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Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Review: Funny Tragic Crazy Magic by Sheena Boekweg

Title: Funny Tragic Crazy Magic
Author: Sheena Boekweg

About the Book:

Keep your head down.
Don't make waves.
Don't let anyone know you're a freak.

LARISSA ALVAREZ is a witch. Magic was useful enough to make her pretty, but beyond transformation runes, Larissa has ignored her mom’s pleas to learn about her magical heritage on the grounds that it’s just too weird. 

But when her family is killed, and the powerful book of runes Larissa was supposed to inherit disappears, she realizes she’s not going to survive without magic. Worse still, she’s falling in love with her only ally, her best friend Joe, who has a secret that could kill them both. 

Now magic is the only way she can reclaim her heritage and save the boy she loves. Larissa dives into the world of magic she’s always ignored and finds herself caught in the middle of an age-old war between Witches and Mages. 

She may be poorly trained.
She may not have anyone to trust. 
But it's time to start making waves.

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My thoughts:  I liked this book very much.  Everytime I read a YA book, I wish that this genre had been around when I was a teenager.  I would have devoured these books then.  

Larissa is telling this story after it has all happened, but for the most part it reads like you are right in the action.  The first thing you learn is that Larissa's family was killed in a car accident and that even though she is just a teenager, the Grandmother Witches have decided that she is able to take care of herself.  They apply some Runes (Spells) so that know one knows, outside of Larissa, that they are dead.  She has to carry the grief alone and somehow manage to go to school, pay the bills, take care of herself, etc.  Then she meets Joe.

She knows right away Joe is different, and soon she has let him in to her world.  These two are perfect for each other, but unfortunately they come from the two sides of the war - sort of like Romeo and Juliet - the paranormal version - sort of. . .  

As you go along in the story, things that happen early on, things that don't seem to have much effect on the story, start to really come into play.  That made for an interesting read for me as then I started thinking about things that had been mentioned and wondered whether they would show up again. 

You kind of knew part of the ending, as Larissa shares that at the beginning - where she is and that this has all already happened - but getting back to the point was a great read!

~I received a complimentary eCopy of Funny Tragic Crazy Magic from Reading Away the Days Blog Tours in exchange for my unbiased review.~


Sheena Boekweg said...

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you liked it!

I'm doing a rafflecopter giveaway as a part of the blog tour for a 25 dollar Amazon gift card. You can find it here, www.boekwegbooks.com.

Thanks again! Let me know if you need anything!

Vicki said...

Haven't seen this book before, love the title and cover!

Glad you enjoyed it!


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