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…
Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure. @goodreads
I wonder what it's like in other households during breakfast. Do their condiment shelves share space with jars of consecrated cemetery dirt and blue chicken feet? Do their mothers pray to ancient gods before they leave for work every morning? Do they keep the index finger bones of their ancestors in red velvet pouches to ward off thieves?
I already know the answer is no. This is my world.
Sometimes I wish it weren't.
This book is about Alex, she is a bruja (a witch) but when they find out her powers, shes actually an encantrix and they are apparently very powerful. But Alex doesn't want anything to do with magic. She feels like that is what made her father leave when she was a child.
Alex talks to a boy named Nova when her and her mom were in a shop getting some things for her DeadDay celebration. She gets some kind of idea from him about getting rid of her powers. I think I missed that whole conversation but they talked about it later and that's the only time she talked to him before so I don't know.
So on the night of the celebration relatives come by to perform the ritual with Alex, her sisters and mom. They also invite Nova. Well, Alex does some weird thing and ends up sending her whole family to Los Lagos. It's a different place full of all kinds of creatures and the evil Devourer who makes the place a not very nice place to live for said creatures.
Alex and Nova journey through the jungles and sea and what not to try to find Alex's family. They run into different fairy creatures, saberskins, sea monsters, etc and so on. I actually liked the saberskins, they were a type of people black bird person type thing. At least that's the way I pictured them. Their leader was Madra and I really liked her. I also liked Agosto, not at first because he wasn't nice, but after when he helped out. lol
Alex's best friend Rishi shows up at one point and tells Alex she was coming to her house and jumped into the portal with them. It turns out they are love interests so I guess if you love someone or think you do then you jump into some portal after them.
I liked the book okay. The setting was pretty cool but I didn't get too invested in the characters. I did like them but I didn't love them to death. Accept for Madra, but I digress.
I think a lot of people will love this book because it is filled with magic and creatures.
*I would like to thank Netgalley and Sourcebooks for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
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