"Twilight meets Harry Potter." Fans of magic, mystery and romance will fall in love with book number one in the Amazon Best-Selling Star-Crossed Series!
Sixteen-year-old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can't seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school. Only Kingsley isn't like the other schools she's been to. The students are different. But, then again, so is she. After meeting Kiran Kendrick, the mysterious boy who seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality.
When her best friend Lilly is taken away and Kiran's life is threatened, Eden finds herself right in the middle of an ancient war that is so much bigger than high school. She alone has to find a way to save her best friend and the boy who has captivated her heart.
Reckless Magic is an intricate story about adventure, magic and forbidden love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine determined to save the world and be with her one, true love before it's too late.
©2011 Rachel Higginson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I purchased this book because it was described as a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight, two of my favorite things! While not as life changing as either of the above mentioned, still very good and I will continue on to book two.
What an extraordinary beginning to what promises to be an extraordinary story. Eden is such a strong character. I loved every minute of the story. I can't wait to start book 2.
Bailey Carr did an amazing job narrating the story. She had some great accents and the inflections in her voice were on point.
Overall it was a great experience listening to this story!
This is a typical YA book. Entertaining at points and other points kind of frustrating. I'm not a big fan of novels where "love" is based off of instant physical attraction. I didn't feel a connection when the main character, Eden Matthews, was head over heels in love with Kiran Kendrick. There wasn't really any substance between to justify real feelings (i.e. A nice personality). The performance was alright. It was a bit slow but once I played on 1.5 speed it was ok. I did like the magic portion of the novel. It was a little different twist outside the normal witch, shape shifters, Titian, and psychics. If you just want a typical YA novel this fits the premise.
It was very hard for me to get through this book and there were several times I almost stopped completely. First of all the narrator drove me crazy. From the very start she emphasized too many words and made every other sentence so dramatic. Secondly the love between Eden and Kiren is pathetic and so frustratingly fake. Thirdly the story seemed empty. All this hype and then the book just ends. I know there are more in the series but I feel like there should be more substance to it.
I did start listening to Hopeless Magic and it still has me frustrated by Bailey Carr's narrating but now the "love" between Eden and Kiren is even worse! Very pathetic and fake, that I stopped after the 4th chapter and do not plan to continue. Yuck.
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