Bruja Born Blog Tour (Giveaway and Excerpt)

Praise for Bruja Born

“Córdova keeps the flame on high as Lula and her sisters strike risky deals and face demons…Fantasy and zombie fans looking for flavor — organ-meat, in particular — will not leave disappointed.” —The New York Times

“Córdova blows the world of the “Brooklyn Brujas” series wide open…A fast-paced story sure to appeal to fans of the original and urban fantasy.” —School Library Journal

“An exciting read with a wonderful Latinx feel woven throughout.” —Kirkus

“Córdova is a fantastic storyteller! The continual world building is great… The Mortiz Sisters are a feisty, powerful trio and their bond unbreakable.” — Kim Brock, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH)

Summary:

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, including Maks. 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…

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Bruja Born ★★★★☆

33918887.jpgThree 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, including Maks. 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…

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Where do I even start with this wonderfulness?

After the events of Labyrinth Lost, Lula Mortiz (sister to Alex) is still healing, not only physically but mentally. Her sisters heal her each day before school, but it’s not enough to get her through.

I loved watching Lula struggle. After the accident, when she sees… someone… the plot really starts rolling. Lula’s desire to save her boyfriend, to cling to something normal in the wake of her magical life, felt truly human.

We were also introduced more to magical Brooklyn and the community of witches, among other things. Meeting the Elders and talking more with outcast witches built the world out past Los Lagos (where we spent book one) and also gave us some more rules for the the Mortiz girls to break.

The middle sags ever so slightly but it’s well worth the read. I laughed, I considered crying (as you all well know I am a heartless monster so I didn’t actually cry), and I happily add it to our BookRecs category.

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Pub Date: June 5th, 2018

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Jessica’ March TBR

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For Review

34728667Title: Children of Blood and Bone
Author(s): Tomi Adeyemi
Pub Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Buy Links: Amazon . B&N

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

Maggie’s February TBR

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I keep making the mistake of requesting more and more ARCs even though I haven’t finished the ones on my list…

But with The Belles coming out in a few days and Reign of the Fallen out already, I can hopefully breeze through my February ARCs so I can get to the ones I’m most excited about, like…

Jessica’s February TBR

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A few titles are back on my TBR after the holidays and with the semester starting. I’m trying to read more middle grade this semester since I feel like I haven’t touched a lot of it. And I have three ARCs on the list. If anyone has any good, recent, sci-fi bookrecs, please leave them in the comments!