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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    !!!

    Best book ever.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    I received this book free from the author in exchange of a hones

    I received this book free from the author in exchange of a honest review. Thank you very much, Caitlen!

    At the begining, when Abby found out that she's an "ord", I thought that she will start to cry and everybody will support her. I thought that she'll go at that special school and she will learn history and other uninteresting things and she will have boyfriends, but I was wrong. Abigail Hale is a very brave and powerful girl, and her family treated her like she was theirs, even though she was "nothing". Everybody considered her family worthy of respect and when they found out that Abby doesn't have magical powers, they started to be distant. Even her classmates, even her teacher looked at her with contempt. What they did was bad, but Abby ignored them, therefor she didn't care. And when she arrived at her school in Rothermere, everything seemed normal. But the danger started to appear - the hungry goblins were hunting the ords and two adventurers - Barbarian Mike and Trixie - wanted to kidnap Abby. So when they had the opportunity to kidnap Abby, they did it. But the girl was very brave and I started to admire her for that.

    My rating: 5/5

    The story was very interesting and, even though at the begining it didn't seem quite unique, I really liked it. There were moments when I was kept in suspense and moments when I laughed a lot. My favorites characters were the members of the Hale family. Everyone had something special; but I adored Gil from the very first moment. His jokes were making me smile every time and the fact that he was a writer impressed me. Also, Alexa, her bigger sister, was very nice. Plus, she was serving King Steve, so she was very powerful, smart and always prepared to replace her mother when both Abby and Alexa were far away from home.
    Abby is a really nice character; she immediately managed to make some friends and I was really surprised when she offered to work (a lot) in the kitchen, for the entire school year without any complaints. She proved that she was very diligent and she accepted to spend her free time in the kitchen, washing dishes.

    Oh, and another thing I loved about this book?
    Flying carpets. I love flying carpets and I'm always going to love them.

    I really like the fact that the humor was mixed with the action and magic and I enjoyed reading Abby's story. I love that, sometimes, there were some funny breaks in which the funny characters were involved (like Gil, of course). Okay, maybe Abby was making me laugh too, but Gil...
    It would be awesome if I would have two brothers like Jeremy and Gil. Though, I'm really sorry for Abby. I wish she had magical powers. But then, the story would have been too ordinary, right?

    Anyway, "Ordinary Magic is a book that really deserves five stars and you should read it. I hope that Caitlen will write a sequel, because this book really deserves one and I'm really curious what happens next.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Ordinary Magic is a cute, magical read about ordinary kids who p

    Ordinary Magic is a cute, magical read about ordinary kids who prove to be extraordinary in a world where magic is the norm. Every kid dreams about magic at some point in life, and in Abby's world it is no exception. However, kids in Abby's world typically take magic for granted. I freaking love this world, and I admire kids like Abby who dare to run straight into danger to protect their friends and their beliefs. The ordinary girl that she is, Abby shines in the magical world she lives in.

    Exceptional as the world building is, the characters are what make this story shine. They all played their roles without fail, and they all have their unique personalities. I loved Abby's friends in their own special ways, especially Peter--the loner who seems to feel something special towards Abby. I expect to see more development between the two in the future (because there better be a book two!). Abby's family is equally amazing, if not more so. Despite the general populace's distaste for ords, Abby's family rallies together to protect the baby of their family. Abby's eldest sister Alexa is my hero(ine). An extremely power magic wielder, Alexa uses her abilities to protect and educate ords like Abby when she could be doing something crazy.

    This is a book for people of all ages. There is no wasted scene; each one contributes to the development of the plot. Readers of all ages will enjoy the adventure, magic, and humor. Middle-grade readers will delight in Abby's magical world where ordinary kids can shine and prevail against the bad guys. Older readers will appreciate the underlying meanings behind various plot lines, such as the prejudice against ords. And a little magic never hurts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    An interesting reversal of the Norm....where there is a world wh

    An interesting reversal of the Norm....where there is a world where MAGIC is the born and non magic the exception.Loved the characters....would definitely order any more offerings from this author to add to my 50000 or so books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Excellent book

    I greatly enjoyed reading this imaginative book. The author did an excellent job of crafting a magical world and infusing her characters with personality. I would recommend this book for middle school children up through adults.

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