Reviews by Tag: magicians

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Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks

Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra

By Amy Noelle Parks
4
Rated by
Saanvi
Jun 25, 2022

Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra is a fictional novel written by Amy Noelle Parks. Lia Sawyer is a 17-year-old that loves magic. She struggles to get approval from her parents, who would prefer for her to go into environmental science, or at least something more sophisticated like playing piano (as her sister does). On top of all that, Lia needs to find a way to prove to society that girls can be more than just pretty assistants.

Teen Review
Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks

Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra

By Amy Noelle Parks
2
Rated by
Anna S.
Jun 14, 2022

Lia is headed to Mirror Lake for the summer, where her grandma lives. Or where her grandma used to live before she disappeared over 2 months ago. Lia and her sister Emma suddenly receive a letter from their grandma inviting them to participate in a competition to win the theater used for magic at the lake. When Lia makes it to the lake she is aware of the unspoken rule that Mongomery girls like her cannot fall for Blackwell boys. Lia soon realizes that this is easier said than done. Lia slowly starts to fall for Beckett Blackwell, but does he feel the same way?

Teen Review
Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson

Before We Disappear

By Shaun David Hutchinson
3
Rated by
Tyler H.
Mar 28, 2022

Before We Disappear is about Jack and Wilhelm, two magician’s assistants who meet in unfortunate circumstances. One magician is full of stolen tricks and the other is of full of tricks using stolen magic. They want away from the lives they live but they feel indebted to their respective magicians. Stuck between choices and rapidly running out of time the two work together to navigate this sticky situation.

Teen Review
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow

By Rainbow Rowell
3
Rated by
Rhea S.
Feb 21, 2022

Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell, is a fantasy novel and the first in the Simon Snow trilogy. It's Simon Snow's last year at Watford School of Magicks and time is running out for him to defeat the Insidious Humdrum, whose goal is to destroy all magic in the United Kingdom. When Simon searches for his evil roommate, Baz Pitch, who fails to show up at school at the beginning of term, Simon discovers secrets that he was not meant to find out and that may threaten everything he knows about the World of Mages.

Teen Review
The Prestige by Christopher Priest

The Prestige

By Christopher Priest
3
Rated by
Emily N.
Dec 7, 2021

The Prestige tells the story of two rivaling magicians, Angier and Borden, both trying to outsmart and outwit the other one, and ultimately attain more fame than the other. Although I really enjoyed the concept of the story, I didn’t care too much for how the author went about telling the story. There were multiple timeline jumps, and most of the story was told through the perspective of the magicians’ ancestors.

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