Lucha of the Night Forest
An edge-of-your-seat fantasy about a girl who will do anything to protect her sister—even if it means striking a dangerous bargain. Dark forces, forgotten magic, and a heart-stopping queer romance make this young adult novel a must-read.
A scorned god.
A mysterious acolyte.
A forgetting drug.
A dangerous forest.
One girl caught between the freedom she always wanted and a sister she can't bear to leave behind.
Under the cover of the Night Forest, will Lucha be able to step into her own power...or will she be consumed by it?
This gorgeous and fast-paced fantasy novel from acclaimed author Tehlor Kay Mejia is brimming with adventure, peril, romance, and family bonds—and asks what it means for a teen girl to become fully herself.
Praise for Lucha of the Night Forest
★ “…An impactful, enduring read.” —BookPage
★ "An immersive and lush fantasy." —Shelf Awareness
"[This] story is inspiring and empowering, existing in the intersections between destiny and choice, history and myth, with strong roots in family bonds as well as a budding queer romance."—Kirkus Reviews
“Lyrical prose and fiercely characterized protagonists make up the heart of this propulsive fantasy adventure by Mejia (Miss Meteor)." —Publishers Weekly
"In this dystopian fantasy, a teen with unsuspected power is drawn into an ancient struggle between dark and light. Recommended for high school collections." —School Library Journal
"Mejia has created a hauntingly beautiful fantasy for the ages. I'm in love with every lyrical page."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter
"A gripping journey into the unknown, rooted in sisterhood, steeped in ancient peril, and sown with romance."—Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree
"What's really extraordinary is Mejia's message of empowerment. . . that no matter how dark the forest, we can always choose our path."—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Guilded Wolves