**I’d like to thank Source Books & Raincoast Books for my ARC**
Genre: Young adult
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Publisher: Source Books
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 (3.5 stars)
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…
Magic transforms you. Magic changes you. Magic saves you. I want to still believe in all those things
I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either.
What I enjoyed..
- I really liked the whole idea of witches,curses, magic and paranormal beings.
- The characters were well developed with a good storyline.
- I particularly like that this story was immersed in the Hispanic culture and beliefs. I found that very interesting and something that is quite new to me.
So why didn’t I like it more?
What I didn’t like..
- The story slowed down when I was at the 30% mark, making it hard to stay focused.
- Although this was an easy read, it was a little more juvenile than I wanted it to be. It seemed more like a middle grade novel and not quite what I was looking for.
Like always, I am in the minority with books that everyone else seemed to love and this was just, meh for me. Maybe if this were made into a Netflix series/movie with some editing, it would or could be really great.
Have you read it? What did you think? Are there any books you’ve read where you thought if it was turned into a movie or series, it would actually be better than the novel?