September 29, 2011

Book Review: Old Magic by Marianne Curley

Old Magic by Marianne Curley
Released : February 26th 2002
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format : Paperback
Pages: 317
Source : Library
Buy : Amazon UK / Book Depository


The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom.

Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey—one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.


I don't really know what to say about this one. Some parts I liked, some I didn't, in the end I wasn't really craving for more, like usually.

The story was written both Kate's and Jarrod's point of view, which was refreshing. But maybe because of this, I really didn't get deep enough with the characters. I like to know the main character(s) inside out, but that's not what I got. Some times they just lacked of emotions. Most of the time this was fun and easy to read, though. There was action, and occasionally some romantic scenes, which I'm a big fan of, even though I don't like to admit that..

Okay, so this book wasn't so thrilling all the time, but I did like the time they were in the past and most of the time enjoyed reading this. So it's a nice read, and if you need a book that doesn't require much thinking, this is a good choice.


+ ½

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