Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Posted by Krystal Larson at 3:27 PM Sunday, August 14, 2016
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.
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 markings 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…
Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure.
I liked the book in the beginning. The plot was interesting and I liked Alex's character. She is fun, quirky, and determined (if not a bit selfish). When she accidentally wishes her family gone, she must go down the "rabbit hole" to retrieve them. What follows is an interesting, if not a little predictable story.
Alex's character was complex and I liked that she was fairly well-developed in the book. However, it was hard to truly care about her because the predictability made it easy to know what was going to happen with her character. Nova, a love interest, was charismatic, cute, and funny. I did not, however, like the love triangle despite it being nice that bisexuality was taken seriously in the novel. Overall, this might be a good read for someone else, but not so much for me!
2 1/2 Stars
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