Nocturna

Nocturna

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 unleashed. To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her?and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks. As a talented faceshifter, it?s been years since Finn has seen her own fac Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a power...

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Title:Nocturna
Author:Maya Motayne
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Nocturna
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Nocturna Reviews

  • Cinda
    Dec 30, 2018

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

  • Shelley
    Apr 30, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

  • Emily May
    Dec 29, 2018

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

  • Giselle
    Apr 16, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

  • Lisa
    Jan 20, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....

  • Julie
    Dec 19, 2018

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

  • ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
    Jan 11, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Apr 30, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    May 21, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Apr 27, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 08, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

  • Angelica
    Mar 03, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

  • Hollis
    Apr 25, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

  • Cindee
    Jun 05, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

  • J. Taylor
    Apr 23, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

  • Alexandra
    May 02, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....

    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank Harper Collins Canada for the book. This is an advanced reader's copy and quotes are subject to change.* ???? Wow, this was one epic ride. It has been a long time since I have ...

    2.5 I enjoyed the writing and the author is very talented but the story just wasn?t for me. I didn?t care for the characters or the plot and skimmed most of the book, especially towards the end. I think this will be a favourite for some people but that sadly isn?t me. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* A Latinx inspired world, Spanish words which I could understand (after learning said-Spanish) and characters that made me love them and root for them, despite the wrong c...

  • Danielle
    Mar 20, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

  • Thalia
    Aug 19, 2018

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....

    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank Harper Collins Canada for the book. This is an advanced reader's copy and quotes are subject to change.* ???? Wow, this was one epic ride. It has been a long time since I have ...

    2.5 I enjoyed the writing and the author is very talented but the story just wasn?t for me. I didn?t care for the characters or the plot and skimmed most of the book, especially towards the end. I think this will be a favourite for some people but that sadly isn?t me. ...

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books* A Latinx inspired world, Spanish words which I could understand (after learning said-Spanish) and characters that made me love them and root for them, despite the wrong c...

    This book is an incredible debut full of awesome characters, adventure, and incredible world-building. It's also an important and engaging addition to the YA fantasy genre because of the way Motayne uses the genre itself and its tropes to explore intense but necessary themes like a cou...

  • Amanda
    May 07, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

  • mahana
    Apr 25, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Apr 12, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

  • Samidha Kalia
    Apr 26, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....

    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank Harper Collins Canada for the book. This is an advanced reader's copy and quotes are subject to change.* ???? Wow, this was one epic ride. It has been a long time since I have ...

  • Dannii Elle
    Mar 08, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

  • Alaina
    Apr 18, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

  • Sea Reads
    Mar 17, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

  • julia ♥
    Apr 26, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

  • Jessica McKenna
    Apr 16, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

  • beth ✨
    May 20, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...

    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...

    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...

    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...

    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...

    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....

    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank Harper Collins Canada for the book. This is an advanced reader's copy and quotes are subject to change.* ???? Wow, this was one epic ride. It has been a long time since I have ...

    2.5 I enjoyed the writing and the author is very talented but the story just wasn?t for me. I didn?t care for the characters or the plot and skimmed most of the book, especially towards the end. I think this will be a favourite for some people but that sadly isn?t me. ...

  • helena
    Feb 19, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

  • Nick
    May 31, 2019

    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...

    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 true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...

    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...

    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...

    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...

    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...

    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...

    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...

    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...

    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...

    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...

    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...

    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...

    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...

    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...

    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...

    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...