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324 pages, Hardcover
First published September 6, 2016
❝We all get scared and want to turn away, but it isn’t always strength that makes you stay. Strength is also making the decision to change your destiny.❞
He holds her.
She saves him.
He saves her.
He wants her.
He loves her.
“Spells are for witches. Brujas do cantos.
All brujas are witches but not all witches are brujas.”
“That’s the thing, my love. Even if you don’t think of the dead, the dead are thinking of you.”
“Not all loves are meant to last forever. Some burn like fire until there is nothing left but ash and black ink on skin.”
“Death is the most sure but unexpected part about life. It’s almost up there with love. It’s bound to happen, but how and when—now that’s the tricky part.”
“But the labyrinth has a way of taking you in and never letting go. It is a dark place, a damned place.”
Love is Lula. Love is my mom. Love is Rose. Love is in this power that I never asked for but courses through my veins like the blood of my ancestors.
I’m not the encantrix everyone thought I would be. Right now, I’m just a girl, and there is also magic in that.
I wonder what it's like in other households during breakfast. Do their condiment shelves share space with consecrated cemetery dirt and blue chicken feet? Do their mothers pray to ancient gods before they leave for work every morning? Do they keep the index finger bones of their ancestors in red velvet pouches to ward off thieves?
I'm just a girl, and there is also magic in that.