Snow Bound

Snow Bound

by Elizabeth Kirke

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Snow Bound by Elizabeth Kirke

After learning how to use magic and fighting vampires, anyone would be bored going back to normal college life. As if that wasn't enough, Jen didn't realize how hard it would be to tiptoe around her non-magic family and friends. She can't even talk to her familiar, Rak, without making sure no one else is around! Worst of all, Jen misses the friends she made over the summer. Aside from Rak, they're the only other magics she knows and she hasn't seen them in almost five months! Jen is all too happy to accept an invitation to go skiing with the gang. She gears up for two weeks of snow, magic, and fun. Just when everything seems to be going great, an uninvited guest turns up. Soon the skiers aren't the only things going downhill. Jen thought that vampires were just about the most dangerous thing the magical world could throw at her. Unfortunately, she's about to learn that people with no magic at all can be just as deadly...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542803625
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2013
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 1,293,873
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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Snow Bound 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Kirke Snow Bound More than Magic #2 I fell in love with the whole gang during Semester Aboard, so happily dived straight into this book with high expectations and it didn’t disappoint. I was soon immersed back in the magical world, where nothing is as it seems and danger is around every corner. The character development is incredible, with them all having their own individual personalities that come to life off the page. Full of action, twists and turns, there was never a dull moment and this book kept me completely gripped and turning page after page to see what was going to happen next. Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this series. I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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The old dog looks up at her and licks her hand. Panting
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CityKat717 More than 1 year ago
Snow Bound (The More Than Magic Series #2) is the sequel to More Than Magic Semester Abroad and it takes place when Jen meets up with all her magic friends, that she met on the cruise in book 1, for a ski vacation.   The story is interesting and has a quite a few surprises.  The plot line flows so smoothly and makes it hard to put this book down for anything. I absolutely love the way that Ms. Kirke writes so descriptively - it makes it so easy to envision everything happening.  I also love the way that she develops her characters and gives them each such a personality.  After reading both books, I feel like her characters are friends of mine and I want to keep in touch and keep knowing whats going on in their lives.  The interactions between the characters is so realistic.  The banter and joking around had me laughing out loud as I was reading. If you're looking for a great YA series, then you need to read this series by Elizabeth Kirke!
InterpretergalMW More than 1 year ago
I loved the More Than Magic: Semester Aboard Book #1, but this book, More Than Magic: Snow Bound Book #2 is even better! It starts with Jen going to a ski resort to have a vacation with the Magics she met on the cruise. Jen is so excited to see all of them, but is most looking forward to seeing Thomas who she developed a serious crush for on the cruise. She is all perpared when she arrives at the resort with her bag, skis and her familiar, Rak, a cat. Thomas was supposed to pick her up, but as much as she loves TS, he is alone to take her to their cabin. She is so excited and gets to ride TS as a werewolf the three miles to their cabin. She soon sees everyone, Dani, Mariana, Char and Thomas! Also she meets Ember, Char's Niece, who is a fire elemental herself. They all ski and have a great time. Dani tricks Thomas and Jen by getting them by themselves. It happens that they talk and kiss. :) This is the most darlin' scene. I love how it is written. They end up 'going steady' and Dani gets to tease them. Eveything is going great, then Jen's non-magic cousin, Shannon, shows up as a surprise. Jen is tense and doesn't know what to do, but everyone else offers for her to stay in the cabin with them. Jen doesn't think this is a good idea because Shannon is sharp and can pick up little clues to figure out they're magics. No one else is worried and Jen decides to be ok with it. Things start to happen, Shannon starts putting things together and choas erupts. This is a must read! I love this book! I love how the author make reference to other vampire books. Some of my favorite lines: "Thomas shrugged. 'I like the cooked kind. But raw fish reminds me of congealed blood.'" "'That is the grossest description of sushi I have ever heard!' Shannon cried." "How long have you been twenty-two?" It was well written and a good length so I didn't get tired of it, but it left me wanting more! I cant wait to read the next book in this series!
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E_M_Fogle More than 1 year ago
