I’ve heard about Nocturna by Maya Motayne for a while now. It’s been around twitter quite a bit lately and has definitely managed to catch my attention. I love the concept of the face shifter so much that I’m incredibly eager to get my hands on a copy of this one. Even better, this is a diverse book as well, which is always incredibly important. Probably not super soon, but I imagine you’ll all see my thoughts for this book very soon in the future.
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.
What are your thoughts on Nocturna? Are you excited about anything in particular? What do you think of the face shifting? Is it on your TBR or no? Why or why not? Let me know your answers in the comments! Happy reading!