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Is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back even if it means dabbling in forbidden magicBut when Finn and Alfie’s fates collide they accidentally unlock a terrible ancient power which if not contained will devour the world And with Castallan’s fate in their hands Alfie and Finn must race to vanuish what they have unleashed even if it means facing the deepest darkness in their pas. review to come but i really enjoyed this one 3 ✨ Content and Trigger Warnings murder blood manipulation abuse suicide slavery loss of a loved one thank you so much JohelyBlog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko fi | Spotify | TwitchThis was our September 2020 pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club 🐉☕

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NocturnaSet in a Latinx inspired world a face changing thief and a risk taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashedTo Finn Voy magic is two things a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses herand a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaksAs a talented faceshifter it’s been years since Finn has seen her own face and that’s exactly how sh. April Fairyloot Box Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodiesTHE GOODIESDamn it Damn it Damn it I was hoping to love this book It’s so pretty inside and out the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn’t like it much And I hated that one of the main characters name was shortened to the nickname of Alfie Felt like I was reading the movie A Christmas Story but with Alfie instead of Ralphie Don’t ask I’m weird I’m sure this book will be for lots of people just not for me 😕Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

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Nocturna Summary Ï 107 Ì ➮ [Read] ➪ Nocturna By Maya Motayne ➺ – Set in a Latinx inspired world a face changing thief and a risk taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashedTo Finn Voy magic is two things a knife to hold under th Set in a Latinx inspired world a face chE likes it But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster she’s forced into an impossible mission steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s royal palace or be stripped of her magic foreverAfter the murder of his older brother Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s legacy Riddled with grief Alfie. I had hoped to love this book And yet somewhere deep in my little heart I knew knew almost for certain that I wouldn’t That it was almost too good to be trueNow I’ve read it and lo and behold I did not in fact love this bookSome of you may or may not know this about me but I am Dominican I was born and partially raised in The Dominican Republic a small Spanish speaking island in the Carribean where the sun always shines and the beaches are always blue So to hear that an author was going to write a fantasy novel based on her Dominican heritage I was nothing if not completely on boardSo you can only imagine how disappointed I was when this book was only superficially Latinx and could have otherwise been set in any generic European esue kingdomThe book talked about some Hispanic foods sweet plantains which I love the adobo seasoned chicken and some other things It used Spanish words for magic which I gotta say doesn’t sound as magical when you actually speak the language Alfie would say magic words like “Alargar” and “Parar” and magic would happen except that these are the Spanish verbs ‘to elongate’ and ‘to stop’ and those don’t sound all that magical when you think about it But it can’t be helped I suppose It’s not the book’s fault that I’m not impressed by Spanish words Overall culturally there wasn’t much to distinguish it from every other fantasy out thereThe bible says that there is “no new thing under the sun” So I don’t so much look for originality in plot lines but rather for the execution of said plots because let’s be real most books fall under the same plotlines and the same tropes and character outlines and still we read themThat said there has been an overwhelming amount of people comparing this book to A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab to the point that they claim that Nocturna is nothing than a blatant rip offI read ADSOM a few years ago and didn’t love it It was an ok book for me and I really didn’t like Laila Bard I had barely remembered that book while reading this one if I’m honest It wasn’t until I started reading some people’s reviews that I began to think back on the other story and point out some similarities And trust me there are many similarities in plot characterization magic and even the endingBut as I mentioned there is no new thing under the sun Had this book executed that plot in a enjoyable way I wouldn’t have minded as much But alas it did notThe writing in this book is pretty decent It’s not amazing but it was easy to read There were some moments that felt a little info dumpish but that’s the way it is with fantasy sometimes The characters are alright I found that their motivations shifted rather uickly though They also made a lot of uestionable choices but what YA character doesn’tThere is a shift in the plot that I didn’t expect It started out as being about one thing mostly Alfie finding his brother but then that takes a back seat and the plot became about something else This is also a thing that happens a lot in books and doesn’t really bother me so long as the change in the plot is engaging and it all connects in the end I’m not sure how well this book pulled that offOverall I liked that this was a Latinx fantasy or that it tried to be Latin American culture is extremely diverse The Carribean Islands have a culture unlike Central America which is different in culture from South America and all the individual countries are so rich with history and culture and traditions and it’s beautiful We’ve seen a lot of Asian fantasy lately and African fantasy is on the rise and I’m so happy about it Now I want to see some Latin American fantasy take the stage I want a book that fully throws you into the culture it’s depicting not just brushes the surface as I feel this book didSo yeah there you have it I don’t think this book lived up to what it could have been But maybe I’m just a hater Oh wellAlso y’all gotta check out this book trailer No offense but it’s actually kind of ridiculous how cringy it is It’s like a bad video game upload but with overly dramatic yet anticlimactic narrationTo see the trailer click HERE I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my ownFollow Me Here Too My Blog || Twitter || Bloglovin' || Instagram || Tumblr || Pinterest