Nocturna

Nocturna

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 fac Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a power...

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Title:Nocturna
Author:Maya Motayne
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Nocturna
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Nocturna Reviews

  • Cinda
    Dec 30, 2018
    Welcome to San Cristobal, a Latinx kingdom laced with magic and grappling with homegrown treachery and a colonial past. When the true heir to the throne is assassinated, reluctant Prince Alfehr joins forces with a chameleon of a street thief to save the kingdom from an ancient evil. In...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Oct 23, 2017
    1/10/19 So looks like the book title got changed into the series title =\ On another note, cover reveal please! --- 7/6/18 We have a release date! Woo! --- Latin-American setting and a face-changing thief? Yup, I am in! ...
  • Emily May
    Dec 29, 2018
    ARC provided in exchange for honest review ? ...
  • Giselle
    Apr 16, 2019
    A fun read! A world very well developed, full of magic, darkness, and mystery. It's also unique and well thought-out. Action from start to finish with flawed characters who are an unlikely pair that end up being the perfect match. Full review to come. ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 20, 2019
    Stopped at about 35 percent in. The set up for the story is great, although it definitely took all of that 35 percent to actually get kicked off. However, at the crucial moments of action, the main motivations of two characters seemed to depart from what was previously established....
  • Julie
    Dec 19, 2018
    DO. NOT. MISS. THIS. ?This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. NOCTURNA is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.? - Julie C. D...
  • ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
    Jan 11, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I'm so happy~ ...
  • Jackie
    Nov 17, 2018
    It?s always a good sign when finishing a book that your first thought is of getting your hands on the sequel! ?Nocturna? begins with a card game where a masked Prince works to win the books he needs to master dark magic and bring his brother back from the dead against a thief...
  • Matthew
    Mar 05, 2019
    Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton who sent me an early copy of Nocturna in exchange for an honest review! Finn is a thief who can change her face. Alfie is a prince that was never meant to be king until the assassination of his brother changed his destiny forever. Desperately tryi...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 08, 2019
    Review to come! ...
  • Shalini | Book Rambler
    Apr 22, 2019
    "The magic poured life into the images, showing his people swathed in bright colors, prospering and using magic freely." This is the first Latinx fantasy I've ever read and to put it mildly, I was blown away by Nocturna. This is a story about a prince and a thief who become allies t...
  • Angelica
    Mar 03, 2019
    JUST found out that this is based on the author's DOMINICAN HERITAGE! I literally can't right now! I have never seen a fantasy written either by a Dominican, or set in the Dominican Republic and my nerdy Dominican self is so here for it! I'm actually dying right now! This book just got...
  • Hollis
    Apr 25, 2019
    Man I'm really getting hit with a lot of these YA fantasy three star series starters right now. Not that three stars are bad, as we forever have to remind ourselves.. "Alfie says your trade is thieving goods, but you seem just as adept at thieving hearts." "Was that as embarrassing...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 18, 2019
    April Fairyloot Box. Click on the link under picture to see all of the goodies! THE GOODIES ...
  • J. Taylor
    Apr 23, 2019
    Romance-2.5 I don't ship it, don't hate it, it's fine. Would have loved more focus on family relationships since there was barely any of that. Characters- 3 I like them all but they're not stand out characters to me that I love. There was just something missing. World Building-...
  • Danielle
    Mar 20, 2019
    Nocturna is by far, BY FAR, the worst book I have read this year. Granted, it's only March, but even if another book displaces this as my most despised of 2019, it will remain amongst the top three at the very least. Basically, this book is just a Latinx , poorly written copy of the...
  • Thalia
    Aug 19, 2018
    This book is an incredible debut full of awesome characters, adventure, and incredible world-building. It's also an important and engaging addition to the YA fantasy genre because of the way Motayne uses the genre itself and its tropes to explore intense but necessary themes like a cou...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Nov 18, 2018
    The writing is so lyrical and the magic in this book is so vivid ? also Finn and Alfie are simply perfect. I never wanted this story to end; it was one of those books that made me want to read as slow as possible to savour every word. ...
  • شيماء ✨
    Apr 12, 2019
    ? The book trailer is out and you can watch it here! ? The day may come when I stumble upon a book with a pretty cover and not immediately add it to my TBR but it is not this day. Also, this is set in a Latinx-inspired world and it's about a face-shifting thief and a prince w...
  • Kristina Forest
    Aug 09, 2018
    I've been lucky enough to read NOCTURNA, and let me tell you, you guys are not ready for this book! Although you definitely need to get ready because Maya Motayne has crafted a brand new and intriguing fantasy world. This story is filled with adventure, *secrets*, and complex and fully...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Jan 04, 2019
    WOW I LOVED ...
  • Dannii Elle
    Mar 08, 2019
    A face-shifting thief, who steals more than just food and coin to survive but also the faces of those she meets, and a prince, with a magical doorknob to lead him directly to wherever he wants in the world, combine in an unprecedented interweaving of fates. The former, Finn Voy, see...
  • Alaina
    Apr 18, 2019
    Just got this book in my fairyloot box ?? ...
  • Lena
    Mar 06, 2019
    I'm convinced that this is the book Fairyloot is going to feature in their April "Dark Magic" box and I'm so here for it *_* ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 28, 2017
    "Set in a Latin-American inspired kingdom based in part on the author's Dominican heritage, the first book follows a face-changing thief and a grief-stricken prince as they race to vanquish a dark magic they have accidentally unleashed." This looks so awesome. ...
  • Sea Reads
    Mar 17, 2019
    DNF at 35%. Over-the-top similarities to A Darker Shade of Magic with a writing style I could not get into (loads of awkward and poorly placed info-dumping, telling instead of showing, etc.), and a Celaena Sardothien style female MC who swears all the time and that's how you're supp...
  • julia ♥
    Apr 26, 2019
    I. AM. SHOOK. 5/5, full review to come. I LOVE ALFIE AND FINN SO MUCH..... PLEASE ...
  • Jessica McKenna
    Apr 16, 2019
    Any unabashedly good reviews of this book must be from people who either have never read V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic Trilogy, or who do not care when a book's entire plot is lifted from another source. Several sources, in fact. Because beyond the egregious ripping-off of Schwab's ...
  • helena
    Feb 19, 2019
    release date: july (brazilian edition) A LATINX-INSPIRED FANTASY????? IS IT CHRISTMAS?????? ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 25, 2019
    3.5 Consumed by grief for his presumed-dead older brother, Prince Alfehr, the now heir to the throne, disappeared to the travel the seas. Now, several months later, he has returned home, determined to discover a way to bring his brother back. His mission leads his world to collide w...