Can’t Wait Wednesday: Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss books we’re excited about.


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Genre: YA, Science Fiction | Release Date: August 11th 2020 | Publisher: Simon Pulse

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life.

It’s been three years since ICE raids and phone calls from Mexico and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran. Three years since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia wants to move on, but it’s hard in her tiny Arizona town where people refer to her mom’s deportation as “an unfortunate incident.”

Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home.

Then one night, under a million stars, Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia’s car…and it’s carrying her mom, who’s very much alive.

As Sia races to save her mom from armed-quite-possibly-alien soldiers, she uncovers secrets as profound as they are dangerous in this stunning and inventive exploration of first love, family, immigration, and our vast, limitless universe.

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DID SOMEONE SAY ALIENS? Because aliens are the jammmmmmm. Gimme all of them??? I love how this is one is more of a sci-fi contemporary combo, since science fiction can sometimes be too much for this girl. I feel like this is going to make some super interesting social commentary as well, and I’m so here for it. I can’t wait to dive into this one and also, can I say perfect buddy read with my girl Rendz?



Anna definitely knows what it’s like to be on the search for a family member, so she will definitely enjoy this one as well.


What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? 


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5 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

  1. That cover is so so beautiful 😮. It also sounds like it’s going to be such an impactful story! Thanks for sharing this 🙂.


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