Lucha of the Night Forest

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Pub Date 21 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 21 Apr 2023

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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.
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...

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This YA fantasy novel follows Lucha Moya - an independent FMC whose primary goal is to protect her sister Lis.

Living in a bleak world where so many people - including her mother - have succumbed to their addiction to a forgetting drug called olvida, Lucha spends her days hunting beasts to make barely enough money to take her of herself and Lis.

When her sister strikes a detrimental bargain, Lucha's life changes drastically as she sets out on a difficult journey involving forgotten magic, ancient dieties, a beautiful but suspicious acolyte, and a dangerous forest with a mind of its own.

Personally, I found that while the first half of this story was interesting, I LOVED the second half and could not put the book down once I got to it.

Lucha is a strong, single-minded MC who will do anything to protect her sister, and I really admired the clear-cut purpose with which she approached every situation.

Additionally, this book did a really great job of presenting multiple antagonists and weaving them in a complicated web of faith, religion, strategy, and magic.

I loved the energy Paz brought to the story and seeing how her side of the story played out was incredibly intriguing!

Paz and Lucha made a great pairing and, I won't spoil anything, but I am obsessed with the writing and events of the last seven chapters.

I can't wait to see what comes next for Lucha!

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