Rise of the Jaguar Woman is the second place winner in the Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book category in the 2017 International Latino Book Awards.

Born in the Wayeb introduced Na’om, a young Mayan woman with the ability to foresee the future through her dreams, and her archenemy, Satal, the black witch of Mayapán, who wants to absorb Na’om’s magical powers. Rise of the Jaguar Woman, Book Two of The Mayan Chronicles, plunges Na’om and her black jaguar companion, Ek’ Balam, into the Underworld where they face numerous dangers and deprivations concocted by the gods. The pair must use their magical abilities to overcome their fears and return to the land of the living where Satal plots her revenge, amassing an army like no other to use against everyone Na’om knows and loves.

A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book titled Born in the Wayeb. Born in the Wayeb is an action-packed, adventure story that took me on a memorable journey and so, when it ended I was desperate to get my hands on Rise of the Jaguar Woman, book two in The Mayan Chronicles written by the supreme Lee E. Cart. In my review, I will let all of you readers know about Rise of the Jaguar Woman and my thoughts and feelings on it but before I even begin to do this I need to mention that Rise of the Jaguar Woman is sensational! I can see why this book has won awards, its main one being second place in the 2017 international Latino book awards in the category of YA… I mean, how incredible is this?! I am clearly not the only person that adored this book and so I hope you lovely readers will too!

Rise of the Jaguar Woman will once again reunite its reader with the protagonist and star of Born in the Wayeb Na’om. Na’om has been on quite a journey already but the reader will have the pleasure of following her on her continuing journey and this time, the journey will be even more dangerous. Na’om will venture into the Underworld and while there she will have a mission to fulfill but along the way she will face danger which will have the readers of this book feeling like their heart is in their mouth. Above land, chaos is ensuing also as the beautiful ancient Mayan community is being attacked by the vengeful black witch who wants to unleash evil upon the community. What follows is an incredible story, one that is profound and thrilling at times but above all it is memorable so I hope you lovely readers take the chance to read this excellent book.

The story of Rise of the Jaguar Woman is a phenomenal one and I admit, it was incredible to be reunited with Na’om! Na’om is a strong-willed, courageous character and her journey and the spirit of her is one that will have many readers feeling awe. As well as her character being courageous, she is also inspirational and I believe that her fighting spirit will inspire many young women.

Lee E. Cart has accomplished the almost impossible… she has written an exciting, thrilling sequel that is in no way a letdown! Sequels tend to be not as great as the first book but Rise of the Jaguar Woman is not this type of sequel as its story is stellar and the awards it has won just proves this! Lee E. Cart is incredible because she managed to expand on an already brilliant world, her taking her readers into the underworld was exciting and for somebody like me, who loves mythology of the underworld I was in heaven!

As Rise of the Jaguar Woman is a stellar, unforgettable sequel that will entertain its readers for hours, I have to award this book, just like Born in the Wayeb five stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Rise of the Jaguar Woman; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book.

Amazon U.S. Amazon U.K.Goodreads 

Lee E. Cart: Website –Publisher – Facebook

Thank you so much again for reading!

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Another great review Aimee. This book looks right up my street, I will have to read it.


HI Aimee, I’m so glad you enjoyed Rise of the Jaguar Woman–it was great fun to write this book and to fill it with all sorts of Mayan mythology.

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