by Isabel Ibañez
Page Street Kids
If the jungle wants you, it will have you.
Catalina Quiroga is a condesa without a country. She's lost the Inkasisa throne, the loyalty of her people, and her best friend. Banished to the perilous Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her chances of survival are slim, but that won't stop her from trying to escape. Her duty is to rule.
While running for her life, Catalina is rescued by Manuel, the son of her former general, who has spent years searching for allies. With his help, Catalina could find the city of gold that's home to the fierce Illari people and strike a deal with them for an army to retake her throne.
But the elusive Illari are fighting a battle of their own--a mysterious blight is corrupting the jungle, laying waste to everything they hold dear. As a seer, Catalina should be able to help, but her ability to read the future in the stars is as feeble as her survival instincts. While on her journey, Catalina must reckon with her duty and her heart to find her true calling, which is key to stopping the corruption before it destroys the jungle completely.
Target age: 14 and up
"Written in Starlight is not merely an adventure novel, it's a rich, heart-pounding story of romance, dangerous jungles, and the search for a city of gold. Isabel's second novel is everything I hoped it would be!" - Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of Winterwood
"Equal parts lush and lethal, Written in Starlight swept me into a jungle full of forbidden romance and breathtaking danger. Catalina's search for the lost city rivals only her search for self discovery, and both make for a page-turning read. This book is solid gold." -- Shelby Mahurin, New York Times bestselling author of Serpent & Dove and Blood & Honey
About the Author:
Isabel Ibañez is the author of Woven in Moonlight (Page Street), which received two starred reviews and earned praise from NPR. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and is the proud daughter of two Bolivian immigrants. Isabel is an avid moviegoer and loves hosting family and friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books.