Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: "The Spellweaver" by C.J. Bridgeman

Felicity Lucas never really knew her mother. Even though they had lived together for all the fourteen years that Felicity had been alive, they had barely even had a meaningful conversation. It was a relationship that was far from perfect. 

So when her mother dies in a car crash and Felicity is sent to live with her estranged father in a deprived London borough, she is determined to move on. It isn't easy - content with her solitude, she's never had friends before, but the most popular girl in her new school won't leave her alone and she's forced to attend counselling. To make things worse, it's obvious that her father doesn't want her around. 

It is only after she discovers a book of spells and is attacked by a strange boy who can conjure flames in his hands that she starts to realise that her mother was far more than what she seemed. She had a great many secrets, secrets that promise to thrust Felicity into a terrifying world of magic and straight into the path of beings who are determined to destroy her..

My Review:

Felicity is a young girl who has to go live with her father, a man she doesn't know, after the death of her mother.  Now faced with living with someone she hardly knows, going to a new school and dealing with the death of her mother, Felicity is finding out what true friends are.  Felicity is also learning that her mother may not be whom she thinks she is and weird things start to happen that she can't explain.

I received this book from the author for a honest review.  I felt that the story started out kind of slow however picked up after the "base" of the story was laid out.  The author describes the characters with great detail so to make it easy to picture them.  There is mystique to Oliver that you can't quite figure out as well as great bonds between Felicity and her new friends.

I think this is going to be a great series and I can't wait to see what happens with Felicity next.

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