Today I’m back with my tour stop for How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland. This book tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Today I’m going to tell you about this book and five reasons why I think you should read this book. Keep on reading to find out more!
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliand
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing Date: August 10, 2021
The Hating Game meets I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter in this irresistible romance starring a Mexican American teen who discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she spends her summer on a road trip across the country.
When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate as the ugly, unwanted sister hidden in the background, destined to be nothing more than her sister’s camerawoman. But this summer, Moon also takes a job as the “merch girl” on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible.
Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen.
Moon is certain she hates Santiago and that he hates her back. But as chance and destiny (and maybe, probably, close proximity) bring the two of them in each other’s perpetual paths, Moon starts to wonder if that’s really true. She even starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was.
Could this summer change Moon’s life as she knows it?
Five Reasons to Read How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe
- Moon is herself and doesn’t apologize for it. There are so many reasons for Moon to not be who she is or try and change herself. But Moon is who she is and I loved that. She goes through a journey of believing in herself and doing what she loves, but Moon definitely is an amazing character.
- It hits you in all the feels. The first thing I said to friends when reading this book was that I disliked her sister and mother. At times it was so hard to read, because my heart broke for Moon. No one should be treated like that. Thankfully she had people who believe in her.
- The perfect combination of funny, lighthearted, and serious. So yes, this book deals with a lot of heavier subjects, but it’s well balanced. There were also a lot of moments that made me laugh or left me smiling.
- Santiago – and that’s all I’m going to say. I wasn’t sure what to think of Santiago at first, but I called him a grumpy teddy bear. And that’s what he ended up being. I loved the banter between him and Moon.
- The writing sucks you into the story and doesn’t let you go. From the first page I was hooked and the author’s writing had me hooked. She has an amazing way with words. Between glimpses of the past, inner dialogue and even the chapter titles really made this story complete.
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About the Author
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican American poet, novelist and painter. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2017. She’s most inspired by fog and seeds and the lineages of all things. When not writing, Raquel tells stories to her plants and they tell her stories back. She lives in Tennessee with her beloved family and mountains.
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe is definitely going to end up on my list of favorite books of 2021. My full review will be going up next week, so if you want to read all of my thoughts, keep an eye out!