Publish date: May 2008
Pages no: 316
Edition language: Deutsch
, Young Adult
, Urban Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Magic or Madness (#1)
So, I hadn’t heard much about the Magic Lessons trilogy until after I had initially read Liar—up until then, my only experience with Justine Larbalestier’s work was reading How to Ditch Your Fairy and giving up partway through because while that book had a cool idea, the concept was clearly not that...
I liked this though I found the first half rather tedious and boring. Not exactly world building but dysfunctional family dynamics. It finally livened up once Reason got to NYC. Then it was a roller coaster ride of fun and fear. I definitely want to know more about Reason and her magic schooling...
I should have loved this book, but I could barley finish it :( To be honest, I'm upset I wasted a night of my life reading it. I felt like I was stuck in a bad YA version of Blue Clues. The author kept repeating the same things over, and over, and over again. The characters were flat and I didn't fe...
There are lots of books out there that deal with magic and madness and sometimes both of them together. What makes Larbalestier's book so different are her characters. When I first started reading the book and "met" Reason for the first time, I thought her as very young and very naive. In fact, ther...
A clever set-up, interesting characters, darkness, overtones of serious issues, but also that sense of wonder. And as much as I love my faux-Edwardian and faux-Victorian settings, I love the modern, urban fantasy setting, too. Just a crazy enjoyable read, and I can't wait to read the next two.
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