Labyrinth Lost

We all get scared and want to turn away, but it isn’t always strength that makes you stay. Strength is also making the decision to change your destiny.

Title: Labyrinth Lost

Author: Zoraida Cordova

Series: Brooklyn Brujas # 1

Publication:  September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 336

Source: Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads:

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 I Liked:

  • Labyrinth Lost is basically the love child of The Mortal Instruments (which I adore) and Alice In Wonderland.
  • Actual racial representation, which is often lacking in YA literature. (Yes, I just went there. Deal with it)
  • Filled with shenanigans that would make Loki proud.
  • A delicious balancing act of the good and the not so good, leaving you with awesome in the end.

  • SISTERS RULE! Seriously. Siblings are a huge thing in this book and it’s amazing.
  • All of the relationships are complex, realistic, and wonderfully fleshed out – just like the characters.
  • Family is basically the main plot. Just… yeah.

  • Beware of how utterly consuming and addictive this book is. It will take over your life and you will love it.
  • The ending is ridiculous and crazy and it will drive you mad with need for the sequel. It’s painful in the perfect way.

If you noticed, there isn’t a “Things I did not like section”. That is because Labyrinth Lost is one of those books where the amazing outshines the little things that I would normally nitpick. It was fun, entertaining, unique, evocative, and everything that it needed to be. I can honestly tell you that Labyrinth Lost is now officially one of my favorite books about witches (which I usually avoid like the plague, so that’s saying something). I can’t wait to dive head first into the next adventure in Los Lagos.



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