Blanca & Roja

Blanca & Roja

The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know. The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they?re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dan The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know. The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters...

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Title:Blanca & Roja
Author:Anna-Marie McLemore
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Blanca & Roja
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:375 pages pages

Blanca & Roja Reviews

  • Melanie
    Jan 26, 2018
    ARC provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. ?If I wanted to, I could believe it was our colors that decided Blanca would be the gentle sister, pure and obliging, and I would be the cruel one, wicked and difficult. She would be the blessed daughter, the one the ...
  • Bethany
    Sep 28, 2018
    A lyrical, stunningly beautiful book about sisterhood, family, love, and identity, this is magical realism at its best. Blanca & Roja is a modern retelling that is Snow White & Rose Red meets Swan Lake featuring two Latina sisters and a family curse that will turn one of them i...
  • Emily May
    Jan 27, 2018
    A story about two sisters, and a prince who got turned into a bear, and all the ways magic can save you but also fuck you up. This is such a beautiful, queer fairy tale. On the surface, Blanca & Roja is a mash-up retelling of Snow-White and Rose-Red and Swan Lake, but the sh...
  • Christy
    Nov 23, 2018
    I?m sure for those who love magical realism, they will love this book, it just wasn?t for me ...
  • Lisa
    Jul 03, 2018
    Lyrical, emotional and ultimately about the deepest kind of love. ...
  • Claire Legrand
    Apr 13, 2017
    One of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Not just because of the language--which is divine--but because of the characters, and how real and aching and powerful they are, and how the love between them feels like a tangible thing that you can wrap yourself up inside even as it gut...
  • Zoraida
    May 19, 2018
    Breathtaking. ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Jan 29, 2018
    CUE SCREAMING BECAUSE WE HAVE A SWAN LAKE RETELLING. AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIVERSE AND QUEER AF: https://twitter.com/LaAnnaMarie/statu... I absolutely ADORED McLemore's other books: The Weight of Feathers was whimsical and swoon-worthy, and When the Moon Was Ours was dreamy and s...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 16, 2018
    Beyond shocked to learn the cover is not in fact a rose and is actually two swans entwined ...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Jan 15, 2019
    Rated 5 Stars All hail McLemore!! How can I not with that beautiful prose and well plotted out LATINA retelling of Swan Lake and The Prince and the Bear! This is no fluffy Swan Princess from childhood ladies so buckle up! Blanca and Roja are sisters cursed to be torn apart...
  • Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
    Sep 26, 2018
    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher which does not influence my review* I?ve been enamored with Anna-Marie McLemore?s writing since her debut The Weight of Feathers. With each novel she has written, I have fallen even more in love, not with just her words but with...
  • Christie
    Dec 19, 2018
    DNF at 60% Too descriptive boring story ...
  • Ellis
    Apr 05, 2017
    "a magical realist Snow-White & Rose-Red meets Swan Lake, in which two sisters become rivals in a game that will turn the losing girl into a swan" I don't think I've ever wanted a book more. ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Dec 19, 2017
    If you ever need a story that?s guaranteed to give you all the feels, break your heart, and look good doing it, Anna-Marie McLemore?s definitely the right woman for the job. If this tells you anything about how much faith I have in her writing, I don?t even like the fairytales th...
  • Allison
    Apr 03, 2018
    I MEAN. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY? It's her 4th book and she keeps getting better, that's all you CAN say.... Achy, gorgeous, and MAGNIFICENT. ...
  • Eilonwy
    Jan 18, 2019
    Blanca and Roja del Cisne have been born into a cursed family where one daughter is always taken by swans -- literally turned into one. It?s happened to their grandmother's sister, their aunts, their cousins, and it will happen to them, too. But they aren?t two girls who are going...
  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    Jul 17, 2018
    ACTUAL RATING: 4.5 STARS ...
  • Ava
    Mar 25, 2018
    Anna-Marie is just THAT good. She's done it again. ...
  • Nick
    Sep 15, 2018
    Another intriguing read. Fantasy books are special this year. ...
  • brain cell
    Jan 15, 2019
    first of all,,,,,,,,never hav i ever wanted to murder a bunch of swans this much. ...
  • Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧
    Jan 26, 2018
    THIS COVER ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Mar 06, 2018
    One of my new favourite books of all time. The writing in this is absolutely breathtaking. The characters are lovely and heartbreaking. The relationships are nuanced and dynamic. Seriously, it was amazing! ...
  • شيماء ✨
    Sep 28, 2018
    McLemore's books always read like centuries-old fairytales that villagers with restless imagination would spin around a fire. I have a wild suspicion that she resides on a separate plane of existence and only decides to every now and then visit our realm to bless us with her presence a...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Sep 11, 2018
    TW: Physical assault, non-consensual kiss, gunshot, fatphobia, panic attack, misgendering. Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders I HAVE FINALLY READ BLANCA & ROJA and if you couldn?t tell by the all caps it did not disappoint. By Anna-Marie Mclemore fas...
  • Karima chermiti
    Nov 02, 2018
    We painted the woods that night. We gave it the colors we were and the colors we borrowed. We were opening our hands. We were giving up the stories we thought we already knew. We were becoming. I feel quite an idiot who?s trying to articulate in words a beauty that lives i...
  • Acqua
    Jan 26, 2018
    Anna-Marie McLemore never disappoints. Not only Blanca & Roja is a beautifully-written retelling of Snow White and Rose Red meets Swan Lake featuring latinx, trans and disabled protagonists. It's also a story about finding the truth about yourself amidst all the lies, and defyin...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 17, 2017
    I?m crying !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! review to come ...
  • Hamad
    Oct 08, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?The strong devour the weak, even when the weak are your own. It?s how any family gets stronger? ? Let me just point again the fact that the cover of this book has not only 1 swan but 2 swan...
  • Faith Simon
    Jan 02, 2019
    4 1/2 stars. I loved this book so much, I can't even describe just how much. This book pulled every emotion deep inside me out through my eyes and lungs, every breath I took was so heavy reading this, my eyes were constantly trying to cry. This book made me so damn emotional. I'm pro...
  • may ➹
    Jan 26, 2018
    I didn?t think it was possible but now I really hate swans // buddy read with fic trash and asmr queen ...