AWRW Book Review: Crystal Magic (Clearwater Witches 1) #YA #Fantasy by Author Madeline Freeman @Writer_Maddie

Not21847057hing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. But Clearwater has secrets of its own—a mystical history that intersects with Kristyl’s life and might shed light on the inexplicable events that plague her.

When a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?

Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published March 30th 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Photo Credit: April L Wood

The cover of CRYSTAL MAGIC caught my eye and made me eager to crack into this book. Upon checking out the rest of the CLEARWATER WITCHES series, I noticed they all have beautiful covers. Kudos to the cover designer! I just love pretty books!

But did the inside deliver on its promise?

YES. Fortunately, this book didn’t disappoint. CRYSTAL MAGIC is an intriguing urban fantasy tale about witches. I was wrapped up in a magical, fictional world of witchcraft, crystals, psychics, and the paranormal. The world-building was superb.

When I read YA books, I prefer the protagonist to have a bit of a hard-edge to them – and Kristyl was about as angsty as them come. An outcast, she moves in with her Aunt after tragedy strikes. She’s hopeful for a new beginning, but as her life changes, she finds no matter where she goes, she cannot escape her past. I enjoyed her transformation from page one until the last.

I would recommend this novel to fans of urban-fantasy, young-adult reads that feature angsty teens and natural magic.


Purchase, Amazon USA

About The Author

Madeline Freeman


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