Friday 26 August 2016


Title: Labyrinth Lost
Series: Brooklyn Bruja's
Author: Zoraida Cordova
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Expected Release Date: 6th September 2016

BLURB from Goodreads
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.

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 markings 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…

It seems an absolute age since I last did a "Cover Comments" post, although I always talk about my opinion on a book cover in all my book reviews. The following opinion is based on the cover alone as I haven't read this book, in fact I have yet to read a book by this author.

So this cover has quite an ornate background but the most prominent part of the cover for me is the female face, which is both out of the ordinary and noticeable. I'd go so far as to describe it as flamboyant , yet it is also beautiful at the same time. The females face is painted in such an elaborate way, that it certainly catches your attention. The other eye catching element on this cover is the orange ribbon/adornment in the female characters hair. I also want to add that I adore the font used for the title it adds to the already luxurious feel of the cover! Then the authors name is at the top part of the cover in white and a complimentary font. The female with her face paint/make up on the cover reminds me of the facial decoration of a depiction of the Baron Samedi from a TV program I watched recently. Though the female's facial decoration on this book cover is much more colourful.
So now the question I ask in every review & cover comments post . . .. 

Would this cover make me pick up this book from a bookstore shelf? Yes, I think it's a striking cover and would definitely draw my eye to it on a shelf. I know I would then pick it up to read the blurb and more than likely buy it too. The cover image certainly encourages me to want to learn more about the female on it.

Zoraida C√≥rdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. She is the author of The Vicious Deep trilogy, the On the Verge series, and Labyrinth Lost. She loves black coffee, snark, and still believes in magic. 




The Vicious Deep Series
The Vicious Deep
The Savage Blue
The Vast and Brutal Sea


On The Verge Series
Luck On The Line
Love On The Ledge
Life On The Level

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