Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a story about three generations of women and a family curse, two generations lost their love to the sea and the third, Rosa Santos, with dreams of visiting Cuba, finds herself falling for a boy with a boat. It’s about family, love and forgiving a past that stretched across generations. It’s about finding yourself even if it feels like you’re forever lost at sea.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, I had heard about this book but just the synopsis back when it released and it was somewhere lingering on my imaginary TBR until I saw my cousin reading it and she gave it five stars. I decided to pick it up from the library and here we are.
I really loved the story, it held this feeling of magic and familiarity, being wrapped up in signs from the universe and charting your own path. It was fun to live in Rosa’s world, to glimpse her childhood growing up with such strong women.
There was an element of magical realism that fit the tone of the book perfectly, usually I’m a weirdo and a bit of a skeptic with magical realism, but it really worked.
This is surprisingly Nina Moreno’s first book, if Goodreads is correct. I’m honestly shocked and can’t wait to read her next. I’m glad I picked this up.