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Adriana Martínez Figueroa

Puerto Rican Fantasy Roars to Life in Amparo Ortiz’s Blazewrath Games

I was planning on going to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year. My family and I had tickets reserved, a place to stay, but mostly we wanted to see sports. We would cheer for the Puerto Rican team, all while supporting athletes bringing pride to their nations.

Obviously, that’s not happening anymore. Instead, I gravitated towards Blazewrath Games, Amparo Ortiz’s debut young adult novel about a Puerto Rican girl participating in the dangerous fictional sport called Blazewrath, an event involving dragons, riders, and magic, and athleticism.

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