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A Tall Dark Trouble

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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
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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.
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Thank you NetGalley and Zando for providing me an ARC in exchange of an honest review. 

I really liked the concept of the twin witches. I think it works really well, but unfortunately I didn’t vibe with the story. It was hard for me to get really into it. 

The two main characters were just lacking any sort of likeable traits. Supporting characters were forgettable in my opinion.
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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.
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Twins Ofelia and Delfi Sanchez know very little about the magic they carry in their blood. They also don't understand why they are cursed. The Sanchez women will not be able to maintain a romantic relationship. But the curse is now taking a backseat to the premonitions the girls are having of a murder victim. Back in 1980 Cuba, Anita knows her mother is the leader of the powerful coven and is terrified that her fate is also tied to the coven. There is no way for Anita to escape the grasp of the coven, and yet, that is her only desire. How Anita is connected to the murder victims of the twins' premonitions is a truth the twins don't find out until it is nearly to late. A powerful story of family, connections, and curses.
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Review in progress and to come.

I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review
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Two twin witches share visions of a woman who later turns up dead. They decide it’s time to finally learn what their powers can really do … but that means ignoring their mother’s warnings. Meanwhile, in the past, a girl who seems likely to be one of their ancestors is also reckoning with her powers and the corrupt government that wants to wield her to its own ends. 

DNF @ 18%

I tried, but I just couldn’t get into it! Not only does the concept fail to stand out among the other witchy YA titles that have come out in the past year or so, but the execution is also blah. I felt no attachment to any of the characters I probably should’ve. Like, the twins are literally clutching their chests over Idaly and I’m over here wondering why I’m supposed to care about her when she has no agency, no wants, and no sense of what she cares about. Like, Ofelia is swooning over Ethan and I’m over here wondering what he looks like and when his personality is supposed to kick in.

The cover will catch eyes, and I’m still happy to recommend it to teens who ask for witches or Latinx fantasy. But my honest opinion is that this book is forgettable. I wish the inside was as good as the cover!
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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
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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.”
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I don't have much things to say about this one, other than I liked it. 

It contained a few elements that I didn't like but overall it was enjoyable. 

I like the two main characters and the connection they have as sisters but at times I had to reread passages so I could just remember the person & the POV. 

The supporting characters were okay, I didn't like anyone in particular and no one stood out to me. 

The writing on the other hand, was phenomenal. The prose, the lyricism, it was addictive to read. 

Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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