Published on September 22nd, 2013 | by Apuntes LJ


The Witch Narratives Reincarnation

A Novel by Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Reviewed by Cindy Herrera

About the Author, Belinda Vasquez Garcia
Belinda Vasquez Garcia photo Belinda Vasquez Garcia was born in the Los Angeles area. Her family was poor. Her mother had an 8th grade education and her father was a high school dropout. At twelve years of age, her father deserted her family. Belinda’s mother died when she was 16. Belinda worked her way through college, earning a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico. She worked as a Software Engineer and Web Developer. She is a 2013 Latino Book Awards Winner and was a 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Winner.
About the Reviewer, Cindy Herrera
 Cindy Cindy Herrera is a book reviewer for Goodreads.


“You are like the wind, blowing hot and cold. One day you are my friend and accept my fruit. The next day, you twist a knife in my heart.”

“I fear nothing . Neither you nor any of your kind can hurt me. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but humanity will never break me.”

This was one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. Maybe ever! It deals with dark issues such as: death, molestation, and incest. But more importantly, it deals with friendship, loyalty, and the depth of love.

 It all starts with La Llorona arriving at Marcelina’s house. If you’re not scared yet, you clearly have no idea who La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) is.

La Llorona1That’s her. Only she’s a million times scarier. She makes Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees look like Justin Bieber. Well, at least to us Hispanics.

The story mainly revolves around two girls. Marcelina Rodriguez and Salia Esperanza.They are both growing up in Madrid, New Mexico, during the 1900s. We get to watch them, and everyone around them, grow. Those two go from troubled 11-year-olds to even more troubled women in their 20’s. They become friends even though they are completely different.

Marcelina lives with her parents and her younger brother, Diego. At a young age, she lost someone close to her and things just keep getting worse from there. Marcelina wishes to someday be married and have children. She’s pretty normal.

Salia never even had a chance at being normal. She lives with her mother, Felicita Esperanza and her Grandmother. Everyone believes them to be witches. And as if that’s not bad enough, she is a coyote, meaning half-breed. She’s half-Spanish and half-Indian. Her mother controls everything she does. Salia says she never wants to be married or have children. She will never let anyone else think they own her. “I shall never belong to any boy. My heart is my own, and no man will ever own it.”

If only they knew all the evil that would befall them when they grew older.

We watch as they become friends over the years, then, slowly but surely, watch them grow apart.

It was heartbreaking to see that. They both had very traumatizing childhoods and needed each other but the evil that lived in Madrid wouldn’t stop trying to separate them.

Well, I have come to the conclusion that I love anything that has to do with witches. I’ve read and seen plenty of shows about witches and have loved them all deeply. Every single one of them. Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Secret Circle, even Supernatural has witches. I have yet to be disappointed by one. Books about witches can do absolutely no wrong in my eyes. Man, I wish I were a witch.

Nothing I say can do this book justice. Everyone has to read this. It is obvious the author did a lot of research. The least people can do is take the time to read this. It doesn’t disappoint. I’m glad I read this. It was so, so good. I love it.

I will now try to force everyone I know to read this book. I will be jamming this down their throats like there’s no tomorrow!

Highly recommended.

This book is way too good to pass up.





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