Bruja Born by Zoraida CordovaBruja Born by Zoraida Cordova

Bruja Born

byZoraida Cordova

Picture Books | June 5, 2018

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Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.
Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.
Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, includingMaks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn't the only one who's been brought back?
Brooklyn Brujas Series:
Labryinth Lost (Book 1)
Bruja Born (Book 2)
Praise for Labyrinth Lost:
A Bustle Best Book
A NPR Top YA Book
A Paste Magazine BestBook
A richly Latin American, giddily exciting novel." -The New York Times
"The best new series of the year." -Paste Magazine
"This work is a magical journey from start to finish? " -School Library Journal, starred review

Zoraida Cordova is the award-winning author of The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her n...
Title:Bruja BornFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:June 5, 2018Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:149265065X

ISBN - 13:9781492650652


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life A very different tone than the first book. Which sadly when starting this book I realized how much I'd forgotten, but really didn't have the time to reread. Anyhow, this is a much more supernatural sequel. Think of the sisters as zombie hunters, in a way. Lula does some serious canto(like Alex in the first one) that gets them into much trouble and chaos ensues. I truly like this series. The sisters have a great and dynamic relationship. The Ecuadorian/Latinx culture, lifestyle and myths are super interesting. These girls are some kickass Brujas.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Sequel Better Than the Original First, I much mention right out the gate that I much preferred this novel in comparison to "Labyrinth Lost". One of my biggest issues with the original novel was that I became confused in how the different language was used with the assumption that the reader would simply understand. That issue was resolved in this sequel and it was done amazingly well, allowing a different language to be integrated in the story with small explanations subtly coinciding with their use. As well, I really enjoyed the plot of this sequel. It was different, intriguing, and very emotional. I didn't know what to predict for the ending as the decision Lula had to make was an extremely difficult one and I could not predict whether there could be a possible solution. Unfortunately, I felt that as much as the story and plot started out strong in the beginning, my attention did seem to peter out midway through and I was losing my focus. Eventually, the story gathered my attention again but that was nearing the end of the book. It just read kind of slow halfway through. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in this trilogy which I'm imagining to be coming from Rose's point of view. She's such a complex character (all the sisters are though) with complex powers so I'm excited to learn more about her. ***Thank you to Raincoast Books and Sourcebooks for sending me this advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Enthralling Sequel Last year I read the first book in the Brooklyn Brujas series, Labyrinth Lost. It was a magical romp through a world that drew upon both Alice in Wonderland and real-world folklore that felt like something entirely new. When I finished that book, I had a huge grin on my face, the satisfaction of discovering a new story world and author that I loved. When I finished Bruja Born, however, I was sobbing. Don't get me wrong- this book is just as exquisitely crafted as the first, and meticulously expands the mythology and magic system while providing more backstory for the supporting characters(the Deos! Nova's grandma! Rose's powers! Where Mr. Mortiz went for seven years!). However, I wouldn't call it enjoyable as much as cathartic. Lula's journey of healing after not only her trauma in Los Lagos but also surviving a horrific car accident in which she lost her boyfriend and entire social circle was a deeply affecting one for me. Yes, this is technically a zombie, or 'casimuerto', book, but it is also a story about PTSD, sisterhood, depression, grief, lost love and so much more. Lula is haunted by the deity of death, La Muerte, who insists she must undo the damage she has done by resurrecting her boyfriend and his teammates, and yet even with this eldritch creature haunting her, she must fight to be able to let go.This book is what paranormal urban fantasy should be. And it was refreshing to read a YA book that focused on sibling bonds over romance. Anyways, I loved this. It took me a while to adjust to Lula as a narrator, but I adore her, and I can't wait for Rose's book and to explore the faerie realm with her. Digital ARC provided by Net Galley
Date published: 2018-05-19