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Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review: A Charmed Life

Summary: Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

Thoughts: First off, I'll just warn you. Two things: 1, I really like Dianna Wynne Jones' books. 2, I also love great siblings. Those two didn't mesh well here and I found that a little frustrating. Now don't get me wrong, this was a fun light read and I did enjoy it. I found the main character, Cat, a fun and adorable protagonist. The rest of the cast though...I wasn't amazingly fond of them and a certain twist at the end had me feeling both vindicated and at the same time betrayed. Over all, I do suggest this as a great read but not if you're looking for amazing siblings but rather an interesting romp through a strangely familiar world!

Content: Again, D*** once or twice but that's about it as far as language goes. The rest of the book is clean so long as you understand that it focuses heavily on magic and Cat's sister is a witch. If you find overkill of magic offensive this book may not be the best for you.

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