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Nocturna

  • Maya Motayne
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432879081
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879082
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 lbs ( .84 kgs)
  • 746 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020

About

Overview

A Sunday Times Bestselling Author
Nocturna Series (Book 1)

When faceshifter Finn Voy gets caught by a powerful mobster, she’s forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan’s 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. Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring his brother back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic. But when Finn and Alfie’s fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power. And with Castallan’s 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.

Age Range: 12-13 | Grade Level: 8-9 | Lexile Measure: NA

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“What makes Motayne’s debut title singular and special is that her kingdom is Latinx, with brown-skinned, curly-haired people and Spanish sprinkled throughout. . . . Cinematic, plentiful action as well as intriguing protagonists will pull many a fantasy reader, and the richly detailed world will keep them reading.”

— ALA Booklist

“This fantasy set in a Latinx kingdom explores the lasting effects of childhood trauma, the destructive potential of grief, and the redemptive power of love. . . . the stakes are high, Finn and Alfie’s reluctant attraction rings true, and a gratifying conclusion paves the way for book two.”

— Publishers Weekly

“A promising debut with unique magic and two strong protagonists among a varied ensemble cast.”

— School Library Journal