Thursday, September 8, 2016

REVIEW: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 4:34 PM
Title: Labyrinth Lost
Genre: YA Magical Realism
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication: September 6th 2016
Cover Rating: 4/5
I wrote a review for this book already but for some reason when I went to post it the file became corrupt. Maybe it was magic!

Have you ever read a book where you ADORED the authors writing style but that specific book just didn't do it for you? Well, for me, that is this book. It is soooo good, don't get me wrong. I just wasn't into the plot at the time BUT I will be following the series because the way this book ended was crazy.

Alex is a Bruja, a witch for those who don't know what a Bruja is. Us normal people have a sweet 16 or some other forms of normal teenage festivities. Not Alex. She gets a Death Day. A Death Day happens once a Bruja finally comes into her powers. But Alex has been hiding things from her family a friends. She decides to be VERY selfish and looks for a way to get out of her unwanted lifestyle. Alex didn't even think how her actions would alter her or her families lives until it was too late.

Enter Nova. He randomly appears and is here to save the day. Right? Well I guess you will have to read the book and find out because I cannot get into much detail about him without spoiling at least one thing or another.

Rose and Lula are your typical older and younger sisters. They tease, trick and torment each other but in the end they are still sisters and still love each other. We don't get to see too much of the mother though. There are a lot of relatives in this book. Dead and alive. It is a little hard keeping track of who is who because a lot of them have similar names or you just get so many names thrown at you that it is just sometimes difficult to keep track.

For some reason this book seemed very Alice in Wonderland-esqe to me. I can't quite place what exactly gives me that vibe but the vibe is there. Maybe it's the going to a different world thing, maybe it's the Queen of Hearts type element with The Devourer but it's there and if you read the book for yourself maybe you will see it too.

So as I stated above, this book ended on a crazy cliffhanger. Let's just say I envy those who don't read this book until all of the books are out. Not only did I read this long before it was even released but now I have to wait a year to get answers that are just swarming through my head. But, hey, it will make me continue the series so the author knew what she was doing.

Overall, I gave the book 4.5/5 stars.

*Disclaimer - I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.


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