Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.
Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister’s newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula’s bruja healing powers can’t fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.
Then a bus crash turns Lula’s world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn’t the only one who’s been brought back…
It’s been about two years since reading Labyrinth Lost and I was beyond excited to reenter the bruja’s world. I loved the first book and am not sure how it’s possible, but I think I love Bruja Born even more. Maybe it’s because of the damage left behind from the first book.
Lula, Alex and Rose come from a long line of brujas, gifted by the Deos. They are powerful witches, each still learning the depth of their abilities. In the first book, Alex learns she is an encantrix, one of most powerful of witches. Not being able to come to terms with her abilities, she traps her sister Lula in the tree of souls in Los Lagos. Lula is scarred, inside and out, and struggles to forgive her sister, Alex. Lula also struggles to trust her father who has been gone for seven years.
Lula has changed since book one and her boyfriend can no longer wait for her to return to her old, fun-loving self. A tragic bus accident takes his life (and many others) before Lula can get him back. She can’t live without him, so she convinces her sisters to help her to “resurrect him.” Unfortunately, the magic goes horribly wrong and all hell breaks loose in Brooklyn, New York.
This book is packed with action and I loved every single bit of it. Paranormal activity is prevalent in the City but is handled by The Thornhill Alliance who tracks their whereabouts and cleans up messes that could lead to identifying their existence. Casimuertos (similar to zombies) are being created by the minute due to spell placed by the sisters and total destruction of the city could occur if they are not stopped. The only way to stop them is through Lula, but is she strong enough?
This is Lula’s story and it is definitely a good one. But, I can’t wait for book three to learn more about Rose. She has come into some powers in this book that are quite interesting and I’m excited to see where things go with them. Zoraida Cordova has crafted two incredible stories so far in this series! They are perfect summer reads.