Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) (Hardcover)
Everyone always says life is about the journey, not the destination. But I think Zoraida Cordova would argue that both can be pretty awesome. Not only is every step of this journey - from Brooklyn to the underworld (aka Los Lagos) and back again- brimming with lush detail, wild twists and turns, and witchy goodness, but the realizations and resolutions our heroes come to are heartfelt and satisfying. Family, heritage, love, power, and sacrifice all have their part to play in this breathtaking whirlwind of a book.
-- Haley— From Haley P. Staff Picks
"...brimming with lush detail, wild twists and turns, and witchy goodness...the realizations and resolutions our heroes come to are heartfelt and satisfying." - Haley, Book Culture Selects letter, Forever Young Adult, November— From Book Culture Selects: November
By blending Latin American culture and elements of Wonderland with a dark note of the Underworld, Cordova creates a rich, complex, and magical world. The characters who inhabit this world are also beautifully drawn and complicated. Together, they make a labyrinth that you won't want to leave once you've entered it.
-- Jess— From Jess H. Staff Picks
The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...
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's not sure she can trust, but who may be Alex's only chance at saving her family.
Brooklyn Brujas Series:
Labyrinth Lost (Book 1)
Bruja Born (Book 2)
Praise for Labyrinth Lost:
An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016
Tor.com's Best YA SFF of 2016
A Bustle Best Book of 2016 Selection
A Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2016
"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic."--Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die
"... enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." --Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight
"Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family."--Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."--Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper