Thorndike Press


  • Maya Motayne
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432879243
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879242
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 2.05 lbs ( .93 kgs)
  • 800 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2021

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Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [2]

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.



Nocturna (Book 2)

After joining forces to save Castallan from an ancient magical evil, Alfie and Finn haven’t seen each other in months. Alfie is finally stepping up to his role as heir and preparing for an International Peace Summit, while Finn is reveling in her freedom from Ignacio. That is, until she’s unexpectedly installed as the new leader of one of Castallan’s powerful crime syndicates. Then the mysterious organization responsible for Alfie’s brother’s murder resurfaces — and their newest target is the summit. Finn and Alfie are forced to work together to follow the assassins’ trail and preserve Castallan’s hopes for peace. Will they be able to stop these sinister foes before a new war threatens their kingdom?

Age Range: 13-17 | Grade Level: 8-9 | Lexile Measure: NA


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.”

— Booklist

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

— School Library Journal

“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