First I have to add, what a beautiful cover this is. Normally we never “judge a book by it's’ cover” but this one is so eye catching and lovely so, yes, I am guilty of this. Just for this one.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a book that made me laugh as much as this one! Amy is such a likable character, one that you can relate to and instantly befriend if she were in your class/neighborhood/work place. It makes the story enjoyable to read, and adds more personality to the book. Supporting cast around Amy also do a great job and are fun to read as well. Her sister Phin is such a great laugh and fun to read. Amy has a pretty kooky family to begin with which adds more to her imperfections and makes her all the more likable.
The romance aspect was cute and fun to read. To be expected as the main central theme is seen with a comedic light. Loved Amy and Ben hating each other first and then it grows to love. Yes it sounds pretty cliche and very Harlequin Romance. It’s over done isn’t it? I’ll accept it for this time. If it’s done with likable characters, then it makes the romance bearable.
Onto the plot itself. It was well done. A mystery with supernatural elements to it. It’s a well rounded book with plenty of other elements drawn in without making the plot confusing or all over the place. It’s well written, and enjoyable. I couldn’t really compare this with anything else that I have read in the past although Nancy Drew with supernatural powers comes pretty close. Although the plot was great and everything in it was a joy to read, 400 and more pages is just a little too much. Maybe there was just too many ‘fillers’ in the book added to make it this long. It’s not necessary. Short books are okay too, we have a huge pile to go through as readers. :)
Overall worth a read. Love it for the comedy factor and a well written murder mystery with paranormal elements. Also love it for the well written characters featured.
A Christmas Treasury by Dover, Clement Clarke Moore, Carolyn S. Hodgman is a classic children's fiction book with delightful illustrations. I gave it four stars.
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Dover Publications and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Treasury-Dover-ebook/dp/B00O4P0NYU
Not as interesting as it sounded and it peters out after a while.
Amy just wants to the normal, ordinary one in her family that practices magic. It is not as interesting as it sounds. It is far more caught up in the romance than the magic or even the main mystery. (And the romance is nothing worth reading.)
Alas, because I liked the premise of the Goodnight family and the abilities. Unfortunately, the book never achieves anything special with it.