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Spells and Sorcery
S. Usher Evans
(Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.
Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.
Fourteen year old Alexis Carrigan is a smart, hard-working and high achieving student. She and her two older sisters and they have all been brought up by their aunt after their mother died when Alexis was born. Everything seems fine, though Alexis (Lexie)’s sister Marie always seems to pick on her. That’s until the evening before Lexie’s fifteenth birthday. That’s when Lexie discovered that she will be able to do and control magic as soon as she’s fifteen – starting from midnight. That’s when Lexie changes in other ways, too. She is magically powerful, so powerful she has problems controlling her magic – with some dire and some funny consequences.
Get ready to discover more about her powers, who will help her learn to control them and about the relatives she never knew she had! There’s a lot more to this magic lark than she could ever have dreamed of, especially as it works best when she’s calm and controlled – and Lexie is anything but calm! There are other magical people who will make themselves know, skills to learn, angst and turmoil, too, in this well paced start to what promises to be a truly magical series. There are secrets to be revealed and dangers to be overcome – I can’t wait to find out what happens next in the life of this powerful young lady!
I received an ARC of this. This is my honest review after reading it.
S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.
Evans is the author of the Razia series, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath, published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.