Family Magic

Family Magic

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by Patti Larsen

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Her mom's a witch, her dad's a demon and she just wants to be ordinary. But, when an insidious evil comes after her family, Sydlynn Hayle has to choose to be the normal girl she craves or step up, embrace her magic and save her coven from disaster.  See more details below


Her mom's a witch, her dad's a demon and she just wants to be ordinary. But, when an insidious evil comes after her family, Sydlynn Hayle has to choose to be the normal girl she craves or step up, embrace her magic and save her coven from disaster.

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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
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12 Years

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Family Magic 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author did good introducing the main character and her "normal" life, but the constant mood swings, screaming for no reason and constant melodrama turned me off from reading past the 7th chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! It was so cool I used to hate fantasy now I love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this book. I loved it from the first chapter. Couldn't put it down!
SecondRunReviews 8 months ago
Thank goodness for vacations! Family Magic by Patti Larsen drew me in from the first few pages. Because I was on vacation, stuck in airports and with no real schedule, i was able to tuck in and finish this novel in few days. I immediately identified with Sydlynn’s struggle to be her own person and find her place in her family. It’s a struggle many of us go through and I felt Larsen hit the nail on the head when it came to Syd. She wasn’t overly whiny as she tried to fit in with her unusual family and the normal human world. And while the reveal of who-dun-in in this story was a bit lackluster and somewhat obvious, Syd’s strong, well-rounded personality and her journey to find her place in the world pulled me through to the end.
lauralovesreviewingLT 8 months ago
This is a story about a sixteen year old girl. She wants what everyone wants. To fit in. To find her place. But being a teen, she’s dealing with all of that angst, those hormones. Being bullied at school, responsible for her insane grandmother, and clashing with her mother have Syd all torn up inside. She must find herself. Discover what she wants. She thinks she doesn’t wanted her magic. Doesn’t want to be a witch. And she keeps her demon half locked down inside her. All of this frustration and anger find a way out sometimes, like a pot boiling over. It seems like every time Syd makes up with her mother, something else happens and she’s screaming how much she hates her, the family, the coven, her powers, and witches. She wants out and doesn’t want to wait until she’s 18 to give up her power. After a huge blow out with her mother, Syd’s dad is waiting for her. When she enters the basement, both of her parents are there, but her uncle butts into the family meeting. He insists they stop lying to Syd. Tell her the truth. She needs to get control of her demon now more than ever. Syd’s never whiney. She grows strong as she learns more, faces herself and her demon. Embraces her power. The author keeps her in character, genuine and believable. She’s a teenager and stays one, showing her growth, her confusion, her determination, and her doubts. As the end of the book drew near, I became worried. I couldn’t see how it would all work out. I was worried, afraid for the characters. The very first sentence in the last chapter is to telling and true. I wish I could share it with you, but you’ll see what I mean when you read it. So insightful. So powerful. As strong as the characters and magic displayed in this book.
WordForward 10 months ago
This was a cool twist on a story of witches! There were other supernatural creatures in this book as well but I do not want to give any of them away as they kept coming out as surprises to me. This book had a lot of action and suspense with a few twists. It kept me guessing and changing my guesses throughout the story. Once I started this book I had a really hard time putting it down, from late nights reading to being late getting out of the house as I wanted to read “just one more paragraph”. The author did a great job at bringing the main character, Syd, to life. I could feel her pain, frustration, joy, distrust, and every other emotion she went through as if it were my own. This story wraps up almost all the loose ends but definitely left the reader knowing there was more to come. I thought this book was great and am excited to read the next book in this series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
When I was younger, I was a huge fan of Sabrina The Teenage Witch. I imagined this book would be something like that. In some ways it was (they had a cat that was turned into a cat as punishment, which obviously reminded me of Salem the cat from the show), but in others it wasn't. The main difference to me was that the heroine, Syd, was nothing like Sabrina. For about the first half of the book, I was very annoyed at her. She kept complaining that she didn’t want her powers but she had no reason and no idea why she wanted it so badly -so basically "just because." I also didn't understand why she had to be so mean to her mother all the time and the constant arguing and fighting over nothing got old pretty quickly. I suppose this is teenage behavior, a sixteen year old's way of rebelling, but it was just boring to read through it. Anyway, I soldiered on and the second half got better as the element of the attack on the coven was introduced. In my opinion, this is when the story picked up and I got interested in what was going on. Even though some things didn't make sense to me and I didn't fully understand this whole world of magic, I couldn't help but speculate about who was behind the attack, etc... *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
t_barber1 More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down! Excitement, mystery, and angst with every turn of the page.  Characters are great and I really felt connected.  I can not wait to read more from this series, spin-offs, and author.  A definite must read, that I will be recommending!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tis book had me hooked from the beginning. If yo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't understand the high ratings. This was awful & it was dumped in the second chapter! The characters were strange & not likable. The premise was so weird, even for a paranormal book. Thank goodness this was free.
TodleyMarie73 More than 1 year ago
Great book. I enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written. The plot is not only present, but flows logically even through the illogical world of a high school misfit. The many characters were also thoughtfully introduced and developed. I am looking forward to continuing to share the Hayle family's adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another bored, spoiled teen book. No thanks
CVoeller More than 1 year ago
I would recommend that you NOT read this book, because it is so good that you're going to be forced to buy the other 17-20 volumes that continue Syds story. Superbly written , compelling story line and endearing characters. The Hayle witches will become your family. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loveed this book so much its a great thing to do on long car rides also i could not put it down. I am defently going to get the seconed book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First few chapters were enough for me. Obviously written for young teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the awesomest book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a good book! The plot is fantastic and I could barely put it down!!! The author should be proud of this story! It is awesome!!!
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ABrantley More than 1 year ago
If you love books that pull you in from page one due to their descriptive nature, you're going to love this book. I was immediately in love with how the author managed to make me feel the emotions and physical feelings of the character from the first scene. This is an awesome young adult paranormal romance that I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MQ-Himself More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable - it's a smooth, fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its complicated to explain but youll just have to read it. The hard times syd (the main character) was having in the story reminded me of my own family struggles and weirdly enough it had a lot of peoples names in it that i know anyway READ IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago