KIRKUS review GÜERO

Kirkus has released their review of They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems online. Here’s a sample of what they say: “In this slim verse novel, Bowles splendidly translates border life via loosely connected vignettes in an eclectic mix of poetic forms. Güero’s voice brims with humor, wit, and bits of…

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SLJ Starred Review for FSDHS

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico has received a starred review from School Library Journal! Thanks to the ancestors whose voices I tried to echo with my mestizo tongue. Tlazohcāmati, in antonānhuān in antotahhuān.  

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Kirkus Starred Review for FEATHERED SERPENT

Kirkus has given a starred review to my newest book, Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico. Bowles’ dense yet lyrical prose raises the narrative to a level suited to high mythological tradition and illuminates the foundations on which contemporary Mexican culture is laid. Read what else they have…

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Review of Chupacabra Vengeance

An AMAZING in-depth review of Chupacabra Vengeance is up at This Is Horror! Here’s a snip from the end: “[T]he voices of his characters are so genuine that we felt drawn into each story and were instantly invested in the fates of the protagonists. Bowles has delivered a work of genius,…

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Review of Lords of the Earth

Shane Douglas Keene reviewed my Mexican kaiju novel for Hellnotes! Here’s part of what he had to say: Lords of the Earth is a breath-taking, pulse-pounding story with a high body count and an intensely human element that’s perfect for a lazy rainy day next to the heater or fireplace,…

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Review in CLJ

A review of the The Smoking Mirror has appeared in Christian Library Journal Volume XX, No. 2. Their verdict? “With a large caste [sic] of gods and monsters, the book has invited comparison to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and will likely appeal to a similar audience.”  

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Review of GT1 up at Rich in Color

There’s a great review of my book THE SMOKING MIRROR up at one of my favorite blogs, Rich in Color. Give it a read! Review: The Smoking Mirror  

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Review in the San Antonio Express News

In the April 24, 2016 edition of the San Antonio Express News, there is a fantastic review of The Smoking Mirror, penned by the redoubtable Bryce Milligan. Click here to give it a read! Alternatively, you can download a PDF here.  

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La Bloga Reviews GT2

Author and padrino of Latino spec-fic Ernest Hogan has reviewed A Kingdom Beneath the Waves (Garza Twins #2) for La Bloga. “A Kingdom Beneath the Waves is one of the most imaginative fantasies I’ve read in years,” Hogan declares. “Latinos of all varieties will find things to identify with, and…

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La Bloga Profiles My Work

Just in time for my birthday, Rudy Ch. García over at La Bloga has posted a lovely overview of my work. Give it a read! A Chicano novelist and his literary works  

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