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…
As I recently stated of all the magical books and styles, books about brujx and latinx magic are one of my favourites. It aligns so well with the craft and magic that I was taught while staying with my grandparents on the reservation of my ancestors. And Labyrinth Lost is an excellent example of this gritty wonderful witchcraft that makes my heart sing.
The writing is some of my favourite so almost magical in its own way as the story weaves its way through your heart. I love that you have to dive deep into this book and embrace it and the words thrown at you and in that moment you understand it. It makes no apologies for its latinx background nor explanations, you catch on really quickly and once you do it is amazing.
There are few tales I love more than that of someone realising their power and the true gift that it is, and that is the journey we watch Alex make. Woven through this all is a tale of embracing your family and ancestry, seeing beyond your own perceptions and looking for the truth. It took a while for Alex to grow on me and in true reluctant hero for me, the more she accepted her reality the more I adored her. All along with this, we have a cute bisexual love triangle!
This was such a brilliant masterpiece I instantly had to start the next one and am already forlorn that I have to wait until August for the third book!