“Reclaim the Stars” Review

The cover has a black background with red and pink flowers along the left and right boarder with green leaves and stems. At the bottom is a mermaid with brown skin and black hair and a goat. Full Title: “Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space”
Edited by Zoraida Córdova
Published by Wednesday Books, February 2022
417 pages
Completed July 8, 2023

From stories that take you to the stars, to stories that span into other times and realms, to stories set in the magical now, Reclaim the Stars takes the Latin American diaspora to places fantastical and out of this world.

Follow princesses warring in space, haunting ghost stories in Argentina, mermaids off the coast of the Caribbean, swamps that whisper secrets, and many more realms explored and unexplored; this stunning collection of seventeen short stories breaks borders and realms to prove that stories are truly universal.

Reclaim the Stars features both bestselling and acclaimed authors as well as two new voices in the genres: Vita Ayala, David Bowles, J.C. Cervantes, Zoraida Córdova, Sara Faring, Romina Garber, Isabel Ibañez, Anna-Marie McLemore, Yamile Saied Méndez, Nina Moreno, Circe Moskowitz, Maya Motayne, Linda Raquel Nieves Pérez, Daniel José Older, Claribel A. Ortega, Mark Oshiro and Lilliam Rivera.

Another great collection of short stories to read! The stories were great and I enjoyed all of them. There’s a bit of science fiction, and then more fantasy and magical realism – all good stuff. I did feel like a couple of the stories ended to abruptly and would have been better as longer stories but the rest felt complete as they were. Going to spend some time looking into the various authors and seeing what else they’ve written.