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
Edition Language
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Nocturna Reviews

  • Sara
    Aug 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

    2019 might end up being the year of disappointing books. Nocturna was problematic yet I still found it entertaining, and I will admit that I enjoyed reading it. You might be wondering why such a low rating then? It's because I have a big problem with authors who take the exact sto...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Jul 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

    2019 might end up being the year of disappointing books. Nocturna was problematic yet I still found it entertaining, and I will admit that I enjoyed reading it. You might be wondering why such a low rating then? It's because I have a big problem with authors who take the exact sto...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

  • jessica
    Jul 13, 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

    2019 might end up being the year of disappointing books. Nocturna was problematic yet I still found it entertaining, and I will admit that I enjoyed reading it. You might be wondering why such a low rating then? It's because I have a big problem with authors who take the exact sto...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

  • .
    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

    ?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...

  • Karima chermiti
    Aug 01, 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

  • Morgan
    Aug 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

    2019 might end up being the year of disappointing books. Nocturna was problematic yet I still found it entertaining, and I will admit that I enjoyed reading it. You might be wondering why such a low rating then? It's because I have a big problem with authors who take the exact sto...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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 ...

  • Renee Godding
    Jul 29, 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

  • 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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

  • readbyray
    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...

    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...

    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finn is a shapeshifter, a thief and a trickster. She steals faces, loosing herself amongst the crowds to keep one step ahead. Until her luck runs out, and she?s forced to steal treasure or loose her powers forever. ...

    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... ho...

    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...

    2.5/5 stars Rounded down for the complete lack of originality. This was very (very )standard tropish YA fantasy and I was a little disappointed. Nothing quite wrong with it but nothing special either... I?d be lying if I said I didn?t get exactly what I was expecting going ...

    Ugh another book that I never reviewed or rated. Nocturna was a book that I got from my Fairyloot box. I was really excited because the synopsis sounded amazing. Heck, I even got a buddy to read this with and yet - I feel like something was missing. In it, you will meet Alfie and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I really wanted to like this one but unfortunately, it was a chore to get through and just didn't hold my attention. Full review to come. ...

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

    Perfect for fans of A Darker Shade of Magic, Nocturna is a story that takes familiar YA fantasy elements and makes them addictive and fun. Truth to be told, I didn?t have great expectations going into the story but I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed and loved this book....

    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!! ...

    2019 might end up being the year of disappointing books. Nocturna was problematic yet I still found it entertaining, and I will admit that I enjoyed reading it. You might be wondering why such a low rating then? It's because I have a big problem with authors who take the exact sto...

    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...

    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...