Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Lives of Magic

Lives of Magic
Lives of Magic by Lucy Leiderman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a unique blend of a past life story and a magician/witch YA paranormal romance. I’m not quite sure when it happened, but this book really sucked me in. It starts as surely as any other YA book, with a girl in a new town going to a new school. It even had some dystopian elements thrown in (which usually I don’t like, but in this case, was necessary for the plot). Girl meets boy, then all hells breaks loose. That’s where we are thrown into this great world of the magicians (not what I picture – you know, the guy with the top hat and the rabbit? Yeah, no.) and a group of essentially reincarnated kids who are tasked with saving the world.

Gwen and Kian were the focus of my YA paranormal romance addicted brain. They were adorable and sweet and (of course, as is always the case) doomed from the get go. Gwen’s fellow “superheroes” were also really fun to read. The subject matter got a little dark and heavy at times, but was balanced nicely with the lovey dovey sigh-worthy Kian/Gwen interaction. While this book didn’t really end in a true cliffhanger – there are no puppies and rainbows for everyone. It was clearly meant to be part of a series, and after this stellar first book, I’ll gladly pick up the next one! I can’t wait to see what happens with all the characters from this book, especially after all they’ve been through.

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