Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
(Brooklyn Brujas)

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

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...

Praise for Labyrinth Lost:

"Zoraida Córdova's prose 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

"Labyrinth Lost is a magical story of love, family, and finding yourself. Enchanting from start to finish." ―Amy Tintera, author of Ruined.


About Zoraida Cordova

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Zoraida Còrdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney's The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly-like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night. Visit her at
Published September 6, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire. 336 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A Brooklyn bruja who doesn't want her powers must journey to another dimension to save her family.

Aug 23 2016 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

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When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back.

Mar 08 2018 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

... Although YA readers will likely be used to books featuring magic, Córdova has
created something distinct with cantos, Deathday celebrations and the fantastical
in-between realm of Los Lagos. Córdova's rich exploration of Latin American
culture, her ...

Sep 06 2016 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

As she and the brujo Nova confront obstacles on their trip across Los Lagos, the plot allows each difficult encounter to be as symbolic as necessary for her personal growth—without interfering with the adventure and suspense.

Sep 06 2016 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

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Still, Alex’s feelings toward her best friend and a troubled boy never detract from the mission at hand but instead interweave between plot points expertly and add life and hope when Alex has none.

Oct 26 2016 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

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Aug 01 2017 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

Each of these book series is incredible in its own way, and LABYRINTH LOST is a wonderful tale of magic and romance.

Sep 15 2016 | Read Full Review of Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas)

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 celebra...

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