Book Title: Shadow Magic
Author: Joshua Khan
Number of Pages: 321
Date: 22 April – 28 April 2016
Rating: 4.1 Stars
It’s time to stop playing by the rules.
So, basically, when I got the delivery, the only thing that mattered anymore was that the book’s pages were kind of uneven in their breadth, giving the book an old look, a used spell book look.
I must admit that I had this review only almost finished for over half a year, and decided recently to complete it – as best as I could remember without rereading the entire series. Mostly, I think because it hurt that the rating was lower than I hoped it would be and so I delayed and procrastinated and stalled.
Once more, the narration is split between Alisa and Rachel’s perspective.
Unter meinem Fenster, in einer Ecke der Veranda, saßen Lucille Ball und Boo Radley Seite an Seite im Mondlicht … Sie saßen einträchtig nebeneinander, schwanzwedelnd und miauend, und unterhielten sich so gesittet und manierlich, wie zwei ehrbare Einwohner dieser Stadt.
Ethan muss beobachten, wie seine Beziehung zu Lena in die Brüche geht, nachdem sie sich nicht mit den Vorkommnissen ihres sechzehnten Geburtstags zurecht finden kann. Außerdem taucht Ridley wieder auf, mit einem unbekannten Jungen, John Breed, der ein seltsames Talent der Beeinflussung hat. Zusammen mit Link und der angehenden Hüterin Liv macht sich Ethan auf eine Reise durch die Welt der Caster, bei der er auch vieles über sein Schicksal und die Vergangenheit seiner Familie erfährt, um Lena zu retten.
Lemons and rosemary.
It’s your typical new kid at school and the supernatural starts happening. Well, almost.
The story is narrated by Ethan L. Wate. He is popular, a member of the basketball team, used to date the second-hottest girl in school, and he is definitely considered a part of the community in the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina. Ethan, however, is not so sure about belonging there.
There are only two kinds of people in our town. The stupid and the stuck.
The book sticks to the narration style of the previous one, however less regular. This time, the narrators do not switch according to chapters, but according to events.
Alisa and Bryce are a couple. This book aims to show their relationship, her understanding and being able to cope with his character, while struggling with his forwardness, jealousy and possessiveness. At the same time, Alisa fights against her own insecurities of being not worthy to be with a Spellbringer and tries to figure out the meaning of the Claiming Words that Bryce spoke to her.
There are two narrators in this story, Alisa Cole and Rachel Stephens.
Alisa is the school’s outsider. She cannot disappear, as her cousin Becky is the main oppressor – especially after new boy Jace Alexander arrives, whom every girl immediately crushes on, and Alisa can’t escape it either. Alisa knows there is something different about Jace even before she sees that he is attacked by a Hunter on his way home from school, and she saves his life. Jace comes from a magically gifted family, a people called Spellbringers. As she saved his life, she is welcomed into the family, but there is one exception to the welcome, Jace’s brother Bryce. Bryce is cold, distanced, and seems to want nothing more than to see Alisa leave the family alone, ignorant of their powers.
In this review, I will not write according to my system, but will just share my thoughts on the three books.