Friday, 28 November 2014

Lilly Noble & Actual Magic (Actual Magic Series) by Deborah McTiernan

Lilly Noble & Actual Magic (Actual Magic Series)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
After the collision claimed her mother's life and left her with a memory full of holes, Lilly Noble is sent away to boarding school on the gloomy island of Raven's Landing, Maine. Though feeling exiled and abandoned by her father, she is determined to fill in the blanks the accident left in her mind. When she meets the hypnotically charming and strangely intense Murosky Skaggs, his unnatural curiosity and careful attentions toward her raise her suspicions. His stories don't add up. Lilly's search for the truth beneath his lies causes her life to take a thrilling and terrifying twist. What she doesn't realize is the closer she gets to revealing his dark secret, the closer she comes to regaining her memory and unmasking her mother's murderer. But something else, something far more sinister is lurking just off the coast. It's been there, waiting for her. Lilly's quest for answers puts her and those around her in mortal danger, and once she starts down that path, there is no turning away from her destiny, if she can survive. Young Adult Paranormal.

Lilly Noble & Actual Magic by Deborah McTiernan

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Lilly Noble & Actual Magic (Actual Magic Series)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a gift. Thanks to author Deborah McTiernan.)

This was a charming story about one girl at a school for magic.

Lilly was a sweet girl, and it was clear how much she loved her father. Her talent for being able to spot a lie was pretty useful, even if it was a bit smelly, and she certainly seemed loyal to her friends.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I think fans of Harry Potter would really enjoy this. There were quite a few twists, and some really inventive plotlines. I liked that Lilly gained both friends and enemies at her new school, and I liked how difficult it was for the reader to know whether to trust certain people or not.

The ending to this was pretty good, and we got some action. The very end did leave us with the impression that this is not the end of Lilly’s troubles though!
Overall; good MG/YA fantasy/magic story, recommended for fans of Harry Potter,
6.5 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Amazing review! Cant wait to check out this read! This will be added to my to read list right now. Thanks for sharing =) Keep in touch x

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