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Title: A Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga #1)
Author: Jenny Adams Perinovic
Publisher: Bookish Group Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Issue: Ghosts, Evil
Publishing On: April 28, 2015
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Amelia is a very free willed person and that was a big part about why I loved the book. Even though she was scared about what was happening and what to do, she continued fighting. I loved how she persevered to get things done. She didn’t shy away from the problems that she had and the things other people said. She stood her ground and fought head on. Her inner strength was as strong and solid as her outer strength.
Charlie was a very shy guy actually. He was a different read for me. I am so used to reading about guys who are too cocky for their own good, overly confident, but had a deep romantic and caring side to them that they didn’t show to the world. Charlie was not one to be overly cocky with himself. He knew exactly how he felt, but he always decided to do what was best and always took others people feelings into his decisions.
Ms. MacAllister was described by the neighbors to be not a very charming old lady. They never hid their distaste for her. I noticed that the way Ms. MacAllister moved had a purpose. When she hid things she always had a reason to do so. She was actually a charming lady, who cared deeply for her family and the safety of the people around her.
I thought that maybe some characters lacked some emotion, but I might as well have been proved wrong.
I don’t even know what to say. I loved the story so much! Of course I thought there could have been improvements on some places, but overall it was wonderful. It wasn’t the usual ghost story about how the main character saves the day, but falls for the bad guys tricks. I liked how Amelia understood what she had to do even through she didn’t even know what the hell she had to do yet. I liked how deep within the story, the things that you thought would never happen actually happened and changed your entire view.
I loved the mix of betrayal, power, magic, and love. The story was unbelievably at a perfect pace and I just AHHH!
I felt very much emotion reading things story. I received it through my kindle so that meant that I could also read it on my phone when I was on the go. I honestly read it walking around the grocery story and while I was walking up the stairs (might be dangerous, but haha).
I can’t wait until the release of book two of the Asylum series
1] Use Somebody (cover) – Pixie Lott
2] Afraid – The Neighborhood
3] Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
4] Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
5] Glory and Gore – Lorde