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Bruja Born-ARC review

352 pages

Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Dare I say that I liked this book better than the first? I dare to say.

Labyrinth Lost was one of my favorite books of 2017 and with the way it ended I thought for sure it would continue with Alex as the protagonist. Much to my surprise, Bruja Born isn’t told by Alex, but another one of the Mortiz sisters. Lula. It takes place eight months after the events of Labyrinth Lost and Lula is still reeling with the shock of what had happened. This leads up to a sudden break up with her boyfriend, Maks, on their way to a soccer game. Not one to let him go, Lula uses her power to change his mind, but what quickly follows is tragedy and heartbreak.

The bus carrying them and dozens of others is in a fatal crash. Lula finds herself one of the only survivors. Maks is in a coma and isn’t looking too hot. She and her sisters decided to try and heal him, only for their spell to go bad.

This books was nonstop tension. The family dynamic is great-the Mortiz sisters have nothing on you. Our understanding of their world is also expanded as they gain help from other creatures of myth including a vampire and a pretty hot hunter not unlike the boys from Supernatural. We also see some past favorites with Nova, from book one.

Zoriada, if you are reading this, please write your next book from the POV of Rose. I would die for it. But only half-dead, of course. (inside joke. If you’ve read the book, you’ll get it).

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