It’s called El Toque de la Luna—The Touch of the Moon. At least that’s how nineteen-year-old Gabby’s older sister, Esperanza, refers to the magical powers she inherited from their Mayan ancestors. Esperanza says women with El Toque weave magic into their knitting, creating tapestries capable of saving—or devastating—the world. Gabby thinks Esperanza is more like touched in the head—until a man dressed like a candy corn arrives at their Seattle home on Halloween. But “Mr. C” is far from sweet…
Soon, Gabby and her almost-more-than-friend, Frank, find themselves spirited away to a demon ball, complete with shape shifters—and on a mission to destroy Esperanza’s tapestries before they cause an apocalyptic disaster…And before it’s too late to confess their true feelings for each other.
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The author stitched a very intriguing unusual tale with the premise of knitting evil into a tapestry. One immediately became enthralled with the story because of the antics of Mr. Candy Corn, Flame Boy, Xta, Tory, and Senor Caquix. Hopefully the author is knitting a sequel with the same memorable characters.
Blood Stitches is an intriguing story of magic and myth. I loved the way the author found bits of Mayan mythology and wove it into the story. I really liked Frank, the “sort of” love interest and would have liked more of his feelings and thoughts in the book. Gabby spends a lot of time in her head, which is typical of women her age. It’s a strange journey for two young people discovering the world and their feelings. It pushes the limits of reality, but in a good way. I think the NA crowd would enjoy Blood Stitches even more.