"DAZZLING...[SOTELO] SPEAKS TO THE HEARTACHE OF CRUSHES, RELATIONSHIPS, AND A LONGING FOR FREEDOM FROM THE EXPECTATIONS AMPLIFIED BY RELIGION AND CULTURE." — NBC News

"[SOTELO'S] WORK CHALLENGES THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL FEMININE STEREOTYPE BY INFUSING HER FEMALE VOICES, INCLUDING ARIADNE'S, WITH INTELLECT, WISDOM, AND COMPLICATIONS."PBS Newshour

"IN A BOOK MUCH ABOUT YOUNG LATINA SEXUALITY, AND WHO CONSTRUCTS AND CONTROLS IT, WHAT'S NOT PRESENT IS AS RELEVANT AS WHAT IS."The New York Times

"SOTELO HAS GIVEN VOICE TO WOMEN NOT OFTEN SEEN IN THE PAGES OF AMERICAN LITERATURE AND HAS REVEALED IN INNOVATIVE WAYS THE MESSINESS THAT OFTEN CHARACTERIZES RELATIONSHIPS. 'VIRGIN' HERALDS AN IMPORTANT NEW VOICE IN THE WORLD OF POETRY."Houston Chronicle

"SOTELO DIVES HEADFIRST INTO THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE FEMALE EXPERIENCE AND MIND, AND YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE HER FOR IT."Bustle 

 

"A SIGNIFICANT DEBUT...SOTELO'S POETRY REVEALS THE WEIGHT OF DESIRE, HOW OUR HEARTS DRAG OUR BODIES...IMBUED WITH CATHOLIC CULTURAL TOUCHES, SOTELO MINES THE MARIAN PARADOX WITH COMPLEXITY, GRACE, AND POWER."The Millions

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