The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from Zoraida Córdova, highly acclaimed author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, that follows three sisters—and teen witches—as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond.
Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. So while most girls celebrate their Quinceañera, Alex prepares for her Deathday—the most important day in a bruja's life and her only opportunity to rid herself of magic.
But the curse she performs during the ceremony backfires, and her family vanishes, forcing Alex to absorb all of the magic from her family line. Left alone, Alex seeks help from Nova, a brujo with ambitions of his own.
To get her family back they must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland. And while she's there, what she discovers about herself, her powers, and her family, will change everything…
Brooklyn Brujas Series:
•Labyrinth Lost (Book 1): Alex's story—set in the mythical fantasy world of Los Lagos
•Bruja Born (Book 2): Lula's story—urban fantasy set on the streets of Brooklyn
•Wayward Witch (Book 3): Rose's story—set in the magical lost realm of Adas
Perfect for fans of:
•Teen LGBTQ books
•Latin American fiction
•Myths & legends
•Dark fantasy quests
Praise for Labryinth 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 Best Books of 2016
"[Labyrinth Lost] kicked off…an incredible rise of non-hetero hexing."—Dahlia Adler, Tor.com
"A richly Latin American, giddily exciting novel."—New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."—Janiel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper
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, C rdova'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 C rdova's immersive world. Ages 14 up.
Compelling. Captivating. Extraordinary.
Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. I’m nine years old, I’ve read the Harry Potter series and the works of Rick Riordan. None of that compares with this.
Officially My Favorite Book
This book is so amazing! It has everything i could ever ask for in a book. The book really develops the characters fully until you fall in love with each and every one of them.