Labyrinth Lost

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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…

 

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Alejandra is a bruja.  She feels her magic and knows it is strong.  Magic is her destiny, her family legacy, but it scares her; she has seen the negative effects of magic and doesn’t want anything to do with it.

Nova, is a brujo.  A recent addition in Alex’s life.  She doesn’t know a lot about him, except that he is broody and sexy.  He knows she has strong powers and eludes to the fact that she can deny them.  He gives her just enough information to keep her wanting more, to keep him in her life.

Alex’s Deathday celebration arrives.  This is the day she receives all of her powers, but she has a plan.  Not understanding the consequences, she casts a spell that frees her from her powers.  Instead of freeing her though, her family vanishes.  Now, Alex will do whatever it takes to get them back, even if it means placing her trust in Nova.

I really enjoyed this book.  The pacing is great making it hard to put down.  The diversity in this novel is fabulous, from the rich culture of Alex’s family to the bisexual love triangle.  Then, there is witchcraft and magic.  I love books that delve into the dark side of magic and this one does.

This is the first book in Zoraida Cordova’s Brooklyn Bruja series and I look forward to getting to know Alex’s sisters in the books to come.

4/5 stars

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