Labyrinth Lost Review (ARC)

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Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) 

by Zoraida Córdova

Hardcover, 336 pages

Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire

 

4/5books

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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…

 

What’s the saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Alex found this out the hard way when she wished for her magic to be gone, she instead loses her family.  Feeling guilty for what she did, she takes off for Los Lagos to get them back.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book, knowing nothing about Brujas and Brujos, I found this to be a fun read.  Alex just wants to be “normal” and not have her life revolve around the magic that runs in her family, she goes on about her mother and sisters and how they have all adjusted to living their lives with their magic and their daily going-ons.

The family is all looking forward to Alex’s Deathday party, where she will finally wake up her powers, but the family is going to be in for a bit if a surprise.  Alex changes the chat and instead of awakening her magic, she banished them all to Los Lagos.

Alex, with the help of Nova a boy she has crossed paths with a few times prior to this is dragged along to Los Lagos, since he did have a part in all of this happening.

Los Lagos makes me think of Wonderland on so many levels (which is a good thing from my POV)

One person that I wish I saw more of was Rishi, she is a true friend through and through, girl jumps into a portal to follow Alex, no questions asked.  I wish I had a friend like her when I was growing up.  The relationship between Alex and Rishi is cute and sweet.

The ending was not what I was fully expecting, which I’m happy to say, I cannot wait to see what Alex is going to face next after she finally excepts her abilities and her importance, and how things will go on with her family and friends.

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