Crystal Magic

Crystal Magic

3.9 51
by Madeline Freeman

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Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere. She's an outcast at her school, but everything changes in the blink of an eye.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to


Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere. She's an outcast at her school, but everything changes in the blink of an eye.

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. She makes friends and catches the attention of Owen Marsh, who accepts her without question and who may be able to understand her better than anyone.

But Owen isn't the only one who notices her. The mysteriously alluring Fox Holloway draws Kristyl's eye whenever he's around. And Clearwater High's chief mean-girl, Crystal Jamison, has her sights set on Kristyl and will stop at nothing to prove what Kristyl really is.

A witch.

Magic can be as dangerous as fire, and Aunt Jodi wants Kristyl to have nothing to do with it. But 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?

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Clearwater Witches Series , #1

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Crystal Magic (Clearwater Witches #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Had me hooked from beginning to end. Strongly suggest having book two handy when near the end of book one. Oh and have lots of caffeine on hand if your a slow pace reader like me and get hooked to the story cause you won't want sleep to come between you and the book! I know I didnt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, but there were a lot of mistakes in spelling. Other then that it is a GREAT BOOK!!! I love it and think it's creative!!!! Great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although aimed toward teenage audience, i did like the book. Made for a light, enjoyable evening read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just discovered this author and I'm so happy I did. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one.
LivreIt2Me_WordPress More than 1 year ago
*Received ARC for Honest Review* Characterization The characters in Crystal Magic are very lovable. Kristyl (Krissa) is really genuine and I found myself wanting to reach through the pages to hug her at times and others I wanted to high-five her for just being awesome. She’s genuinely curious and resilient. She’s had a lot to adjust to, as we find out at the beginning of the book, but that’s only the beginning for her. I enjoyed following her through her journey and finding out how she adapted to each curveball thrown at her. Krissa’s aunt, Jodi, is endearing and caring; it’s apparent early on that there’s something about her we don’t know. Another wonderful character is Owen – ugh, love him. I did find myself wanting to know more about him. Luckily, this is a series, so I may get my wish. One character I couldn’t stand is Crystal. (Imagine having to share your name with someone who is just an all-around bully.) She is developed well and has a nice bite to her. Dialogue The dialogue in Crystal Magic is very realistic and fits the Young Adult genre well. I enjoyed the back and forth between Owen and Krissa. There was something refreshing about finding dialogue that can read aloud and on the page easily. The arguments aren’t forced and the monologues aren’t heavy. Plot This is a fun story with some nice twists. Between finding out the backstory of our main character and sifting through the crazy in the town of Clearwater, I was pulled right into the story. I look forward to seeing where this all goes in future books. Visual Imagery  There are some really good moments here and there throughout the book. As this wasn’t a visual-heavy story, I found myself drawn to Jodi’s store, Hannah’s Herbs. I could see the stones and jewelry. Having been in places like this before, I could practically smell the incense burning. I also enjoyed “seeing” the town of Clearwater and adventuring through Krissa’s new home. Ending Well, as far as endings go, this one was pretty great. I sort of saw it coming (just a teeny bit, and only by a hunch) but not to the extent that it did. I have to say it was VERY well done. (Yay for cryptic reviews, huh?) Why Read This Book? If you enjoy Young Adult Paranormal books, this is a pretty great choice for you. This may be my powers of seeing the future kicking in, but I have a feeling that this is a series to keep an eye on. I look forward to finding out what happens next. Samantha livreit2me @ WordPress
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of the TV series "Secret Circle" which was also based off a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple yet interesting. The author draws you in right away. The story leaves you curious and eager to read the next book in the series and sesrch for answers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with good character development but not intended for adult readers.
Dizneyfreek 12 days ago
It was OK but I didn't realize it was a cliff hanger that makes you get the next book. Don't like characters
Anonymous 18 days ago
Love the teenage witch angle....hate the cliffhanger ending. I feel like nothing was resolved and a million questions linger. I get there are more books in the series....but maybe something could have been resolved....anything really that would not leave me with more questions than answers. Other then that it is a good read.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Love it
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved this book it left me wanting more
Anonymous 4 months ago
It continues
Anonymous 6 months ago
It was stupid
Anonymous 6 months ago
If you read this free book, be prepared for it not to end. I assumed it was a complete book because of its length. It is not. In fact, just as a huge transition is in place, as the result of these high school students using their magic in a big way for the first time, the book ends! I kind of felt like a sucker. I read over 200 pages on my nook to be surprised by an incomplete story! That aside, I did enjoy it. The characters are realistic, even though there is a paranormal theme. I would say it is a great read for ages 12 & up. (At least for those at the age when kissing a boy seems romantic and adventuresome.) I luked it enough that I may buy the rest of it. I just don't like the idea that I HAVE to buy it to finish it. Give me the whole thing so that I am happy to buy another book by the same author because of how much I enjoyed the free one. Let me feel good about it. It turned a potentially 5 star read into a 3.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good book
Anonymous 7 months ago
Repost this 5times and look under your pillow
Anonymous 7 months ago
Almost identical to secret circle series
Anonymous 7 months ago
I would recomend this book to anyone that enjoys the magic and wonder such books can bring into our lives.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I just loved this book!!! It kept me rooted to my seat until the wee hours of the a.m.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Couldn't put it down
Anonymous 9 months ago
Best book ive read ive read in a while.
NeedlepointShop 11 months ago
I enjoyed this book. Easy read and interesting story line.