As you all might already know, I reviewed Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova in my previous post and was rather disappointed with what I read since it has such great potential. Nevertheless, I still liked this book, and since I’ve been given the chance, it’d be great to do a Book Spotlight post for it, no?
With that said, let’s get this show on the road!
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Series: Brooklyn Brujas, #1
Published: 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
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…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. She is the author of the Vicious Deep trilogy, the On the Verge series, and the Brooklyn Brujas series. She loves black coffee, snark, and still believes in magic. Send her a tweet @Zlikeinzorro or visit her at zoraidacordova.com.
PRAISE FOR LABYRINTH LOST
“This work is a magical journey from start to finish… A compelling must-have for teens” – School Library Journal, STARRED review
“Córdova’s (the Vicious Deep series) magic-infused, delightfully dark story introduces readers to an engrossing, Latin American–inspired fantasy setting and an irresistible heroine” – Publishers Weekly
“A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante’s Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary.” — Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper
“Labyrinth Lost is more like reading Paradise Found. Zoraida Córdova brings us a new generation of witches, enchanting and complex. And every page is filled with magic.” — Danielle Page, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
“Córdova’s world will leave you breathless, and her magic will ignite an envy so green you’ll wish you were born a bruja.Delightfully dark and enchanting. An un-putdownable book.” – Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles and Shiny Broken Pieces
“Córdova’s rich exploration of Latin American culture, her healthy portrayal of bisexuality and her unique voice allow this novel to stand out among its many peers.” – RT Book Reviews
“Cordova draws inspiration from Ecuadorian, Spanish, African, Mexican, and Caribbean folklore and mythology to craft a page-turning tale about a young bruja unsure of her place in the world.” – Bustle.com
“Córdova pulls elements from Greek mythology and Spanish and Latin American legends to craft a memorable world in Los Lagos, a supernatural realm that is as fascinating as it is threatening. The history and customs of Alex’s family’s type of witchery are also carefully constructed, giving readers a complete world to sink into with satisfaction and wonder.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This succeeds with its lush use of Latin American mythologies, an unexpected love story, and, above all, in Alex’s complicated relationship with her family. Alex is a necessary heroine, and this dark fantasy nicely” – Booklist
GIVEAWAY AND EXTRAS
**The above giveaway runs from the 6th of September to the 19th of September 2016, and is only open for US and Canada only.**