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. ...
  • ALEXA
    Sep 12, 2018
    I have really enjoyed all the things Anna-Marie has written, but this one really tugged on my heart because of the fairytale elements and the sister relationship. Beautiful writing, as always. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Aug 22, 2018
    *4.5 stars* I mean, it?s Anna-Marie, so I expected it to be good, but this was EXCELLENT. Review TK! ...
  • Holly
    Jun 10, 2018
    *Physical ARC kindly provided by Macmillan. I?ve been sitting on writing this review since, well, literally after I finished the book. I always seem to do this when it comes to Anna-Marie McLemore books, because it?s just. Whatever I write will never fully express just how much ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • The Bookavid
    Apr 10, 2017
    makes me really happy to see this. i love her writing and i'm delighted to see that we've got a lot more of it coming soon <3 (i hope its gay dear god pls let this be gay) ...
  • Nick
    Sep 15, 2018
    Another intriguing read. Fantasy books are special this year. ...
  • 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! ...
  • Giulia
    Oct 14, 2018
    "We would be a fairy tale whispered in spring or a ghost story told in the early dark of October. They would forget that we were not two sisters in a fable but real girls, with real hearts that lay broken in our chests." TW: fat shaming, bullying, abuse, violence, racism, transphobi...
  • 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
    No coherent words are coming out of me right now. Full review to come! ...
  • 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...
  • Lauren
    Oct 23, 2018
    A lyrical and highly original retelling of Snow White and Rose Red. The ending was fantastic and made me up it to a solid 4 stars as I found that the middle dragged in a few places. Full RTC ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 17, 2017
    OH YES I LOVE THIS COVER this thread by Anna-Marie about this book was too good. I am shook. remember when my pre-review of this was "retelling of Snow White by a popular author oh yes" remember back before Anna-Marie McLemore ruined my life ?Arc received from the publisher ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...