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Nocturna
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
The first in a sweeping and epic own voices debut fantasy trilogyset in a stunning Latinx-inspired worldabout a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince who must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Leigh Bardugo, and V. E. Schwab. To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses herand a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks. As a talented faceshifter, its been years since Finn has seen her own face, and thats exactly how she likes it. But when Finn gets caught by a powerful mobster, shes forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallans royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever. After the murder of his older brother, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But Alfie cant help but feel that he will never live up to his brothers legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic. But when Finn and Alfies fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient powerwhich, if not contained, will devour the world. And with Castallans fate in their hands, Alfie and Finn must race to vanquish what they have unleashed, even if it means facing the deepest darkness in their pasts.
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Mehso-so

I was really excited for this ya, but I really struggled through it. It took me a while to get into it. I liked the magic, but the plot never totally worked for me.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Pickpick

So I REALLY loved the second half of this book. It was a bit of a clunky start for me but I ADORE Finn as a mc. She's such an enjoyable POV! Things really picked up about midway once a clear conflict and solution was lined up along with alliances. The magic system was really cool. I'd love to be able to shape shift! THAT BEING SAID, this book has been written before. Tons of traditional YA elements in here. Characters & setting sets it apart!

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LouBeth
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Pickpick

The magic system is so interesting and I loved the main characters. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Can't wait to see what they get up to next.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Got half way into this beauty today!

Tera66 Beautiful cover! Love the nail polish color too! 2mo
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MartinaLove
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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As anyone read this book. 🙂
If yes did you like it?

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Lucy_Anywhere
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Pickpick

I enjoyed Nocturna a lot more than I expected to. Maybe it was the two glasses of wine, but I really enjoyed this Latino YA fantasy. Honestly, it felt like a Disney film from the 90s; fun characters, an action-packed plot, unexpected dark moments, and moments that just hit me in the feels.

#fantasy #youngadult

mcipher Disney film from the 90s?!?? Sign me up! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere @mcipher that's what I thought when I read it! Or it could have been the wine 🍷😂 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Solid start on the #24B4Monday readathon - not as long as I hoped, but I got tempted out for a caña or two!

Andrew65 A good start. 👏 3mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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I'm packing and leaving Spain in two weeks, and I need to get some of my books read before they go back into boxes! The #24B4Monday challenge is exactly the push I need. Happy reading, folks

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 that sounds very exciting! I hope you have safe travels sweetie ❤️😘 4mo
Andrew65 Sounds perfect, good luck with the Readathon and your reading, not to mention the move! 😊👍 4mo
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IndyHannaJones
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
Pickpick

Ok, I know this one has recieved some...uh...criticism...but overall, I found it enjoyable. Although, tge word 'maldito' could've been used waaay less.

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rroeme
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Mehso-so

So this book isn‘t bad. But it‘s almost like a middle school book trying really hard to be YA. My biggest pet peeve is the over use of maldito. Almost every page has it at least once.

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IndyHannaJones
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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(Not pictures...my husband: 'TAKE THE PICTURE!? IS THIS FOR LITSY?')
I'm getting a serious 'A Darker Shade of Magic' vibe from this which is awesome.

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Shay_1113
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Words can‘t express how much I LOVE my first LitJoy crate! It‘s pure book magic! Can‘t wait to read Nocturna!

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monogamist_reader
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Panpan

A bad copy of A Darker Shade of Magic... I had to skim a lot, which I'm not happy about because it messed up my bookly statistics. This book was super boring though... 1 🌟.
#ireadya #bookworm #bookaddict #reading #fairyloot

SiriGuruDevSingh Oh, good to know! I ALMOST cover-bought this one last week! I‘ll skip it now, thanks❤️ 5mo
monogamist_reader @SiriGuruDevSingh the cover is beautiful! I know other people like it so... It could be me 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! Thank you for the review! I almost got this book the other week! 4mo
monogamist_reader @BooknerdsLife you are welcome :) 4mo
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LauraWeasley
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Mehso-so

This is a hard one to rate, because I feel pretty torn... I really enjoyed this book, I loved the writing, and I adored the main characters. But I have a real issue with how similar the story is to V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic series. It did not impact me too much while I was reading because it wasn't too obvious, at least to me. But now I've read other reviews (some even calling it a blatant rip-off) and I wonder how I didn't see it before. 😟

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IndyHannaJones
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Well I just started this and I have to say I am pretty damn intrigued. I love the world building so far. I'm loving all these Latinx books coming out.

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monogamist_reader
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Starting this one today. Hopefully I can get out of my book hangover.
The cover is sooo beautiful 😍😍
#bookcoverporn #fairyloot #bookaddict #ireadya #YAFantasy

wanderinglynn That is a beautiful cover! 💜 5mo
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Cailey_Mac
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Almost finished with book #2 for #bfc !

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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LauraWeasley
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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"We all carry good and bad within us, light and dark. That is what makes us human. And remember, no matter how far into the darkness we may fall, it is never too late to seek the light." ~ Paloma

So behind in the FairyLoot readalong this time because the last few days have been crazy busy, but I'm really enjoying this book. And I'm in love with this gorgeous edition!

P.S.: After seeing this print I can't help but picture Alfie Enoch as MC Alfie.

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IndyHannaJones
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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My husband is going to buy me a book for Dog Mom Day. I'm thinking this one. To Barnes and Noble! Maybe I'll get a backrub too!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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Ga! *Shriek* Omg it's so good damn pretty in person! My preorder came in real early!

Traci1 Gorgeous! ❤ 5mo
Itchyfeetreader This is so very pretty 5mo
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