Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) by Zoraida Córdova [eARC]

Title: Labyrinth Lost
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publication Date:  September 6, 2016
"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.

I received a free advance digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I was pretty caught up with the gorgeous cover of this book. I must commend that the author did an amazing job in building a very amazing and complex plot. It was completely unique, and the very first book I ever encounter that talks about Latina witches. Not to mention that I was totally hooked with the creatures and the Alice in the Wonderland kinda-like thinggy in this book. The pacing was pretty good at some parts, but I did lose some interest halfway at the end of the book. I for one is not a fan of bisexual element. I didn't have anything about it either, but maybe it is just not my cup of tea.

One of the best part of this book that I really like is how it describes the importance of family. Alex can be a little annoying at times but I do kind of understand why she wants just a normal teenage life. And considering her family heritage of brujos and brujas, she just can't be any ordinary girl.

Overall, the is book okay. The setting was good, its just that I didn't get too invested in the characters. And just like I said the bisexual thing in this book isn't my cup of tea.


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