Snow Bound by Elizabeth Kirke is another wonderfully magical adventure! Jen and her team of magics meet up for another vacation. This time, they are going skiing in the mountains. What starts out as a welcomed, long awaited reunion and relaxing vacation, quickly turns into a fast paced rollercoaster ride of emotions and stress. First, *and this is a major spoiler alert*, I can’t stop myself from saying how happy I am that Jen and Thomas are finally dating! Yay! Then Jen’s cousin, Shannon, shows up and throws a kink in the works. She is a non-magic and they try desperately to keep the magic world away from her. However, when a mysterious man slinking through the forest starts to wreak havoc on their quiet getaway, Shannon starts to slowly figure things out and realizes that things aren’t quite what they seem. Catastrophe hits when Tethy’s is almost mortally wounded. I won’t give away any more spoilers, but emotions work on overdrive as they all try desperately to save him. Snow Bound was a super fun read that added to the overall charming appeal of Semester Abroad. The author definitely knows how to keep my interest up and make me want more of the series! I can’t wait to see what is next for Jen and her group of magics! I’m hoping I see more of Shannon’s adventure and delve deeper into the MES world! Well done, Elizabeth Kirke!
JLynnMc More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a ride! I seriously thought I was gonna have a heart attack while reading this. So needless to say, there is LOADS of action and some crazy surprises! I have really learned to love the whole gang, including a couple of newcomers that helped heat things up a bit (ha ha). We really got to see a bold new side to one of my favorite paranormal hotties! And this book is a perfect example of how supernatural creatures can be totally loyal, loving, and just plain amazing - and the non-magics can turn out to be flippin' cuckoo! Hope to see more of this series in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As good as the 1st!
kristinja73 More than 1 year ago
After reading More than Magic: Summer Abroad, I couldn't refuse a chance to read and review the second book Snow Bound. I love this group of characters and their ingrained friendship. They're fun, loyal, and smart; but, somehow they're always attracting trouble. If you haven't read Summer Abroad, go check out my review HERE! Catch up on the characters and give it a read. I don't think you'll be disappointed. So, Jen's back with the gang after 5 months of being separated from the only "magics" she knows. When we left her in the last installment, she'd barely learned she was a witch. Now she has her familiar Rak, who I adore, and she's been practicing spells. Her friends have decided a ski trip would be just the thing for their winter get together, and it might have been...if snowstorms and vigilantes hadn't been part of the equation.  As always, I try hard to provide spoiler free reviews, but I do have to say this: GO JEN & THOMAS!!!  Now, outside of the previous statement, there are plenty of surprises awaiting you in Snow Bound. Just as everyone gets settled and is enjoying their skiing, the weather gets bad and bullets start flying: the kind of bullets no werewolf wants to get hit with. As usual, tragedy strikes and the competent MES officers are forced to take things into their own hands, doing some things that could end their lives...literally. As much as I enjoyed this book, I had a difficult thing with just a couple of things. There's a part in the middle where Dani goes into a detailed explanation about the side-effects of the potions the "magics" use. I found the description to be a bit overboard when a simple explanation would have probably been more effective. As it was, I found myself skipping over large portions of the explanation to get to the action. Also, I felt like the personalities each character portrayed in Summer Abroad didn't shine through as much in this book.  That being said...I highly recommend both of the More than Magic books to anyone who loves the usual mythical creatures as well as water and fire elementals. Everyone has a unique role and a matching personality. They're all connected in one way or another...most often in ways that when one of them is hurt or dying, the others experience the desperation. Elizabeth pushed the characters out of their comfort zone and placed them in situations where they had to make difficult and controversial decisions. I absolutely loved the way she had Thomas think out a certain decision and come to the understanding he did. It showed brilliant maturity and growth! Another fantastic book Ms. Kirke!!! Keep it up, because I cannot wait to read the next installment.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite "Snow Bound" by Elizabeth Kirke is a very different kind of fantasy and magic story because the author has thrown the box of magical fantasy wide open and been able to successfully include a wide range of magical fantasy beings into the story in this fairly long 346 page book. The plot revolves around the setting up of rules of a "legal framework" aimed at regulating people who have magical powers with the presumption that such people and beings do exist! From the beginning, where the concept of a "familiar" enters the story in the magical bond between a witch Jen, who is a very normal young lady, and a cat, the book introduces many other such bonds and relationships between unlikely people as the chapters roll on. The story develops seamlessly and the action moves to a cabin in the snowy wilderness, where Jen and the rest of her group of registered magical people, meet again after a long separation which started where the first book of the Magic Series ended. Just as the group is settling down and all the magical powers of the individuals in the group have been exhibited in little events and descriptions, danger strikes in the form of a vicious Werewolf named Lyall, who is accompanied by his girlfriend with whom he has illegally bonded. To strengthen the bond he wants one of the group of friends to illegally "turn" his girlfriend by turning her into a Vampire. The story heats up when Jen's friend, who is a non magic, suddenly arrives, and Lyall becomes berserk in his attempt to get the group involved in turning his friend into a Vampire which is illegal. Incredible events of horrific attacks and sabotage happen which grip the reader and make the book difficult to put down - I read it in a day because of this. It is a well-written book where the action never lets up and I rate this book as an excellent one in its genre.