Series: Brooklyn Brujas #1
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 6th 2016
Genres: folklore, Young Adult
Source: Free for Review
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"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic."-Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.
The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...
Praise for Labyrinth Lost:
"Zoraida Cordova's prose enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." -Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight
"Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family." -Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary." -Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper
"Labyrinth Lost is a magical story of love, family, and finding yourself. Enchanting from start to finish." -Amy Tintera, author of Ruined."
This book was such a breath of fresh air. Zoraida Córdova introduced me to a brand new culture and mythos and I loved every second of it. It’s well written, engrossing and very very creepy. Even if the setting was unfamiliar to me, the story was absolutely universal. Everyone struggles to find their own place in the world.
I loved how Alex is pushing back against against her future and her family. That fear of growing up to be exactly like your mother or your sister is something I still struggle with. It’s hard to find yourself and your own way when you are under pressure from your family. Alex handles this pressure in a really unique way. Instead of recognizing and accepting the magic inside her, she rejects it and casts a spell to rid herself of her magic with unexpected consequences.
There are few things that I love more than watching a character grow and change in a book. Character growth is exactly why I love series so much more than stand alones. I love the progression from where a character starts out to where they are going and the ability to watch them become who they are meant to be. Labyrinth Lost features so much character growth! I loved it!
After a string of disappointing reads, this one really got me out of my slump. I can’t say enough good things about it.
Zoraida Córdova is the author of The Vicious Deep trilogy, the On the Verge series, and Labyrinth Lost.
She loves black coffee, snark, and still believes in magic. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel. Send her a tweet @Zlikeinzorro
3 winners will receive a finished copy of LABYRINTH LOST, US Only.
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