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I enjoyed this story immensely. The more characters introduced, the more interesting the story got. The camaraderie between Aurella and Mavic was well written. And even though that was great, the fun part started when they joined the group of protesters. I really loved Bev’s character, and hope that it carries on into the next chapter of Aurella and Mavic’s journeys. These characters have more limitations than witches normally have. That’s what makes this series stand out from other witch related ones. I look forward to the next book of the series.
The characters were great too. Mavic was an orphan and always getting into fights but he was not a bad person he just stood up for himself and Little Aurella. I loved the friendship between the two. It was one of those opposites make for better friends and it works. The other characters add a diverse and fun addition and the more characters the author introduced the more interesting the book became.
This is a fun beginning to what [promises to be a fun series.
It's always interesting to read a book about some sort of magical person like a witch or warlock or wizard or whatever and to see how the author interprets their magical abilities. What does their magic consist of and how do they actually physically do their magic? I thought this author's take on the magic of witches and warlocks was really creative. There were rules in places which stayed consistent throughout. That's always key in a fantasy tale. A reader can understand that magic takes place in the realm in which the story takes place, but the rules of how the magic works need to stay consistent and make sense with each other if it's to make sense.
I was really surprised how much I ended up caring for the fate of the characters. I was kind of shocked near the end, but I won't give out any spoilers. Anyways, I got hooked and was really interested in finding out what would happen to all of the characters. And, it was left open at the end for the possibility of more books. I would definitely read any more the author would write about Aurella and Mavic.
In a land where magic has been completely wiped-out and destroyed, the last thing Aurella hates to be called is a witch. But when she accidentally casts a spell, bullying is the last thing she's concerned about. Forced to hide her true nature, Aurella embarks on a journey to find the one place where she might survive in peace, Rashtica. But her hopes of reaching it quickly unravel, and she's in more danger than she ever imagined she could be.
There is so much to love about this magical world. The author does a terrific job of creating a place which is familiar enough to feel a bit like home, while staying fantastical enough to allow dreams to take flight. There are enough details to bring everything to life without bogging down the pace. It's a great introduction to a world, which can easily support the adventures of an entire series.
Aurella is a lovely character. She's a bit too mature for a twelve-year-old but, that aside, the age enables other facets of the story to unfold nicely. She's kind and daring but not quite perfect, making her easy to cheer for the whole way through. Her age allows the beautiful friendship with a slightly older Mavic to form without a wave of drama, which probably would have happened had she been older. The friendship between the two was my favorite part of the story. They are opposites in many ways, and it's exactly this that creates the perfect balance. The dialogue and interaction between the two keeps the story moving along and makes both very sympathetic.
A vast variety of characters is introduced as the plot unfolds, each one adding a new facet and layer. It was a treat to meet each one and watch how the story thickened with each new personality. The side characters aren't simply thrown in, but have their own small histories and importance. It's a fun adventure, but never overly simple. And the magical aspects add a nice twist.
I can't wait to see where the adventure goes from here.
I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.