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We cannot scream enough about the cover of Elizabeth Acevedo’s latest masterpiece, With The Fire On High!!!! We mean, tropical fruit, a fierce illustrated Afro-Latina goddess, AND … wait for it … take off the jacketed cover and the design underneath is just as magical! And clearly, it’s not just us: bookstagram has exploded with love for this book, and since this book is one of the most magical reads of spring, we need everyone to join in on this conversation with us IMMEDIATELY.

Elizabeth Acevedo can do no wrong, whether writing in prose or verse, and Emoni Santiago’s story has seared its way into our hearts. Emoni lives for her baby girl, her abuela, and her culinary arts class where she dreams of being a great chef. Her food has always worked magic for others, and she’s ready for it to take her places—maybe even to Spain during the class field trip at the end of spring. Emoni knows who she is, but is she ready to take matters into her own hands and show the world who she is and where she comes from?

Without further ado, check out the amazing booksta-love below! Start with the spectacular cover on the outside, stay for the even more beautiful story within.

 

10 With The Fire On High Bookstagrams

THAT SET US AFLAME AND ALSO MADE US HUNGRY

 

1. @eatingb00ks is making us even hungrier…

2. And thirsty! @inquisitivebookworm

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Thanks to @epicreads for a free copy of WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by the one and only @acevedowrites! (Keep reading for a synopsis + giveaway!!) #ad #sponsored ✨ . From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title THE POET X comes an incredible novel (in prose!) about Emoni Santiago, a teenage mom raised by her abuela with a drive to pursue her passion and talent for cooking. This is one of my most anticipated releases this year! ✨ . If you want to learn more about the book or purchase a copy, click the link in my bio! I’ve also partnered with @epicreads for an awesome giveaway. Check out the details below✨ – follow me, @acevedowrites, @EpicReads and @storygramtours – tag a friend you think will be interested! ✨ For EXTRA entry visit @berrybookpages’s account tomorrow and repeat these steps✨ RULES – Giveaway will end May 13 at midnight EST – US ONLY – not affiliated with Instagram – must be 18 or have parents permission – must be a public account so I can verify entries

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3. We love a floral touch @insidemylibrarymind

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QOTD: what's next on your TBR that you're super excited for? . Look at this cover! Look at it! It makes me want to cry. Not gonna lie – I requested this ARC based on the cover and the author, BUT I am OBSESSED WITH IT! It's such a compelling story with wonderful characters that you can definitely root for! . Highly recommend you check this one out as soon as it's out on May 7th! . ✨ #aprilinbooks19 // perfect rainy day read . . . #bookstagram #reading #read #ya #yabook #coverlove #library #booklover #bookish #bookworm #bookgram #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #igreads #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookshelf #bookishfeatures #bookaddict #bookaholic #ilovebooks #epicreads #withthefireonhigh #thepoetx #elizabethacevedo

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4. @thebookishpisces understands that books and plants should always go together

 

5. Twice as nice! @mahoganybooks

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Congrats Liz on your latest stunna, With the Fire on High. @acevedowrites . . From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. • Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. . . #MahoganyBooks #WithTheFireonHigh #culture #ElizabethAcevedo #poc #latinx #harpercollins

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6. Nice juxtaposition, @jordys.book.club

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• #JBCBOOKREVIEW • TITLE: With The Fire On High | #WithTheFireOnHigh AUTHOR: Elizabeth Acevedo | @acevedowrites GENRE: Young Adult Fiction SYNOPSIS: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. THOUGHTS: let’s be real, I would have given this book a good rating just based on the crazy beautiful cover alone. And any book that includes recipes will always pique my interest (right, @angelareadsbooks?!). That being said, this feels like the perfect book to review on Mother’s Day. A really well-written, eloquent YA book featuring an intelligent and strong female teenage protagonist who happens to be dealing with some very adult circumstances. I loved Emoni’s journey; her narrative arc is believable and relatable and Acevedo does a great job building Emoni’s home life and the supporting characters in her life. I didn’t read Poet X, but her follow-up is definitely one of the stronger YA books I’ve read this year. Definite recommend. Have you checked this one out yet? Thoughts? RATING: 8.5/10 . . . . . #book #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #booksonbooks #booksoninstagram #bookblog #bookishfeatures #read #reading #reader #ilovereading #mybookfeatures #ilovebooks #readers #guysreadtoo #booklove #bookreview #jordysbookclub #JBC

