Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is the author of the young adult novel The Education of Margot Sanchez.

Praise for dealing in dreams

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“Puerto Rican Author Lilliam Rivera Discusses Upcoming YA Latinx Feminist Novel,” Interview in MiTu

“13 Latina Fantasy Books for the Sci-Fi Lover in Your Life,” featured in MiTu

“8 Books by Latinx Authors That Should be On your Reading List This Year, “ featured in Remezcla

“Romance, Revenge, and Revolutions in This Winter’s Upcoming Young Adult SFF,” featured in Tor

“17 of Our Most Anticipated Sophomores of 2019,” selected by BNTeenblog

“What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner,” selected by The Rumpus editors

“48 Books by Woman and Nonbinary Authors of Color to Read in 2019,” selected by author R.O. Kwon for Electric Literature

STARRED REVIEW: “There is plenty of gritty action to propel readers through the plot, but it is Chief Rocka’s internal struggles and vulnerabilities that are the most compelling and memorable. Rivera effectively presents the complexity of female relationships, which will resonate strongly with readers…A novel exploration of societal roles, gender, equality through the eyes of the captivating lead.” School Library Journal

STARRED REVIEW: “Taking cues from Judge DreddMad Max, and The Hunger Games, Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez2017) has created a uniquely brutal hellscape… readers are left with a more ambiguous—and ambitious—tale that will have them questioning what kinds of people they’d be if freed from society’s mores.” - Booklist, starred review

“Rivera showcases multiple intricate character arcs and details several societies through impressive worldbuilding; young readers drawn to complex action novels that challenge conventions will find this read rewarding." Publishers Weekly

“As brutal as it is beautiful, Dealing in Dreams pulls no punches, launching us on a wild, relentless ride… It is a marvelous achievement.” - Daniel José Older, author of New York Times bestselling series, Shadowshaper Cypher

“Lilliam Rivera is quickly carving out her own territory in the world of fiction that thrills the heart and enriches the soul. Dealing in Dreams is a book only she could write, daring and dramatic, and fiercely beautiful at its core” - Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling

“Espectacular… The worldbuilding is sensational, and the themes are resoundingly relevant. The LMC has carved a permanent home in my heart.” - Romina Russell, author of the New York Times bestselling Zodiac Quartet

Dealing in Dreams is yet another smart, rich, fulfilling read from Lilliam Rivera, who has, through her last two books solidified herself as one of today’s boldest YA writers.” - Shea Serrano, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Basketball (And Other Things) and The Rap Year Book

“Lilliam Rivera has really stepped her game up… An incredible science-fiction future that can stand proudly beside Scott Westerfield at his best.” - Sam J. Miller, award-winning author of The Art of Starving

"In Dealing in Dreams, girls run the crews, boys soothe at boydegas, and anything can happen at any time. Lilliam Rivera's novel about struggle, courage and family crackles with energy and fresh imagination, with characters you're rooting for so much that you can't stop reading." - Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner

“In Dealing In Dreams, Rivera sharply etches a world rooted in Latin culture where violence is the most common language, and belief in equality is a soul-stirring revolutionary act.” - Ryan Gattis, author of Kung Fu High School