Review: Book: Nocturna-Maya Motagne


Title: Nocturna

Series: Forgery of Magic #1

Author’s Name: Maya Motagne

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: YA Dark Fantasy

Page Count: 480 Pages

ISBN: 978-0062842732

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Nocturna

Link to Goodreads: Nocturna

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

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 face, and that’s exactly how she likes it. But when Finn 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. But Alfie can’t help but feel that he will never live up to his brother’s 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 Alfie’s fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power—which, if not contained, will devour the world. 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.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. It has been while since I have read a story of magic, adventure, and end of the world danger. I like Alfie for he is just a great and complex character. Finn was a strange and magical character. They have to find a way to contain the evil that they let loose on the world. That two souls that have to join forces to try and fix issues in their lives. It is a lot of craziness and deep and dark.

tw Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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