Book Review: Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Magic

Virtual Release Party time guys!! Author Kate Policani has released another book and I’m lucky enough to get to review it early!

First off I’ll say that Kate is having heaps of giveaways and blog posts on her blog: Kate Policani this weekend in celebration of the release. Definitely check it out for free stuff and competitions! I love free stuff and prizes!

Now let’s take a look at the synopsis for this fantasy novel.

I’m a normal girl. I am. I love shoes, fragranced body care, and hair products. I love all the chick flicks that have come out in the theaters in the last 2 years (and a lot of the old ones) and I obsess about my wardrobe.  I respond positively to most of the marketing directed at females in my age group.

My name is Colleen Underhill, and the only abnormal thing about me is that I just discovered I am, or I transformed into, a magician; not the disappearing bunny kind, but the power-shooting-out-of-your-hands kind of magician.

My problem now is that I do NOT believe in magic. Well, I believe in it. I have seen it shoot out of my own hands, but I oppose it in a moral sense; no hexes, no spells, no incantations, no potions, no amulets, no tomes, no casting circles, no eye of newt, none of that. I have to be very clear because people pressure me about it. Whatever they say about “how it’s done,” this is a morality issue for me and I will not cave in to their pressure.

But what do I do now?

The first thing I’ll say is that this book has a lot of great concepts and hard to pronounce words, but it really sets the whole magical world up. I didn’t like Colleen when I first met her. I thought she was a bit ditsy and clueless, but as I got further and further into the story I realised just how strong she was how much she stood by her beliefs. Of course it has the hints of romance and magic, but the core of this story is Colleen’s beliefs and how they are conflicted by the discovery of magic.

Following Colleen’s journey I really felt her grow and felt her new understandings as well. It was so interesting learning about the hidden magical world like I was sitting the classes with Colleen, sharing her experiences. I enjoyed the different characters, each with their own personality to distinguish them and the way Colleen reacts and interacts with them.

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Magic is a wonderful fantasy read that puts a new spin on things like only Kate Policani can.

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3 Responses

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Laura! You rock!

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