The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida Córdova 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
- Witch books
- 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
About the Author
Zoraida Córdova is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels and short stories, including the Brooklyn Brujas series, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate, and The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina. In addition to writing novels, she serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books, and is the coeditor of the bestselling anthology Vampires Never Get Old, as well as the cohost of the writing podcast Deadline City. She writes romance novels as Zoey Castile. Zoraida was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and calls New York City home. When she's not working, she's roaming the world in search of magical stories. For more information, visit her at ZoraidaCordova.com.