cover image Labyrinth Lost

Labyrinth Lost

Zorada Córdova. Sourcebooks Fire, $17.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-4926-2094-5

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.)