By: S. Usher Evans
Published: October 4th, 2016
Published by: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
You have magic.
One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.
Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.
Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.
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Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Spells and Sorcery by S. Usher Evans was a wonder of a read! Almost everything was perfect about this book from the relatable characters to the wonderful world-building and to the great plot! I rated this Evans book with a 4/5 stars and I can’t wait for the next one, Magic and Mayhem! Here’s three reasons why I think you should read Spells and Sorcery!
1. Relatable characters galore!
This first installment is filled, FILLED with relatable characters, right from the main character, Lexie, to the mean and nice siblings and awesome aunts. Let’s start with Lexie. She’s the most relatable 15 year old character I have met in all the books I read. I am amazed at how Sush was able to encompass all of a typical geeky teenage girl RIGHT ON THE PAGE. Like it must be magic or something because I can see myself in Lexie, so much that she seems real. In so many novels these days, teenage characters are often written as a lot older than they actually are or are completely unrealistic it’s hard to read. Lexie was a pleasure to read about. Also, the side characters, the relatives of Lexie are awesome and closely resemble my own family in a way, so I found that also very relatable and well, real.
2. Intricate world-building!
Another thing I loved about Spells and Sorcery was the world-building Sush implemented in the book. World-building is, what I find, a trademark of Sush’s books. She creates a whole new original world in the system of magic and there aren’t gaps at all. She has all the details and information in the book to help you understand what’s going on in this new magical world we are thrown into with Lexie. Sush has the different types of magic in the world, and the effects of it, as well as pretty detailed steps on how to create a potion. I loved loved loveddd the world Sush created and I can’t wait to jump back into it with her sequel, Magic and Mayhem.
The plot of Spells and Sorcery is a mix match of familiar concepts and this mind-blowing original content in the plot. We have that coming of age theme where the main character suddenly learns that they have magical powers and goes on a journey to find out how to use them, but then. BUT THEN EVERYTHING CHANGES WHEN LEXIE DOES THE THING. I’m not going to say but the plot twists in this book were absolutely amazing and definitely a game changer!
I highly recommend picking Spells and Sorcery for its magical coming of age story with its highly relatable characters, amazing world-building and awesome plot!
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