Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review: The Magi by: Kevin Turner

Goodreads Summary: 

Thirteen-year-old Elijah Hawk has never heard of the Magi. He doesn't know about the secret power they have. He has never been to Savenridge, the Magi city hidden deep inside the northern forests. Most of all, Elijah is unaware of the dangers hunting him, in search for something he has. After one terrifying night, however, all of that changes! 

On a quest to solve the murder of his parents, Elijah stumbles upon the land of the Magi. Learning their secrets and training with their power is the least of his problems. In order to find out why his parents were killed, Elijah learns that he must confront the dangers that are hunting him. What's more terrifying is learning that stumbling upon this new world of the Magi may not have been an accident afterall.

My Review:

ReadingNook Rating: 4 out 5 stars

Anyone who knows my reading style, knows i'm not a huge fantasy fan and that my tastes are geared more towards contemporary fiction. The Magi is one of those books that makes me think why the heck do I not read more fantasy?? I absolutly loved this story. Kevin Turner is a brilliant writer who created this utterly magical world that any reading fan young or old can and would enjoy. If your a fan of Harry Potter, then you should check these books out because they have the potential to become as big as J.K. Rowling's series. I'm not alone in this characterization many of the other reviews i've read have also compared this series to Harry Potter, not because the storys are similar but because the magic is real and compeals you to want to keep reading.

The characters emotions were real and Elijah the main character was very relatable, and his emotions rang true. His emotions were up and down with the events that took place, as they should have been, and everything fell into place for me. This is the first of The Magi series and I cannot wait for Kevin Turner to continue the amazing character developing, and world building that started so strong in the first book. I have no complaints for this book other then I couldn't put it down, so not much else got done while reading this book.

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