Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ordinary Magic Review

256 pages

In Abby’s world, magic isn’t anything special: it’s a part of everyday life. So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities, she’s branded an "Ord"—ordinary, bad luck, and quite possibly a danger to society. The outlook for kids like Abby isn’t bright. Many are cast out by their families, while others are sold to treasure hunters (ordinary kids are impervious to spells and enchantments). Luckily for Abby, her family enrolls her in a school that teaches ordinary kids how to get around in a magical world. But with treasure-hunting kidnappers and carnivorous goblins lurking around every corner, Abby’s biggest problem may not be learning how to be ordinary—it’s whether or not she’s going to survive the school year!

Review (ARC):
I never thought I would really like a book about "ordinary" people. In a world of magic the main characters are those who have absolutely no magic at all. Somehow the author manages to make the lives of those without magic more exciting than the lives of those with magic. Abby is one of those "ordinary" people who comes from a family of magic users. However, Abby's life doesn't suck like most people who discover they are Ords. Rather she has a loving family who support her even though she's an Ord. There are all kinds of dangers for those without magic including being kidnapped, sold, and even killed. When Abby ends up going to the school for Ords she learns more about surviving in a magical world than she thought possible. This book is packed with danger, adventure and friendship. I definitely recommend this as a must read book for those who love magical adventures and stories with a twist.


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