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...
  • Shelley
    Apr 30, 2019
    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Nocturna is author Maya Motayne's debut novel. It is the first in what the publisher is claiming will be a fantasy trilogy. Goodreads has this listed as part of the A Forgery of Magic trilogy, but the publi...
  • 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 (Thank you!). DNF at 50% (and hence I will not rate it). In a world ruled by different kinds of magic, Alfie is a Prince, Finn is a Thief and due to a dangerous card game, they end up meeting. Alfie kn...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Apr 30, 2019
    Title: Nocturna Series: A Forgery of Magic #1 Author: Maya Motayne Release date: May 7, 2019 Genre: YA fantasy There were several things that attracted me to trying out this book: It's the first in a new series, the Latinx inspired worldbuilding, the face changing thief, and ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    May 21, 2019
    BIG OLD YIKES! It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book and I was so excited to have a Fantasy book with an all Latinx cast. Sadly, this book has one big issue that I need to talk about. This book is about a prince and a thief in a magical wor...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Apr 27, 2019
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz LATINX WORLD! Yeah, so I've lived among Latin people for years and love the food, culture and language. It really excited me to read that we'd get a fantasy world inspired by a rarely seen culture. And come one... how...
  • jessica
    Jul 13, 2019
    ugh. this is the third book in a row where i am just feeling so uninvested. is... is this what a reading slump feels like? im not quite sure how i feel about that, or this book, tbh. from an objective standpoint, theres a bit going for this story. the latinx culture is fun and exci...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 08, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover Nocturna by Maya Motayne is a novel I had been highly anticipating since I first heard of its release, and I am happy to say it lived up to my expectations. I love the idea of a prince and a thief who steals faces so unique, and the main characters ar...
  • Angelica
    Mar 03, 2019
    I had hoped to love this book. And yet, somewhere deep in my little heart I knew, knew almost for certain, that I wouldn?t. That it was almost too good to be true. Now I?ve read it and lo and behold, I did not, in fact, love this book. Some of you may or may not know this abo...
  • 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...
  • Cindee
    Jun 05, 2019
    I really loved this book it was one of the best books that I have read in awhile I am looking forward to more. I really loved the characters especially Alfie,Finn and Luka they were all very written I loved the relationships that develop between them a closer brotherly relationship to ...
  • 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 Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!! I was hoping to love this book!! It?s so pretty inside and out, the pages had their own special magic BUT I didn?t like it much!! And I hated that one o...
  • 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...
  • Amanda
    May 07, 2019
    Wow I am really impressed. I am so glad that I didn't let this book slip past my radar because I hated the cover. I loved the magic system and all the heists. Full review to come!! ...
  • mahana
    Apr 25, 2019
    ?review can be found on my blog! ? ...
  • Chaima ✨ 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...
  • Samidha Kalia
    Apr 26, 2019
    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank Harper Collins Canada for the book. This is an advanced reader's copy and quotes are subject to change.* ???? Wow, this was one epic ride. It has been a long time since I have ...
  • 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 ?? ...
  • 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
    read the full review on my blog : here! "Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation." 2019 is just full of beautifully diverse fantasy releases, and Nocturna had been...
  • 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 ...
  • beth ✨
    May 20, 2019
    2.5 I enjoyed the writing and the author is very talented but the story just wasn?t for me. I didn?t care for the characters or the plot and skimmed most of the book, especially towards the end. I think this will be a favourite for some people but that sadly isn?t me. ...
  • helena
    Feb 19, 2019
    FASCINATING! i always wanted to read a latino-inspired ya fantasy. there are lots of fantasies inspired in europe or the us. even arabic-inspired. but i searched and searched for something latino, something like nocturna, and i never found it. thankfully, maya motayne exists. and h...
  • Nick
    May 31, 2019
    I gave Nocturna by Maya Motayne 4 Stars. If you want to know why, read on: This book had such good foundations and the synopsis intrigued me wildly. I read this book as part of a bookclub and loved it so very much. I loved the characters Finn and Alfie. Alfie was the stereot...