Thursday, 19 October 2017

Audio Review: Spells and Sorcery - S Usher Evans

You have magic.

One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I'm not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.

Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb--she's magical.

Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he'll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.

My thoughts.
At first (well a long time) things did annoy me. Like why was her sister such a bitch! Trust me, such a bitch, that girl needs a slap in the face. And why couldn't they just teach her magic? And tell her things? For the love of magic tell her stuff! Also everyone So over reacted. Chill people, chill.

BUT, in the end there was a reason why they did not teach her and tell her everything. Though I still felt they could have chilled a bit and told her some. Though why her sis was a raging bitch beats me. Lexie was also really immature, I mean who starts spending time with some old man they just met? Girl, haven't you watched movies?!

Still it was light and I kept wondering why they did not spill the beans. What was up with that? What was up with the secret...I can't say? I needed answers and fast. And at the end I did want more. I am still curious how things will work out when things are out in the open. Some major twists and turns there.

I also felt it refreshing that at least in this one she did not even once think about romance! Phew.

Narrator:
Hmm, is it the author herself? Nothing on GR.
But she does a good job and her voice fits that of a teen who is way over her head ;) Its light and nice
I enjoyed listening to this book

Audible Audio, 7 hours
Expected publication: December 22nd 2017 by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing (first published October 4th 2016)
Lexie Carrigan Chronicles #1
YA, paranormal
Own


22 comments:

  1. I've never really listened to an author narrate their own book (outside of autobiographies and memoirs). On the one hand, the know exactly how they envisioned the characters. On the other, how good are they at narrating. This one sounds good. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. In that way the author does it best, she knows how she wants them to sound

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  2. Glad the author narrating worked out. Sometimes it's brilliant and sometimes well.... I am curious, not liking the sister though.

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  3. I don't like stories where people don't communicate! So frustrating. At least it had some good twists and turns. Great review! :)

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    1. I know it's a plot thing but come one, communicate people!

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  4. I was never told I had magic. :( How come we're never the chosen ones/ magically talented?? Oh well. Sounds fun, too bad sissy was a bitch tho.

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    1. I know, how rude! Someone better come tell me I have magic soon

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  5. Glad I'm not the only one who wonders why things have to be so hush hush in some books or why a character has to be a certain way with no explanation. :)

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    1. I know I know plot thing, but it is always so silly. Same in movies. I am always shouting tell them!

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  6. It's okay, he's a kind stranger who can teach her things, so that makes hanging out with a weird old man totally legit. LOL! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. In a playground....I was all watch out for that pedo!

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  7. I looked on Audible - the narrator is Rebecca Wilhelmsen.

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    1. Hmm, why did I not know that? Must have been reeeeeally tired when writing

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  8. It sounds kind of frustrating but at least you enjoyed it anyway.

    For What It's Worth

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  9. :D No romance, no problems LOL

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  10. I like when things work out and are explained in the end, but sometimes it's getting there that's hard. lol.

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