The Hills of Estrella Roja


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$21.99  $20.45
Clarion Books
Publish Date
5.91 X 8.43 X 0.94 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Ashley Robin Franklin is a queer cartoonist and illustrator based in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her girlfriend and their goofy tiny dogs. Ashley makes sweet and spooky comics with horror and fantasy elements. Her most recent in-print comics are One Million Tiny Fires (2020) and That Full Moon Feeling (2021), both published by Silver Sprocket. She has also published several short comics with the New Yorker, the Nib, and Pome press. The Hills of Estrella Roja is her YA graphic novel debut.


"Psychedelic full-color pages burst with intricate detail and dynamic panel configurations. Franklin expertly captures the spirit of campy paranormal mysteries in this queer supernatural graphic novel interpretation of Latinx folklore." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Franklin's energetic, full-color artwork pulses with emotion and movement. A queer graphic horror with an upbeat vibe." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This campy and spine-tingling graphic novel is an excellent choice for teenagers seeking an a rom-com horror read." -- Booklist

"A winding paranormal mystery about loyalty, bravery, and familial trials." -- School Library Journal

"Stranger Things and The X-Files inform this creepy yet charming graphic novel set in a gorgeous desert landscape." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Deliciously creepy grip from page one. Come for the town-with-a-secret story and stay for the tenderhearted queer romance." -- Emily M. Danforth, author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Plain Bad Heroines

"An immediately engrossing and spooky mystery featuring deeply charming protagonists, tense family drama and the paranormal. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down until it was done with me." -- Jenn Woodall, creator of Space Trash

"A heartfelt and rascally joyride." -- Chelsey Weber-Smith, host of the podcast American Hysteria