Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy
So I told you to put this on your TBR list back in June. Now it’s HERE. And with a kickass trailer.
If you aren’t already convinced this is a book you should read, here are things I loved about it.
- Alex: Alex is the MC and I love her a lot. She’s witty and determined and when she makes a massive mistake (trying to get rid of her powers which makes her family disappear) she spends the book trying to make it right while she tries to figure herself out. She’s also a bisexual Latina bruja which is not exactly common in YA literature.
- Love: This book is excellent at exploring love beyond romantic love. The primary focus of the book is Alex finding love for herself. The main conflict is because she rejects an essential part of herself, her magic, so a lot of her growth is learning to care for her own qualities. She also has tremendous love for her family that only expands as she embarks on her rescue mission.
- Magic: I adored the magical elements in this. Everything from the in-between land Alex has to travel through to the minor spells. Córdova used inspiration from Latin American traditions and added in her own creations. The world she created within our real world (Brooklyn) is enchanting. She talks about developing the world here and it’s well worth the read.
- The Atmosphere: This book is creepy and funny and serious and light-hearted and everything at once. I became completely immersed in a story that manages to balance so many different moods.
Go forth and read, brujas.[EDIT] The publisher sent over a contest to win the book as well as bookmarks so enter!
They also sent over a coloring page I intend on printing and coloring.
Note: An advanced copy of this book was provided free by the publisher for review consideration. This in no way influenced my opinion.