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
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.