Magic Harvest

Magic Harvest

by Mary Karlik


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Young fae girls are disappearing.

Layla has never belonged to the fairy realm – at least, half of her hasn’t. She’s never known anyone with human blood, not even her father. When she was three, the dragon Fauth attacked the fairy festival, murdering her fae mum & stepfather. Frankly, some fairies think she should’ve been eaten too.

As she grew, despite being called names like “fuman” for being a half-blood, she’s discovered that being half-human isn’t terrible. She may lack magic, but she is immune to iron sickness, and she can wield a sword with elven skill.

Magic in the human world is disastrous.

Sixteen years later, when Layla’s half-sister is kidnapped and taken through a portal to the forbidden human realm, Layla rushes to the rescue. She’s older and stronger, and she’s not about to let her last living family member be taken from her without a fight.

Only someone who belongs to both worlds can find the truth.

The portal spits her out in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, but neither her sister or the kidnapper are anywhere to be found. Stuck in a world she only knows from school books, Layla forges unlikely alliances to find her sister. As she becomes tangled in the dark world of fairy trafficking, magic harvesting, and murder, Layla will have to find the strength within if she is to survive and save her sister.

“Mary Karlik, is truly a hidden gem of a writer.”I Am the Bookworm

Fairy Trafficking Series

1. Magic Harvest
2. Magic Heist - Coming July 9, 2019!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943858477
Publisher: Ink Monster
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Series: Fairy Trafficking Series
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna' home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn't find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.

You can find her Texas roots in her YA contemporary romance Hickville series , which has been described as "100% solid storytelling," and begins with Welcome to Hickville High, a "lovely story about growing up."

She digs deep into her Scottish roots - there is magic there, she just knows it - for the forthcoming YA epic fantasy Fairy Trafficking series, beginning with Magic Harvest.

She makes her home in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico where she is a certified professional ski instructor, but she also loves visiting Scotland where she is currently studying Scottish Gaelic at the University of Highlands and Islands in Skye. Mary also earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Registered Nurse.

Mary currently serves as the President of the Young Adult Chapter of Romance Writers of America and looks forward to raising a glass or two of gin and tonic with her fellow writers every year at RWA’s national convention.

Please visit Mary at

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Magic Harvest 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Liln18 More than 1 year ago
What a fascinating read! Magic, fairies and dragon's make up this fun read! Great world building, exciting characters and a storyline that keeps you sucked in! Adventure, fantasy and chills complete this book!
Cyn_Ayala23 More than 1 year ago
Magic Harvest follows Layla, a half-fairy who escapes the fairyland to chase after a cloaked figure who has kidnapped her sister. It’ fun because Layla is half human and half-fairy, ostracized from the fairy realm because of her lack of magic. Bullied and teased, Layla endures it, right at the beginning, she struggles to find the strength inside her to challenge the bullies, to challenge the word Layla has always known, knowing that her treatment is not right. It is a wonderful example of trying to e find inner strength that is incredibly relatable because it is not easy, standing up for oneself, while necessary, is a heart-racing endeavor because so much can happen and so much can go wrong, but those fears should not deter one’s self. It makes the gravity of the situation so well done. There is also this idea of “difference.” Layla’s differences have always been used to make her feel weaker and broken when in fact these differences, her inability to use magic and human physic, are what make her stronger. That is so powerful because being different shouldn’t be looked down at because those differences are what make people stronger where they need to be. For Layla, that is so true. Her lack of magic forced her to learn different ways to defend herself, helping her rely on her physical strength, something the fairies never thought to appreciate, relying heavily on their magic use. This makes her a great heroine because she grows through this. Layla learns to love herself, to appreciate everything that makes her different because it is those differences that make her capable of fighting and saving the people she loves. She only has to learn to learn to love herself first on the adventure. Admittedly it drags. The story, at 286 pages feels much longer than that because the story gives the reader lots of exposition to absorb. The narrative and character growth make up for most of that, but the other characters in the novel, they are not as exciting as Layla is, so all that exposition leaves the reader a little bored. It is interesting to see how Layla learns to behave in the human world, but most of it can be summarized or condensed because at times the pace speeds up and then slow down to a crawl, leaving the reader a tad exhausted. Much of it felt unnecessary, and it distracted the reader from Layla and her growth. Nevertheless, Magic Harvest is a fun adventure with fantastic character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this book I love fairys can't wait to read second book.... going to pre-0rder second book also order them both for my great niece cant wait to read second book ie was very easy read and wrote very well you use your imagination to really get into the book read it in two day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review* I am really sad to be so disappointed in this book. The synopsis seemed full of so much potential and yet I couldn't get past 17 percent. From the start, everything seemed a little too forced. The reader is thrown into a world with very little understanding of it. What confused me the most was the fact that the main character has some creature living inside of her and yet that is totally fine? I would be worried out of my mind if I had an evil little demon that fed off of my dark thoughts living inside of me. What finally put me off was that the human male character said the word wee. After laughing my head off that this hard policeman would say the word wee to describe anything I set the book aside. This might be for someone that likes their fantasy words to be simply built. For me, I am going to move on to other books where the world is actually fully fleshed out.