03 February 2012
A LITTLE MAGIC by VALERIE GILLEN
I was directed to this book a month or so ago by my reading group that interacts with various authors. Valerie Gillen is a new author to me, so I was not sure what to expect from the book. The premise of the story sounded interesting, so I thought I would give it a try. I found this to be a delightful read that I would target more for the middle school/YA crowd than adult reader. The story line, characters and writing seemed perfect for that group, however, as an adult I still found the story engaging. I liked the typical good vs. evil approach and felt interested in the characters, especially Siobhan and Alicia. It was a bit predictable in spots as I could definitely see where the story was headed, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of it. I think that this story could be fleshed out into a full fledged novel, and if handled correctly, even a good YA series.