Title: In Shadows of Magic
Author: Alison F. Prince
published: July 10th 2013 by Astraea Press
Type: Supernatural, Magic
Source: From the author for a honest review
Summery: Mandy McKinney lives the charmed life. She is beautiful, athletic, popular, dating the hottest jock in school, and certainly doesn’t have any time for her loser twin sister. But Mandy also has a secret. When the truth is unveiled, her world is twisted upside down, and her very life is at stake.
Mandy’s twin sister, Brianna, has never had any success in the dating department. When Brianna finally meets the guy of her dreams, it turns out that he has secrets of his own. Dangerous secrets. Just her luck.
The twins are about to be swept away into a world of beauty and power beyond their wildest imaginations where nothing is what is seems, danger is lurking in the shadows, and their only chance of survival is finding themselves, and each other, once again.
My first thought when i seen the cover was ” She looks like Natalie Portman” when reading the book later on i couldn’t stop picturing her as Young Natalie Portman, and then i read the summery and thought the book sounded interesting and really want to read it, so i was happy to accept.
The story mainly surrounds the life of Two sisters who are twins. Mandy stronger then Brianna’s. Mandy uses her powers to look beautiful and fit in School. Bri on the other hand powers on very slim, She never uses her powers. She Hangs with the outcasts in there band.
In the beginning story you already start to dislike Mandy, and feel sorry for Bri. The more you read the story Mandy grows on you and you kinda start to understand her a little more. Mandy takes most of the spot light in the book. The whole plot pretty much surrounds Mandy. Her ” Who she thought ” Best friend is set on revenge and tricks Brianna to take Mandy’s powers away. Brianna has Mandy’s powers and starts to abuse them. Honestly the More the story got i really started to dislike Brianna. She believes pretty much anything someone tells her. She is very Gullible and then becomes the person she hates.
The more the story goes i would find myself annoyed with some characters and the story would drag on in some parts. The story in a way reminded me of Mean Girls. The unpopular set on ravage becomes the Popular and then loses control and everything become a huge Jungle of wild animals.
Now don’t get me wrong the book does have it’s good moments were you are sucked in and wanting more. More toward the end you get into a wider plot of other supernatural beings like: Vampires, Reborn’s and Etc. That had my attention. The story does get better. I really wish the ending wasn’t cut so short. I wanted more to the plot.
I was disappointing in the fact there wasn’t much of action as much as i would like. I really wanted less school drama and more of the supernatural life. I needed more fire in the story. I really tried to love the story but it just didn’t have a spark with me. Now the story wasn’t bad. The writing was really good. I really liked the ending. I do overall recommend the story. I can see a lot of people liking the story.
Overall: I didn’t dislike the story and did grab my attention but i didn’t love the story.