. We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera is a fresh new YA novel that explores the social and racial ramifications of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens. Lilliam does an amazing job of capturing the Latinx experience mixed with a touch of fantasy. I loved Never Look Back and am really looking forward to reading We Light Up The Sky. And how gorgeous is this cover?!?! Just take my money already!
Synopsis of We Light Up The Sky:
Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they run in separate spheres. Pedro is often told that he's "too much" and seeks refuge from his home life in a local drag bar. Luna is pretending to go along with the popular crowd but is still grieving the unexpected passing of her beloved cousin Tasha. Then there's Rafa, the quiet new kid who is hiding the fact that his family is homeless.
But Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find themselves thrown together when an extraterrestrial visitor lands in their city and takes the form of Luna's cousin Tasha. As the Visitor causes destruction wherever it goes, the three teens struggle to survive and warn others of what's coming--because this Visitor is only the first of many. But who is their true enemy--this alien, or their fellow humans? Can Pedro, Luna, and Rafa find a way to save a world that has repeatedly proven it doesn't want to save them?
Published by Bloomsbury, YA, We Light Up The Sky is set to release October 5, 2021, and is available for preorder from all major booksellers. I'm so looking forward to reading this gem. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!