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Book Review – Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

Series: (Clearwater Witches #1)
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 241
Published: March 30, 2014
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Sypnosis:

Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. But Clearwater has secrets of its own—a mystical history that intersects with Kristyl’s life and might shed light on the inexplicable events that plague her.

When a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?

Review:

When I decided to read this story, I didn’t have any expectations at all. I’ve been too caught up with romance that if I don’t sway my attention away from it, I’ll erupt lol. I didn’t noticed that this book was in series, but I already had an idea that there’s some magic involve because of the title. I’ve read some few science fiction and supernatural-themed books before but I’m still adjusting to this kind of genre. I even expected that I can’t finish it, and wooollah! I just did!

The first thing I noticed about this book is how well-written it was. I’m a self-confessed dialogue reader but this story is just so well-written that I even read the description parts wherein I don’t usually do, and that’s really a great sign! I’m not a newbie with the supernaturals thingy, let alone witches for I’ve been following the TV series The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. But what’s great about this book is that it introduces some new sides of story with the witches and the psychics! Reading this story is also like reminiscing the first episodes of The Vampire Diaries especially when the “founding family” was mentioned. I would have screamed “cliche” on that part, but surprisingly, I didn’t.

The idea of this “powerful” teenager who didn’t know that she came from a founding family with both of her parents plus the struggles she’s been through isn’t totally that new to me. But I think the “persuasion power” this story have worked because it seems to get my full attention even when I was still on its first few chapters. I’m always a sucker for teeny weeny romance and this story didn’t disappoint. This story is more on the supernatural side but I can’t believe the author still able to make me feel giddy and so exuberant especially if Kristyl (female lead) and Owen have some sort of a romantic scene. Ayeeeei!

This story didn’t composed of so many characters so that’s really a good thing, plus, their names are so easy to get familiar with because they’re common. Looking back, I don’t really have any complaints or noticed some inconsistency with the way the characters acted. The guy sounded a  guy and the executions of lines were superb. I don’t normally like some female leads on all the stories I’ve read and this story isn’t an exemption. It’s not about the character, I’m a girl so I guess it’s normal that the guys always caught my attention, haha. And speaking of a guy character, I am eyeing Owen, too bad I don’t like his name. It’s not because it’s aweful but because I know someone with that name and he’s aweful! And the Owen in this book is so much better than the one I know in real life, I’ll be looking forward to more of him in the next book 😉

All the scenes hold-up and I didn’t find anything that confuses me. The words used we’re great too but there’s a one or two words that I need to consult the dictionary for its meaning. The ending isn’t really what I’ve expected. I was kind of disappointed because Owen wasn’t there but I don’t think the word “hate” is the most fitting word I’ll describe what I feel about its ending. I think the word “exciting” would be most suiting.

After all those great words about the story, why 4-stars eh? Well, it’s because I’m still in book 1, so I think it’s too soon to decide, but if ever I made a mistake, I’ll be sure to come back and change it 😉

I don’t think I need to say this, but I’ll say it still, haha. This book is highly recommended. Enjoy reading this story soon!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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