I know, I know. I am VERY LATE to this party.
I was worried about the hype, and some of the less-than-enthusiastic reviews I’d read. I put it off and said I would read it until eventually it was £1.99 on Kindle and well. There was no excuse.
I have officially eaten my words. Labyrinth Lost is brilliant.
Alex doesn’t want to be a bruja. She sees the pain it has brought to her family, and wants out. She decides that on her Deathday (like a Quinceañera) that she will refuse her magic and join the normal world. However, La Mama and El Papa have a different fate planned for her…
I thought that the world-building was pretty good. There was just enough new information for me (and Alex) to be dealing with, whilst also getting to know the characters and the general world of the Brooklyn Bruja/os. And, to be honest, I don’t get why people complained about how confusing Los Lagos was. It is a bit of a Wonderland – too much logic would have been entirely beside the point.
This is also the first love-triangle that I have ever been interested in. EVER. And that’s because Alejandra has to choose between mysterious bad-boy Nova, or her longtime friend Rishi. I’ve never read a bisexual love-triangle before, and I can tell you now, I am never going to be satisfied with a straight one again. I was so gripped by Alex’s choice – and let’s just say that I am very interested to see where her relationships go in the next book.
If you were being all cynical about the hype, just like me – buy it. Give it a chance. I can almost guarantee that you’re going to fall in love.