Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the Brooklyn Brujas series.
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 first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida C rdova that follows three sisters--and teen witches--as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond.
Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. So while most girls celebrate their Quincea era, Alex prepares for her Deathday--the most important day in a bruja's life and her only opportunity to rid herself of magic.
But the curse she performs during the ceremony backfires, and her family vanishes, forcing Alex to absorb all of the magic from her family line. Left alone, Alex seeks help from Nova, a brujo with ambitions of his own.
To get her family back they must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland. And while she's there, what she discovers about herself, her powers, and her family, will change everything...
Brooklyn Brujas Series:
- Labyrinth Lost (Book 1): Alex's story--set in the mythical fantasy world of Los Lagos
- Bruja Born (Book 2): Lula's story--urban fantasy set on the streets of Brooklyn
- Wayward Witch (Book 3): Rose's story--set in the magical lost realm of Adas
Perfect for fans of:
- Teen LGBTQ books
- Latin American fiction
- Witch books
- Myths & legends
- Dark fantasy quests
Praise for Labryinth 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 Best Books of 2016
" Labyrinth Lost] kicked off...an incredible rise of non-hetero hexing."--Dahlia Adler, Tor.com
"A richly Latin American, giddily exciting novel."--New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."--Janiel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper