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The Wicked Bargain
The Wicked Bargain | Gabe Cole Novoa
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El Diablo is in the details in this Latinx pirate fantasy starring a transmasculine nonbinary teen with a mission of revenge, redemption, and revolution. On Mar Len-de la Rosa's 16th birthday, el Diablo comes calling. Mar is a transmasculine nonbinary teen pirate hiding a magical ability to manipulate fire and ice. But their magic isn't enough to reverse a wicked bargain made by their father and now el Diablo has come to collect his payment: the soul of Mar's father and the entire crew of their ship. When Mar is miraculously rescued by the sole remaining pirate crew in the Caribbean, el Diablo returns to give them a choice: give up your soul to save your father by the Harvest Moon or never see him again. The task is impossible--Mar refuses to make a bargain and there's no way their magic is any match for el Diablo. Then, Mar finds the most unlikely allies: Bas, an infuriatingly arrogant and handsome pirate -- and the captain's son; and Dami, a genderfluid demonio whose motives are never quite clear. For the first time in their life, Mar may have the courage to use their magic. It could be their only redemption -- or it could mean certain death.
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Zoe-h
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Man, you know a book‘s good when you look up and realize you don‘t know how much time has passed. This book was incredible. It‘s by far the best book I‘ve read this year, no doubt. I‘m always down for a queer pirate book, especially one that features a transmasc pirate with magic and a plot to kill le Diablo. This book was so good! 5🌟🏳️‍⚧️

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K.Wielechowski
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Mar finds out their father made a deal with El Diablo minutes before the demon sinks their pirate ship taking the crew with it.
Mar is the only survivor when they‘re rescued by another pirate ship who accepts them into the crew.
Mar partners with the captain‘s son, Bas, and a demon, Dami, to try to bring their father back.
Audio book is read by Vico Ortiz, highly recommended.

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coffees
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NGL, this is probably going to be one of my favorites of the year! Another #trans story about a latine pirate who tries to save their father after El Diablo comes to take its end of a bargain. A beautiful story about family ties, found family, being ourselves, and romance. Oh god the romance was so cute!! The ending even surprised me, probably bc Mar isn't the most reliable narrator lol also i LOVED Dami 🥹 i need more of them pls #fantasy

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Kenyazero
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In celebration of the #TransRightsReadathon, I'm highlighting openly trans and nonbinary authors this week. Gabe's books follow marginalized characters as they figure out how to balance saving the day with exploring their own identities.

Please consider donating to organizations that support our trans and nonbinary communities, such as the Trans Lifeline: https://give.translifeline.org/give/461718/#!/donation/checko...

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mdemanatee
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First day of the #transrightsreadathon! I am starting with The Wicked Bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa. What‘s everyone else reading first?

brittanyreads That cover is stunning 1y
mdemanatee @BrittanyReads it‘s really great! And delivering on the boats! 1y
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