Titan Magic

Titan Magic

by Jodi Lamm

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Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.

Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return.

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BN ID: 2940013244245
Publisher: Jodi Lamm
Publication date: 10/02/2011
Series: Titan Magic , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 341 KB

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Titan Magic 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Madeleine Lavoie has only her brother and mother since her father died. She remains hidden from the world, never speaking, called Mute Maddy or Mad Maddy. Yet her inability to speak isn’t by choice and she hears someone calling out to her in her mind. When her brother kicks her out, she must discover the source of the voice and her own destiny. TITAN MAGIC is based on an ancient and unusual premise, written for a YA audience and even adult readers. I felt for Maddy, not knowing who she was or why she is the way she is, journeying to discover the truth about herself and the situation she finds herself in. A pawn of many factions, Maddy doesn’t know who to turn to. My favorite characters were Maddy and Will, but I also felt deeply for Marcus by the end of the story. TITAN MAGIC is beautifully written with delicately intricate world-building and authentic characters.
FictionalDistraction More than 1 year ago
Actual rating: 3.5 / 5 If you're looking for a truly unique YA novel, stop searching and pick up Titan Magic. Its fairytale-like world surprised and fascinated me. I really hope that this wasn't the last we've seen of Madeleine and her adventures. While it took a while for me to get into the story, I soon started to really enjoy it and hoped to find out more about this special world. When I started it, I didn't really know what to expect from Titan Magic but I was surprised by it nonetheless. The things Madeleine finds out about herself sometimes confused me, but I also grew quite fond of her and always hoped that everything would become better for her. She is a very strong character, but still reacts reasonably to some discoveries and situations at the same time. At first I found it difficult to get into the story as it took a while to be able to really identify with Maddy. At the same time I wasn't too familiar with the mythology used in Titan Magic and needed some time to get comfortable with it. But once I got used to it, I started to really enjoy this novel and could appreciate the unique premise. The other characters we encounter are very diverse. None of them are similar to each other and every single one is important for the storyline. While I love Will and Jas, I never really could warm up to Marcus or Eli - but I wouldn't want to miss any of them, because each of them contributes very significant things to the story. I'm really looking forward to find out more about Madeleine's story, because - even though some parts of the ending were really enjoyable - I was left hanging a little bit and I'm curious to see what will happen now. It almost feels as though Titan Magic was only an introduction and that the "real story" will begin now with that ending. All in all, I really liked Titan Magic, especially for it unusual premise and the diversity of characters. Like I said above, you should definitely pick up a copy of this, when you're looking for something completely different than any usual YA novel. --- I received a review copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Amabe421 More than 1 year ago
The synopsis for this book sounded really interesting. I love fantasy so I was excited to read it. I found it to be a little weird, but still good. The story moved along nice and steady through most of the book. There was action, fantasy, and a bit of romance. The characters were interesting and the story was creative.There is a lot of mystery to what certain people's intentions really are. I was trying to figure out who was good and who was bad through most of the book. It wasn't until the end that things were a little clearer. I loved really trying to figure out the characters. Madeline has been hidden away, literally not allowed to leave her own home. No one can hear her speak, and some people believe she is crazy. She hears a voice and even she thinks she is delusional. She has to listen to the voice no matter what, she can't disobey it. She ends up being tossed out on the street by her brother with nothing but her fathers coat. She figures out that she is not crazy, and she hasn't been just imagining the voice she hears. She ends up discovering surprising things about herself and her family and has to be strong and make the right choices. She knows that she has to find her voice, not just for herself, but for everyone around her. She has ended up the center of something bigger than she could have ever imagined. I really liked Madeline. She is really brave and strong. She is very scared of the things that are happening, and she is confused, but she still does what she believes she has to. Overall, I enjoyed this book. It is a hard book to review without giving anything away. It was interesting, and flowed well. The story was very centered on the characters more than events and surroundings, which I liked. I felt that we got to know the characters well. I was confused about them for a while. There were a few I didn't know whether to like or dislike, but I feel like in the end we knew them pretty well. There are still things we are left wondering about, but it's not a huge cliffhanger or anything. I liked the book and I am interested to see what will happen next.
WordSpelunking More than 1 year ago
Jodi Lamm¿s TITAN MAGIC is one of those books that comes along every once in a while and completely surprises me with how deeply and unexpectedly it moves me. Based on the book¿s blurb, I expected a simple, fun fairytale like story; but what I got was a truly spellbinding and meaningful tale and exploration of the human condition. MY BRIEF SUMMARY Madeline ¿Maddy¿ Lavoie cannot speak, nor can she remember her life past the last three years. She is plagued by a voice that only she hears and apparently cannot disobey. After three years of being hidden from the world, Maddy¿s brother cast her out of the house simply telling her to go find her voice. What Maddy finds is a talking stag, a swindling man for hire with a beautiful heart, truths about who and what she is that forever change her, and a voice she never knew she had. STORY I¿m a big fan of stories that take different folklores and myths, and instead of simply retelling those tales with minor variations, they add their own added unique spins, storylines, and characters, creating something new, original, and refreshing. And Jodi Lamm has done just that with TITAN MAGIC. Lamm weaves a captivating and gripping story that blends the old with the new, the familiar with the unexpected, and the dark with the light. TITAN MAGIC is neither fast paced or slow; it flows nicely. The story begins with mystery and intrigue- Why is Maddy mute? Whose voice does she hear? What happened to her memory?-but Lamm doesn¿t drag these questions out, torturing readers till the end. These mysteries are quickly solved, but then new ones are revealed. Lamm does an excellent job of balancing and spacing her story¿s mysteries and revelations, ensuring that readers never get bored or frustrated¿and I certainly never did! Without giving anything away, I¿ll simply say that I was enchanted by the fantasy elements surrounding Maddy¿s existence. There¿s an eloquent, yet dark whimsy do these elements that make them both fascinating and fearsome. Lamm¿s scope of imagination and creativity in this book is impressive and her writing is lovely and haunting. As beautiful as the fantasy elements are, the depth and meaning found within this book are breathtaking. Lamm explores so much more than a simple folk story or myth; she also offers a profound look at the human condition-what it means to be human, where our humanity and souls comes from, the duality of man, the power and essence of love. And she does so with an effortless subtlety. The last portion of the book is very climatic and intense; there¿s a great deal of stuff going on toward the ending. I¿m a bit conflicted about the ending. Not because it isn¿t a satisfying ending that really ties everything together nicely, because it is and it does. I think I was expecting and perhaps even wanting an ending that was a bit messier and less tidy. Also, the way the romantic aspects are left was not what I personally was rooting for. But, the ending does leave plenty of room open for a sequel¿a sequel I will definitely be reading! CHARACTERS This is very much a character driven story, and Lamm¿s characters are undeniably compelling. Maddy is such a fascinating character because there is so much mystery and intrigue surrounding her. In the beginning of the book, she¿s quite lost, both literally and figuratively, and I really felt like I was experiencing her journey and story with her and not simply through her. Maddy