Cover Reveal and Excerpt: BRUJA BORN by Zoraida Cordova

A healer’s attempt to resurrect her dead boyfriend goes awry in BRUJA BORN!

Zoraida Cordova‘s Labyrinth Lost brought urban fantasy and magical otherworlds together for a clever whirlwind adventure, and now the Mortiz family is back in Bruja Born!

The new novel (the second book in the Brooklyn Brujas series, though it works as a standalone companion rather than a sequel) follows Alex’s older sister, Lola, who has healing powers but still struggles to feel like an important part of her family of witches. Her saving grace is her boyfriend, Maks… until he dies in an untimely bus accident. But Lola is a healer and defying Death is her specialty, so she hatches a plan to bring Maks back from the dead. That can only go well, right?!

Bustle revealed the gorgeous cover for Bruja Born, along with an excerpt. Take a look!

They say El Corazón has two hearts:

the black thing in his chest

and the one he wears on his sleeve.

—­Tales of the Deos, Felipe Thomás San Justinio

This is a love story.

At least, it was, before my sister sent me to hell. Though technically, Los Lagos isn’t hell or the underworld. It’s another realm inhabited by creatures, spirits, and wonders I’d only read about in my family’s Book of Cantos. The place where I was kept—­where my whole family was imprisoned by a power-­hungry witch—­that was as close to hell as I hope I’ll ever get.

But that’s another story.

“Lula, you ready?” my sister Alex asks.

I stare at my open closet and can’t find the socks that go with my step team uniform. I riffle through bins of underwear and mismatched socks and costume jewelry.

“Lula?” Alex repeats, softly this time.

For the past seven or so months, Alex has been extra everything—­extra patient, extra loving, extra willing to do my chores. She means well, but she doesn’t understand how suffocating her attention is, how the quiet in her eyes drives a sick feeling in my gut because I’m trying to be okay for her, for our family and friends. I think I’ve gotten pretty good at faking it. But sometimes, like now, I snap.

“Give me a minute!”

I don’t mean to snap. Honestly. But everything that’s come out of my mouth lately has been hard and angry, and I don’t know how to make it stop. That’s not who I am. That’s not who I was before—


Bruja Born hits bookshelves on June 5, 2018. You can preorder it now via Amazon!

And if you’re a fan of matching covers, fear not. There’s also a new design for Labyrinth Lost!

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary