Friday, July 1, 2011

Old Magic

Old Magic
Marianne Curley; Simon Pulse 2002

Summary: The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom. 

Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey—one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.

My Review:  This is one of my favorite books! I discovered it in high school while I was wandering through the library. The cover of the book had me hooked right away. I was like “oooooo a romance!” I started it that night and didn’t put it down until it was finished. Now I’ve bought my own copy and have read through it multiple times.

 I can’t really explain why I like it so much, but I will try my best. The whole idea of magic intrigues me. I love the idea of having magical powers and using them on a daily basis. Kate has the power to probe into people’s minds to see what they are thinking. I have always wanted to do this!

What I liked about this book is that there are two narrators that switch every chapter. Kate and Jarrod tell the story and share their thoughts and feelings about everything that is going on.  This helps to get to know the characters and it really brings things together.

I don’t want to reveal everything that happens, but I must say that the bad guy is wicked scary! I was freaking out during a part in the book. You’ll have to read it to find out!

This whole novel is full of magic, mystery, adventure,  and romance. I just love it! If you are into super natural things then this is definitely the book for you!

Things to Watch out For: Magic, violence, mild language, Curses, and a kissing scene. 


  1. Sounds like an interesting book! Following!

  2. Great review. Enjoy your trip. Hope you'll take time to post from abroad. Donna


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