Fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth that she—like her mother, grandmother, and new friends Tom and Jay-Tee—must face a choice between using the magic that lives in her blood and dying young, or refusing to use the magic and losing her mind. Now a new threat leaves Reason... show more
Fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino has learned the painful truth that she—like her mother, grandmother, and new friends Tom and Jay-Tee—must face a choice between using the magic that lives in her blood and dying young, or refusing to use the magic and losing her mind. Now a new threat leaves Reason stranded alone in New York City, struggling to control a power she barely understands. But could the danger she faces also hold the key to saving her life? Magic Lessons is a stunning follow-up to Larbalestier’s debut novel, Magic or Madness, which earned multiple starred reviews and a spot on the Locus 2005 Recommended Reading List, along with being named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and the Young Adult Round Table of the TLA.
Publish date: February 1st 2007
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Magic or Madness (#2)
The world building is unique - those with magic must use a little bit once a week or go insane but if you use too much you die. Talk about a catch-22. This one starts slowly but around page 60 takes off and keeps you turning pages. Reason Cansino is a 15 year old girl living in Sydney Australia w...
Strangely unsatisfying. I think this really suffers from being the 2nd book in the trilogy; in a lot of ways it's just like the middle section of a big book - sure, the story progresses, but taken by itself it doesn't really amount to anything. Weirdly tho, I don't know that I can really be bothered...
Part 2 of the Magic or Madness trilogy. This volume is not a stand-alone as it relies on the reader's knowledge of the first book and willingness to wait for the third for the resolution of most plot points. Character development continues, as does the complexity of the situation and the difficulty ...