Midnight Magick by Katerina Martinez
Summary : Entertaining. Hasty. Semi-Predictable. Great 1st Go.
This is a quick, enjoyable, but choppy read with a lull in the middle. The narrative flows awkwardly giving some portions an outline feeling, and the reader a want for more. While storytelling could definitely use some improvement, the book is still a fun witchy read with a taste of mystery.
Amber Lee is a student and part time bookstore employee who happens to be part of a Wiccan coven consisting of her closest friends, Eliza and Evan. Though always close, the changing dynamic of her friendships puts Amber in a lonesome state serving as a catalyst for exploring options she may not have before, including opening up to the out of town student, Damien. As destiny would have it, Damien has more to offer than Amber bargained for, and more than she is ready to handle. Just as Amber begins to come to terms with what she learns, things take a turn for the worse…
** Spoilers Ahead **
The story is essentially about a Witch who learns she is a True Witch, boy woes, and a crazed lunatic who is trying to eradicate all witches. The plot isn’t exactly new, but it plays out in an amusing way, so it works. The same can be said of the characters. Amber, Damien, and Aaron are the only characters that bring anything to the table; I just wish I felt more of a connection to them. I did not feel the attraction between Amber and Damien, it seems like it was proximity and commonalities. Team Aaron here; suffice it to say my heart went out to him the most.
Midnight Magic is a great story trapped in a hurried narrative that misses its mark a bit too often to radiate, as it should. Nevertheless, it is a great beginning for Martinez. I look forward to reading more from this aspiring author.
*** This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. ***