Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn't through with her.
Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren's Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay.
The time for the Siren's reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way.
Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.
|Publisher:||Curiosity Quills Press|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Megan O’Russell is thrilled to be a part of the Curiosity Quills Press family. Her previous works include The Tethering Series, a YA fantasy filled with love and magic, the Girl of Glass series, which sneaks vampires into a dystopian sci-fi, and How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days, which sets a cellphone filled with magic loose in Manhattan. Exploring the Siren’s Realm with Maggie Trent has been a dream come true! Megan is an avid traveler, and her love for far flung lakes in Thailand and rocky shores in Maine both wove their way into Maggie’s world. When not writing or running off on a new adventure, Megan spends her time on stage as a professional performer, which is an adventure all it’s own.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Maggie was part of a fierce magical battle that ends in blackness. Thinking she'd died she ends up in the Siren's Realm. She can't go back to her previous existence, so she needs to make a life in this strange new world. The Siren grants wishes, but they come at a price Maggie doesn't want to pay. Maggie has to learn how to navigate her new surroundings, but just when she's found a new rhythm the Siren causes a storm to clear her realm from everything that is wrong. That means those without magic have to go and those with magic will keep paying. Maggie initially runs away from Bertrand. He wants to show her the possibilities of living in the Siren's Realm, but joining him would mean she has to embrace her powers. Bertrand can take Maggie on an adventure, a journey she'll never forget. Will she be brave enough to accept it? Following Bertrand will mean leaving the world she's only just entered, how will Maggie find her way back and is she ready for whatever fate has in store for them? The Girl Without Magic is a wonderful gripping story. Maggie is an intriguing main character. She's brave, talented and smart. She can be impulsive, but she's wise when she has to be. I liked that she's got strong survival instincts, they keep getting her far. She has to learn how to navigate a completely different world where she doesn't know anyone, but she doesn't despair. She makes the best of what she's been given and when a challenge presents itself she never runs away from it. That makes her an admirable person, someone I had fun reading about. Megan O'Russel has a fabulous descriptive writing style. I loved her world building skills, they captivated me straight away. She knows how to make her settings come to life and that makes her story a joy to read. I also liked the way she writes about magic. It's creative and fascinating. I enjoy it when a book is filled with unexpected twists and turns and Megan O'Russel kept me on the edge of my seat with her surprising story. I was enchanted by The Girl Without Magic from the first page and absolutely loved this thrilling adventure.