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This blog is managed by us two sisters, known to some as Ants and Epic. We're a pair of up-and-coming authors and avid readers. This blog is mainly full of honest, Christian book-reviews and an occasional update about our writing. We love hearing from you all so feel free to drop a comment anywhere to just say hi!
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Book Review: Magyk

 Summary: The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

Thoughts:  This was a cute, simple story about a lost child, mistaken identities and magic. 
 The plot was good, a mash and mix of well used fantasy elements combined with quirky twists, turns and people.
 The characters were fun and easy to read. They didn't quite jump out of the page but they lead through the story well and things were kept from getting confusing.
 The writing was good and clean though sometimes lacked descriptions as to who was doing what exactly which lead to momentary confusion as I tried to sort things out. All in all it was a good story if a little boring. While reading it I could get in and really enjoy it but once I paused I had a hard time picking it back up again (part of the reason I haven't been posting in awhile). 

Content: Magic. Some violence. Otherwise a clean read for all ages and I really think a younger audience (between 6 and 12) would really enjoy this one!

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