A little bit Charmed and a whole lot of originality, Zoraida Córdova’s Labyrinth Lost is an absolute thrill of a novel with storytelling as magic as the world inside. It’s a unique story about family, identity, and what it means to have and accept power.
Alex shines as an incredibly developed protagonist who is neither perfect nor overly flawed. She’s as real as can be with a strong mind and heart, and a vivid voice to boot. I loved learning about her family and their community of brujas through her eyes.
The world is incredibly detailed and colorful, especially Los Lagos, and Córdova reveals each aspect with skill and ease. The worldbuilding never takes over the narrative thread, which makes this a smooth and engaging read all around.
As for the romance, there’s a bisexual love triangle that is executed just as skillfully as the worldbuilding, and for once I enjoyed both love interests!
Overall, Labyrinth Lost proves yet again why Córdova is an important voice in the YA world and a force to be reckoned with. This is a must-read at its finest.