Friday, September 10, 2010

Old Magic

This is the book for my Blog Fest Giveaway, and it's Old Magic by Marianne Curley.

About and Thoughts on Book:






Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing,
but Kate Warren doesn't know why.
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.
From B&N


Sorry that this took me a while to finally post. It's here now, and just in time for my giveaway.


So this was a book I got a while back, and one that I had not heard of until I saw it on the shelf at the bookstore. The synopsis drew me in. I can honestly tell you that I did like it, but it wasn't like I expected, which is a good and bad thing. 


Kate is a witch, and the her whole town knows or at least that's the rumor. They know that her grandmother is one because she owns a shop where she sells things to a bunch of tourists that kind of has to do with magic. They just assume that Kate is one as well, but they have no idea what she can actually do. She can know what people are feeling by just delving into their brain, she can pick up on anger, sadness, intrigue, and any other feeling that you may not actually be showing on the outside. She can also pick up on more, but just this gift is where it all starts for Kate and Jarrod. He actually knows when she's trying to find out his feelings. He's the only one who's ever been able to do that. Kate knows that Jarrod has to have magic in him. He practically causes a storm to nearly tear up their science class. He will not believe anything that doesn't go by his rules. He won't believe that his family is cursed, and that's why they have all their bad luck. His arrogance and also how he was kind of cowardly got on my nerves. From the synopsis, and also in the beginning, I didn't think he would be like that at all. Yet, he was. I did like that she switched between Kate and Jarrod, so you got both sides of what was going on. You got to understand why Jarrod was like he was, instead of if Kate was the only one who was telling the story. I really liked part 2. You'll find out why when you read the book, which I suggest you do, cause it is really good. It has magic, it's about the paranormal, who wouldn't love it? To be honest, it's not the best book out there, but it's extremely far from the worse, by lightyears. So go check it out!


Overall I rate this one:

LK Liked it. It wouldn't hurt you to read it, but it wouldn't kill you if you didn't. I still think you'd be missing out if you didn't.
















So to all of you who have entered my contest good luck to you, and the winner will be announced on the 12th! Once again, Good Luck!!!




Alisha





31 comments:

lyan said...

I want to win!!

qbanchic@hotmail.com

Ghroob said...

how can i enter/

ALN said...

Ghroob, you can enter by going to my blog fest post and leaving a comment with your email. Thanks for wanting to enter!

alexa.1959 said...

Alexa Nernberg
(alexa.1959@live.com)

Old Magic sounds like an interesting book that I would like to read.

Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

Cherry said...

Sounds like my kind of read :)

Cherry Mischievous
www.cherrymischievous.com
mischivus101-warrior2 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Hope to win!

melanie1721@yahoo.com

Liz said...

I am not sure if I need to enter on this one or the other so i will do both! I am a new follower from blog fest!


lhoward916(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie McElfresh said...

Id like to read it!

amcelfresh@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

First-time visitor...cool site.

Thanks for being one of the blogfest hosts.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Elise said...

Enter me!
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Pam said...

sounds fun!

melacan at hotmail dot com

jc said...

I'd love to get my hands on this book! I'm a follower, thanks for the giveaway.

yumihamano@gmail.com

Gutenha said...

Awesome review, just put me more excited to read it.

Angie said...

wow sounds really interesting, sign me up. angiewith3 at live dot com

Carol M said...

Please enter me! Thank you!
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lknott said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! the book sounds interesting. I do like to read about witches!!


lknott@partnercom.net

Giada M said...

Great review! Thank you! :D

Dakota said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
dakotasky55 at gmail dot com

LORETTA CANTON said...

Great contest.


loretta
lbcanton@verizon.net

misskallie2000 said...

This book sounds like a great book and I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

This book sounds like a great book and I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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Tabathia said...

Please count me in. Great review
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cparkins14 said...

Enter me please!
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mbreakfield said...

Please enter me in the contest.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

jpshaw said...

I like books like this, sounds very cool! Thanks for the giveaway! cnjshaw at gmail dot com. I'm a follower.

KIKA said...

sounds fun! Please enter me :)

thebookbluff(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Please count me in.

lucybeugelingramos@gmail.com

Carolynn W. said...

Plese enter me, sounds interesting!
carolynnwald [at]hotmail [dot]com

stacey said...

Sounds entresting please enter me.
I'm a New GFC Follower
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Euphoria13 said...

o_O I never heard of this book before. It sounds VERY INTERESTING! I must add it to my "to-read" list at once!!