“Prayers for the Stolen”–A Review

9780804138802_p0_v1_s260x420Ladydi Garcia Martinez is fierce, funny, and smart, but she was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing.  In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, she and her mother live in the shadow of the drug war, where gangsters are kings and girls are stolen in broad daylight.  Mothers must disguise their daughters to protect them from roving cartels.  When she is offered work at the home of a wealthy family in Acapulco, Ladydi finds her first taste of love, but when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a close friend, Ladydi’s story takes a dark turn.

Prayers for the Stolen, by Jennifer Clement, is a new story of love, friendship, heartache, and survival in a world where people often have to look over their shoulders.  I did enjoy reading this book.  It’s such a sad story, especially that it all is based on the fact that there still are drug cartels out there, on the hunt for pretty, young faces.  Some are abducted from the streets, while others are taken from their homes at gunpoint.  Sadly, when girls are stolen, they don’t come back.  If the girls aren’t sold, they’re more likely dead.  In the story, those who are lucky enough to avoid abduction still have to fend for themselves, especially that there aren’t enough men around, since the fathers and brothers leave for the United States to find work.

I would definitely recommend this novel for all.  Of course, feel free to post your comments on the book.  You also can find the book in the link below:


Happy reading!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for an honest review, from Blogging for Books.