Nov 9, 2014

Fabulous Freebie: Family Magic by Patti Larsen

Her mom's a witch.

Her dad's a demon.

And she just wants to be ordinary.

I batted at the curl of smoke drifting off the tip of my candle and tried not to
sneeze. My heavy velvet cloak fell in oppressive, suffocating folds in the
closed space of the ceremony chamber, the cowl trapping the annoying bits of
puff I missed. I hated the way my eyes burned and teared, an almost constant
distraction. Not that I didn't welcome the distraction, to be honest. Anything
to take my mind from what went on around me.

Being part of a demon raising is way less exciting than it sounds.

Sydlynn Hayle's life couldn't be more complicated. Trying to please her coven, starting over in a new town, and fending off a bully cheerleader who hates her are just the beginning of her troubles. What to do when delicious football hero Brad Peters--boyfriend of her cheer nemesis--shows interest? If only the darkly yummy witch, Quaid Moromond, didn't make it so difficult for her to focus on fitting in with the normal kids. Add to that her crazy grandmother's constant escapes driving her family to the brink and Syd's between a rock and a coven site. Forced to take on power she doesn't want to protect a coven who blames her for everything, only she can save her family's magic.

If her family's distrust doesn't destroy her first.


 Anniek's review:

Sydlynn, or Syd for short, is actually a real teenager. All she wants is to be normal! This is very hard for a witch who has to move around a lot.....and has a talking cat!
The cat, Sassy, is a demon boy who has been cursed to live as a cat. He has lived with centuries of Hale witches and is now living with Syd and her family.

Her dad isn't around much because it takes a lot of energy to get him from his 'planet' to theirs. The time he can stay is also limited.

Even though Syd is a fantastic drama queen and lets you HAVE IT, (especially her mom is mostly the target of her rage), she is actually a very sweet person who just wants to fit in. When Syd finds out that her mom made a commitment to her best friend from the past she is outraged! HOW COULD SHE?!?
But why oh why is the witch she is promised to, Quaid Moromond, so darn gorgeous! Try to be normal through all of that!

The writer, Patti Larsen, takes her time to let you get used to the characters and what they are all about. This is very helpful because of the fact that this is another series. Oh my gosh, do I just love love love series! I think it's fantastic that with a free book you can explore the way a story is being told and if you like it you can read more of the writer.

I will absolutely keep following this series (my list is becoming a very long one LOL).

This story had me hooked eventually. It took me a little while because the it is kinda weird...I's a witch, dad's a demon, family members who are vampires AND a talking cat! But I love the magic, the family love and just the ordinary in between all the weird stuff.

Get hooked people!

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