A Tall Dark Trouble

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 29 Aug 2023 | Archive Date Not set
Zando Projects, Zando Young Readers

Talking about this book? Use #ATallDarkTrouble #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


The Sanchez women aren’t just unlucky in love—they’re cursed. Twins Delfi and Lela are haunted by a malevolent magic that’s followed their family from Cuba to Miami, poisoning any chance at romantic love. It’s no wonder their mother forbids them from magic.

When Lela and Delfi receive premonitions of a mysterious killer targeting witches, however, the sisters must embrace their emerging powers to save innocent lives. Teaming up with their best friend Ethan and brooding detective-in-training Andres, Delfi and Lela set out to catch a murderer on a dangerous hunt that will bring them face to face with the dark secrets of their family’s past.

Meanwhile, in 1980s Cuba, Anita de Armas whispers to the spirits for mercy—not for herself, but for the victims of her mother’s cult. She’s desperate to rid herself of her power, which manifests as inky shadows and an ability to speak to the dead, especially as political tensions rise and Anita’s cult initiation draws near.

Lela, Delfi, and Anita’s stories intertwine in a thrilling fantasy that spans oceans and generations as each woman steps into her power, refusing to be subdued by any person or curse.

The Sanchez women aren’t just unlucky in love—they’re cursed. Twins Delfi and Lela are haunted by a malevolent magic that’s followed their family from Cuba to Miami, poisoning any chance at romantic...

Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781638930129
PRICE $19.99 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 10 members

Featured Reviews

the cover was beautifully done and I was mesmerized from that cover. It had what I was hoping for from the description and I loved the idea of the curse of the twins. Vanessa Montalban has a great writing style that I was looking for in a good book. It worked well in the fantasy genre and I enjoyed what I read.

"We stand firm in unyielding silence until Sam sighs in surrender. “Okay so, don’t go around saying this stuff, my dad could get into some serious trouble.” We lean in. “But once in a while, he’ll take in undocumented workers for a job or two to help them out. That’s how he started out, too, you know? We just had a crew clean out our refrigeration units. The guy you’re looking for might’ve been part of their team, but that crew isn’t here anymore.”

Was this review helpful?

This wad absolutely perfect. I simply adored this book and it had me completely enchanted with the story.
I just reviewed A Tall Dark Trouble by Vanessa Montalban. #ATallDarkTrouble #NetGalley
[NetGalley URL]

Was this review helpful?

I haven’t read a fantasy YA in a long time and this was a great one to break that streak. The multiple timeslines/POVs kept me gripped.

Was this review helpful?

I really enjoyed this story. I love the multiple POVs and alternating timelines, it really kept me wanting more. As a parent took twins I always have a soft spot for twin MCs, I enjoyed seeing how different their personalities were. The whole plot was interesting with navigating the mystery, supernatural, and suspense. I would 100% recommend this book.

Was this review helpful?

this was a really good! I liked the characters, and they were super well-developed. the plot was super cool and fun to read, and the writing was also smooth and easy to understand
highly recommend

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: