My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I've heard great things about this book, so I was looking forward to getting stuck into it.
Alex is a bruja. But unlike her two sisters, who embrace what they are, she's not interested in magic. Actually, as her Deathday approaches and she can feel the stain of her magic growing inside her, she decides to reject the power. And in the process sends her entire family to Los Lagos. A dark and mystical place where danger lurks and nothing is as it seems...
I was very excited about reading this book because I love stories about witches. And because of my background, I'm even more interested in stories that feature brujas.
There were a lot of great things about this story: the myths, the legends, the imagery, the friendship, the strong family ties, the fact that love is love and the strength of girls. But ultimately, I wasn't totally invested in Alex and her quest. The more I read, the less I liked her. The adventure in Los Lagos didn't captivate me as much as I thought it would. In fact, I felt it went for too long and I started losing interest. And Nova? Yeah. He annoyed the hell out of me all the way through. I did like Rishi, though. She was interesting, funny and cute. I liked her strong connection with Alex and loved what happened between them.
So, while I did enjoy this book, I just didn't love it. Which is a bit of a shame, because I was sure I would.