Family Magic by Patti Larsen is a young adult paranormal novel that won 1st place in World's Best Story contest and is published by Premiere. The tour runs August 3-31 with mostly reviews as well as author interviews and guest posts. Check out the tour page for more information.
Book: Family Magic
Series: The Hayle Coven Novels (#1)
Author: Patti Larsen
Received eBook for blog tour for honest review
Her mom’s a witch, her dad’s a demon and she just wants to be ordinary. But, when an insidious evil comes after her family, Sydlynn Hayle has to choose to be the normal girl she craves or step up, embrace her magic and save her coven from disaster.
I really enjoyed Family Magic, I love a good paranormal read and I have found that I'm Family Magic.
I really liked the magic in Family Magic it is different from any I have read before, the coven leader, that being Syd's mother Miriam, can control the magic of the coven during ceremonies, she hones in and uses the coven's power but not in evil way. I also really like that the Demon's in Family Magic aren't portrayed as scary monsters after they just live on a different plane called Demonicon where Syd's dad lives, there are good and bad demons the same as there is good and bad humans.
Syd had a lot to deal with. With being the new girl at school, to being bullied by the head cheerleader and also to top it of it doesn't help that humans can sense she is different and tend to avoid her. There is alot of teen angst. The angst did grate a little as Syd did complain an awful lot however Syd does mature as the book continues as she has to finally understand that it her who isn't confident within herself to fully embrace herself and not her mother's fault.
Of course there was a romance in Family Magic. The story didn't delve too much into the romance side but I think its a great set up for the rest of the books in the series.
Finally there were some other awesome characters I loved. Meria, Syd's little sister is so cute. We also have Gram, Syd's grandmother who is plain crazy but really funny.
All together Family Magic is a great book. Has a good fast paced storyline, great characters and a great bases for more to come!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patti is an award-winning author with a passion for the paranormal. Now with multiple series in happy publication, she lives in Canada with her patient husband and six demanding cats.
AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Twitter @PattiLarsen
5 paperback copies of Family Magic (US/CA) and a $25 Amazon gift card (INT)
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