Wednesday, March 08, 2023

#BookReview: Lucha of the Night Forest by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Synopsis: An edge-of-your-seat fantasy about a girl who will do anything to protect her sister--even if it means striking a dangerous bargain. Dark forces, forgotten magic, and a heart-stopping queer romance make this young adult novel a must-read.

A scorned god.
A mysterious acolyte.
A forgetting drug.
A dangerous forest.
One girl caught between the freedom she always wanted and a sister she can't bear to leave behind.
Under the cover of the Night Forest, will Lucha be able to step into her own power...or will she be consumed by it?

This gorgeous and fast-paced fantasy novel from acclaimed author Tehlor Kay Mejia is brimming with adventure, peril, romance, and family bonds--and asks what it means for a teen girl to become fully herself.


Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: Unfortunately, this one was a mess in certain places.  Timelines were off in how they were described and it just made it hard to follow.  I did enjoy the characters and their situation but with the writing the way it sets just didn't work for me.  It made parts very confusing and overall choppy. 


"[This] story is inspiring and empowering, existing in the intersections between destiny and choice, history and myth, with strong roots in family bonds as well as a budding queer romance."—Kirkus Reviews

“Lyrical prose and fiercely characterized protagonists make up the heart of this propulsive fantasy adventure by Mejia (Miss Meteor)." —Publishers Weekly

"Mejia has created a hauntingly beautiful fantasy for the ages. I'm in love with every lyrical page."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter

A gripping journey into the unknown, rooted in sisterhood, steeped in ancient peril, and sown with romance."—Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

"What's really 
extraordinary is Mejia's message of empowerment. . . that no matter how dark the forest, we can always choose our path."—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Guilded Wolves--This text refers to the library edition.

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