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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Majix By: Douglas Rees Book Review

Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch
My name is Kestrel.
Kestrel Murphy.
Never call me Susan.
Who ever heard of a witch named Susan?
A year ago, I was on the white-magic side. Lately, I've been leaning toward the black. I blame the universe. What's the point in being a nice little white witch in the universe I've got? If I could choose my own universe, I'd be a white witch in it. But black makes a lot more sense inthis universe.
Not that I'm complaining. A witch never complains. But if I did, I'd have a lot to complain about. For instance: Richard Milhous Nixon High.
What's a teen witch to do when she's stuck in the most unmagical high school in the universe? Create her own "majix." Take notes. And above all, avoid nasty classmates, heartless grown-ups and boys who may prove a little too distracting for a serious teen witch to handle….
(Summary Thanks to Goodreads)

I was very excited for this one when I read the description it totally reeled me in. I really like the cover as well. The problem is that the book is very different then what I expected. I thought this book was Young Adult novel, but I find its more Middle Grade. When I read the description I perceived this book was about paranormal witches from the description. The truth is this book is more about Witchcraft and Wiccan type magic. Don't get me wrong there are things I liked. I liked the fact that Rees added this touch of witchcraft to Kestrel (Susan) personal problems. I liked how the main plot about Kestrels father and her moving in with her aunt and all the personal problems she is dealing with. I have a friend who was also put through a situation very similar situation to this one. My friend was a bit younger when she was moved in with her Godmother, but she too reacted the same as Kestrel did all the anger she had towards her parent had realistic aspects. So I liked how Rees was able to describe this situation, and get us to feel how mad Kestrel was about that decision. I do find she does get annoying in the novel especially about her and this book about her, but I have never been in her situation to know how to react. I would say my Favorite Characters of this book is Kestrels aunt Ariel. Ariel helps Kestrel develop and even grow in this book. I really did enjoy the the supporting Characters. Overall this was a quick read. Would I read a second in this series... Maybe. Just a heads up again this is more of a middle grade novel as well this is not a paranormal fiction. I would say give it a try. You never know.

P.S. I know short review sorry. I didn't want to spoil. If you have read this book please feel free let me know what you thought and even leave a link to your review. I would love to see your opinion on this book. 

I would Personally Rate this Novel:


Happy Reading


Lani Sancal said...

Thanks you for the heads up. I so thought that from the description this was a Paranormal novel!

Thanks again!!
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