Author: Tina Connolly
Genre: magical realism
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|a surprisingly practical approach to magic|
My opinion: This is a great pick for fans of fairy tales. The approach to magic is surprisingly pragmatic. It's nothing mystical or amazing, doesn't come out of nowhere, but is a regular part of Cam's world and a series of chores. Cam herself is a fairly typical teen, dismissive of her mother's lifestyle and filled with zeal to save the world. Really, this is a standard quest novel: there is a set goal, distinct steps that must be taken, and a time frame to avert disaster. The resolution is solid, well set-up without becoming completely obvious. A good choice for young teens.
More information: Seriously Wicked releases May 5.
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