Fifteen-year-old Lupe Hernandez wishes she was blond, white, and popular. She dismissesthe legend her Mexican grandmother tells about a treasured family heirloom-a pair of rubyearrings-as a silly fairytale, despite recurring nightmares. But when the earrings thrust her intothe parallel world of Ixtumea, she must confront the very thing she shuns-her cultural heritage.Lupe’s journey takes her through a dense Mayan jungle to the damp underground kingdomof Malvado, where a rebel leader plots to keep her from fulfilling her destiny. She is guided by ahot warrior protector named Teancum, who tells her about a prophecy of a long-awaited youngprophetess. She trains with the Spider Goddess, who teaches her the sacred knots that bind bothworlds together. And she meets her long-lost mother, Concha-who is now a dangerous enemy.Life as Lupe knows it will never be the same!
There used to be one – Roma Nova – now there are two. Mélisende’s world is a rather young, freshly