Magia Rising by Monique O'Connor James
Imagine being sixteen years old and your parents die in a fire leaving you alone to live in shelters over the next two years. A sad, lonely, and rotten way to live right? Now imagine on your eighteenth birthday you begin to experience something that can be classified as an psychotic event? Yeah, more rot on top of the rotten. This is the life of Nixon Trudeau.
Some writers pull you into their story with a jerk, others pull you in by dropping you at a turn or an event, Ms. James pulls you in slowly. Before I know it I was in New Orleans with Nixon seeing everything he sees and I was cheering for him to beat the odds. I love books like this, I don't want to be able to say here is the point where I became interested in the story. I was interested in this story from the first page to the last.
The story is filled with deception, danger, secrets, and romance. I was completely shocked at the end because I didn't see it coming – well done Ms. James. What I liked most about this story other than the shocking ending was that Nixon wasn't an airhead and he didn't get into non-stop trouble with his new powers. He is a regular guy who is learning to live with himself and others and not be alone -but the witches and ghosts wont let him. He also has powers to learn, covens to fight, and the truth is out there too. Nixon is going to be a kick-butt super witch once he learns how to use all of his powers and this book could be the start of a good series.
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New Orleans is teeming with warring witch clans. Their world goes unnoticed by the people of the city,unseen by the masses. Nixon was one of those people, oblivious to the battles brewing around him. That is, until his eighteenth birthday.
Abandoned and on his own after the deaths of his parents...he'd grown used to being alone. Now he's discovering strange powers, learning secrets about his ancestors, and falling for the wrong girl--or is she the right one? In this new world he can trust no one...even the dead tell lies. Friends are enemies, and enemies hide the truth. Who can he trust? What's real and what's illusion?
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