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Flirting with fate

by Cervantes, Jennifer,

Format: Print Book 2022
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"I dare anyone to read this book without a ginormous grin on their faces. Warmth, humor and enchantments burst off the page, and the colorful characters of the Granados family crackle to life with Cervantes's signature wit, aching empathy and enviable flair for whimsy." -- Roshani Chokshi, NYT bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves trilogy.

Jane the Virgin meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in New York Times bestselling author J.C. Cervantes's charming, romantic YA debut.

Ava Granados will never forgive herself for being late to her beloved nana's deathbed. But due to a flash flood that left Ava in a fender bender with a mysterious boy, she missed her grandmother's mystical blessing--one that has been passed between the women of her family upon death for generations.

Then Nana's ghost appears with a challenge from beyond the grave. As it turns out, Nana did give Ava a blessing, but it missed its target, landing with the boy from the night of the storm instead. Was it fate? Ava refuses to believe so. With the help of her sisters and Nana's rather bumbling spiritual guide, she's determined to reclaim her share of the family magic and set Nana free.

For guarded Ava, befriending some random boy is the last thing she wants to do. She's gotten along just fine protecting her heart--keeping people at a distance is a great way to ensure no one ever hurts you. But as Ava embarks on her mission to retrieve the lost blessing, she starts to wonder if getting close to thunderstorm boy is worth the risk.

In her swoony, heartwarming young adult debut, New York Times bestselling author J.C. Cervantes weaves an unforgettable tale about family, fate, and finding love where you least expect it.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's traditional in Ava's family for each female member to inherit a blessing from another who is on her deathbed. When Ava's grandmother is about to pass, Ava doesn't make it in time to receive her blessing. In an unexpected twist of fate, however, the introverted teen learns that her grandmother cannot move on from being a wandering ghost unless Ava retrieves the blessing from Orion, the cute boy who accidentally inherited it. Although the story is told in third person, Ava's perspective is the focus, so the various mysteries of the different characters and developing predicament of extracting a blessing from a virtual stranger remain intact. Lots of characters and subplots, especially those concerning Ava's family dynamics (absent mother; hardworking, self-made father; affectionate and caring sisters), enliven the overall story. Ava's goal of helping her grandmother by retrieving her blessing with the help of a saint is complicated by the guilt she feels about lying to Orion about her motives. A stirring romance where the magic is rooted in the relationships among the characters."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Cervantes's (the Storm Runner series) heartening romantic comedy with a speculative twist, a 17-year-old journalism intern of Mexican heritage must befriend a handsome stranger to reclaim a family blessing, or risk cutting off her kin from otherworldly gifts forever. While "stubborn, quick-witted" rising high school senior Ava Granados "thinks very little" of fate, she does believe in benedición: a magical deathbed blessing that women of the Granados family can bestow upon their female descendants. After a storm and minor car accident delay her en route to see her dying grandmother, Margarita, Ava arrives with just enough time to say goodbye--and learn that it's too late to receive her blessing. But when the ghost of Margarita Granados returns with a saint in tow, Ava learns that all might not be lost if she can find the guy who received her blessing, instead. With playful banter ("I truly despise being a ghost, mija, and do not recommend it"), well-drawn intergenerational familial relationships, and a delightfully atmospheric meet-cute, Cervantes's romantic tale will charm readers in search of a little magic--and a touch of outside narration à la Jane the Virgin. Ages 12--up. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2022
Audience Ages 12 and up.
Language English
Description 372 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780593404454
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