Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) (Hardcover)

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This book was one of the most original ideas I have read in a long time. I loved learning more about the culture, and this world kept me enchanted and engaged. These were characters I could relate with, and I could care about. This novel was completely spellbinding! I am excited (and a little scared) to see what Zoraida Cordova would come up with next! 

— Alina, TC Teen Advisory Board member

Alex is the most powerful bruja, or witch, of her generation, but she hates her powers. When she tries to rid herself of her magic at her Deathday celebration, she accidentally causes her whole family to disappear, and the only other person who can help get them back is Nova, a mysterious boy she just met. A suspenseful story full of magic, this novel will keep you guessing right up to the last page.

— Arden, TC Teen Advisory Board member


The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida C rdova that follows three sisters--and teen witches--as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond.

Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. So while most girls celebrate their Quincea era, Alex prepares for her Deathday--the most important day in a bruja's life and her only opportunity to rid herself of magic.

But the curse she performs during the ceremony backfires, and her family vanishes, forcing Alex to absorb all of the magic from her family line. Left alone, Alex seeks help from Nova, a brujo with ambitions of his own.

To get her family back they must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland. And while she's there, what she discovers about herself, her powers, and her family, will change everything...

Brooklyn Brujas Series:

  • Labyrinth Lost (Book 1): Alex's story--set in the mythical fantasy world of Los Lagos
  • Bruja Born (Book 2): Lula's story--urban fantasy set on the streets of Brooklyn
  • Wayward Witch (Book 3): Rose's story--set in the magical lost realm of Adas

Perfect for fans of:

  • Teen LGBTQ books
  • Latin American fiction
  • Witch books
  • Myths & legends
  • Dark fantasy quests

Praise for Labryinth Lost:
An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016's Best YA SFF of 2016
A Bustle Best Book of 2016 Selection
A Paste Magazine Best Books of 2016

" Labyrinth Lost] kicked incredible rise of non-hetero hexing."--Dahlia Adler,
"A richly Latin American, giddily exciting novel."--New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."--Janiel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492620945
ISBN-10: 1492620947
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Brooklyn Brujas