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Labyrinth Lost Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Cordova, Zoraida
ISBN: 1492623164     ISBN-13: 9781492623168
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2017
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The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...

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's not sure she can trust, but who may be Alex's only chance at saving her family.

Brooklyn Brujas Series:
Labyrinth Lost (Book 1)
Bruja Born (Book 2)

Praise for Labyrinth 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's Best Books of 2016

"Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic."—Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die

"... enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." —Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight

"Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family."—Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix

"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."—Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Magic; Fiction.
Witches; Fiction.
Supernatural; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017031727
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Series: Brooklyn Brujas
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (0.88 lbs) 329 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 184969
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring)
Brooklynite Alex, the strongest bruja (witch) of her generation, despises her magic. At her coming-of-age celebration, she tries to dispose of her power. Instead, Alex accidentally banishes her loved ones to the purgatorial realm of Los Lagos and must travel there to save them. Despite the stilted writing, Csrdova's world is vibrant and brimming with magic; Alex's journey is captivating and intense. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2016 July #2)

Seventeen-year-old Alejandra "Alex" Mortiz comes from a long line of brujas, and her family is eager to celebrate Alex's Deathday, where she'll summon her ancestors and receive their blessings. Alex's sisters and mother believe that she hasn't discovered her power yet, but she has actually been hiding it—and she'll do anything to get rid of it. Alex is an encantrix, one of the most powerful brujas, and a brujo named Nova Santiago claims to know how she can banish her power for good. When the spell goes sideways and her family disappears, she must journey to the dangerous "in-between world" of Los Lagos, once a land of wonders, to get them back, enlisting Nova as her guide. First in the Brooklyn Brujas series, 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 who longs to be "normal" and pines for the father that left their family behind years ago. A final twist will leave readers eager to revisit Córdova's immersive world. Ages 14–up. Agent: Adrienne Rosado, Leibo Literary. (Sept.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 July)

Gr 9 Up—Alejandra Mortiz comes from a long line of powerful brujas (witches), although she has unsuccessfully tried to hide her powers from her family. They dismiss her disinterest as typical teenage behavior and continue to have high expectations of her and her abilities. At her Deathday celebration, a special ceremony where she is expected to take her place as a bruja and embrace her abilities, Alex rebels. Seeing magic as a curse, Alex rejects her destiny by secretly casting a canto (spell) to strip herself of magic but instead banishes her entire family to Los Lagos, the underworld. Horrified by what she has done, Alex is determined to make things right and free them. She embarks on a dangerous quest into the deadly underworld with the aid of the untrustworthy and handsome Nova and her nonmagical BFF Rishi. What they find is certainly more than any of them bargained for. This work is a magical journey from start to finish. Córdova's realistic world-building is the backbone of this engaging read. She spins a fantasy tale based in Latin American culture, with original mythology that rings true. Her focus on family and relationships, along with themes of loyalty, friendship, love, revenge, and being true to oneself, comes across effortlessly. A complex cast of characters drives the plot while keeping readers captivated. VERDICT A compelling must-have for teens.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

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