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Spells and Sorcery by S. Usher Evans

******** I received an e-arc from the author. These are my 100% honest opinions.*******

29933704Edition: e-ARC

Pages: 386

Series or Standalone: Series, 1st in Lexie Carrigan Chronicles

Published: October 4th, 2016

Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis: “You have magic.

One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.

Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.

Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.

Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.

So…….. I loved this book. The book drew me in, grabbed my attention, and didn’t let go. The characters had such different personalities which was really nice to see in a novel. Usually, when I read a book, only two or three personalities stick out to me. But with this book, I could honestly say that everyone character is different from the other. And I love that so much. It just making the novel more interesting because personalities clash when brought together, some go together perfectly for the most part.

The plot seemed unique, which was also really nice. I don’t think I’ve read or looked at another book that goes in this direction. Now, of course, there were parts that you could call “typical” to some YA plot points, but doesn’t every book just about have those checked off?

I mostly guessed everything. Well, almost. There was one part near the end that surprised me. I’m not the best person to ask if something is predictable though because as you guys know, I usually can guess what major events happen.

Spells and Sorcery has so many bookish references in it. They are all at amazing parts, sometimes when you wouldn’t think a reference would work because it is more serious or sad or something, but the reference would fit perfectly.


5/5 Hot Aliens

Xx Sincerely,



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