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7. We love a photo that catches the whole book, spine included! @sleeprunreadrepeat

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"The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance." ◊ I couldn't stop thinking about the brief sections from this book that Elizabeth Acevedo read at her event last Friday, soooo… I paused Catch-22 & read this one real quick. No regrets. ◊ This book was so beautiful & inspiring & real & AH! I want everyone to read it. It tells the story of Emoni Santiago, juggling her senior year of high school, a packed schedule, work, a new boy in town, and her 2-year-old daughter. Emma "Babygirl" is Emoni's everything, and she has so many dreams for her daughter & their life together. When Emoni's given the chance to enroll in a new culinary program at school, she jumps on it. But when the program proves more difficult than expected, it forces Emoni to confront her future and what's next for her & Babygirl. Acevedo's writing is warm, funny, & so conversational, I felt like all the characters were old friends by the end of the book. ◊ PS: swipe to see how beautiful With the Fire on High is without the dust jacket! 🍊🍍🍋🍈 • • • • • #books #bookstagram #bookish #igreads #igbooks #bibliophile #bookworm #ya #bookrec #withthefireonhigh #instaread #happyreading #bookreview #booksofig #booknerd #bookblog #elizabethacevedo #yabookstagram #booksaboutfood

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8. She’s just so beautiful and in focus, thanks @lulahoop_

9. Color us in love @lupita.reads

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Happy Wednesday Book Franz! I devoured WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevedo so quickly that you would have thought someone said "Quick, its disappearing & it might be the last book you'll ever read". And if I were to never read another book again, I would totally be okay with that because I loved it as much as I loved THE POET X and it made me love THE POET X even more! So I did some reflecting on what it is about these two novels that make me love them so fiercely.. . SPOILER (not really) IT’S THE CHARACTERS! Both novels center and feature characters- specifically young woman that I personally know in a full-blown natural light with all their truths, faults but most importantly their resilience. I can honestly say that every character in Acevedo's books is so pure and real that it's hard for me to believe that I can't go find Emoni’s restaurant (because we all know she gets there!!) or run into Xiomara while she's out with her friends or Twin X!.. . But I guess that's the thing! Elizabeth Acevedo has created characters that truly reflect the everyday people in my life and the young women I grew up with. Not to mention that each character contains certain aspects of them that are so true to who I personally am. And that is exactly what makes her work so powerful to me! So I hope you'll read about Xiomara discovering herself and the power of spoken word in THE POET X or about Emoni making life work in the best way she can to achieve her dream of sharing her love of food with the world.. . Special story: I handed this book to my God Daughter as a gift & she initially looked at me like "Another book?🙄", then I said to her "read who it's by 😏"….and I'll never forget the way her face lit up & how she couldn't maintain her "cool girl who doesn't talk much" stance to say "IT'S BY HERRRRRRR". Yes, Readers, we full on geeked out together & I'll always have that moment with her 😭😭❤️📚.

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10. Girl yes @absorbedinpages

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[@epicreads #partner] “This is a story about women and how we raise each other. How we uraise and rise for ourselves.” Elizabeth Acevedo, With The Fire on High On the heels of Mother’s Day, I cant help but reflect on this novel. I’ve never read a compelling story about a young teenage mother who’s also person of color. Y’all, there’s so much depth to the story. Emoni is unapologetic, talented, a little stubborn + protective — she’s one of favorite protagonists Recently, I loaned my copy of Becoming to my mom. It got me thinking of books other readers can share with their mothers for Mother’s Day. So I complied a list, check my stories + my link in bio ✨

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