(From the publisher):
From the day young Mixcatl was stolen into slavery, she knew that she was special. Her people were descended from the ancient Olmec Jaguar gods, and her secret heritage destined her for a life of high striving...and of danger. For like her ancestral gods Mixcatl could change, unexpectedly and with startling suddenness, into a living, wild jaguar.
Fighting the violence inherent in her dual nature, Mixcatl sought only a way to live peacefully in the Aztec world. But fate had assigned her a much more difficult role. The Aztec rulers couldn't allow her to live, leaving Mixcatl with a terrible choice: either be destroyed by the Aztec god's insatiable thirst for sacrifice, or somehow defy the bloody deity as the Jaguar Princess.
Original title: The Jaguar Princess
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Fantasy→ A Bestiary→ Shape-changers
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical