Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
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.
Rating: I just wanted to take a moment to thank Sourcebooks Fire for sending me an advanced copy of this book for my honest review. This book should be available on September 6, 2016. So let me start off by saying that I truly stepped outside of my comfort zone when it comes to this book. After reading the synopsis I knew it had magic in it and it seemed like it was set in modern time. I rarely read these kinds of books and when I do I am usually very hesitant going in. With that being said, I will be giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The magic was amazing and I loved our main character Alex. The author takes you on a journey that reminded me a little of Splintered. Overall, this book was a great read and if you are looking for something with a little bit of magic and adventure then you will definitely enjoy his book.