Review: The Girl Without Magic by Megan O’Russell

The Girl Without Magic
Megan O’Russell
(The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, #1)
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: January 9th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

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.

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Review

This book was the first review for me of 2018 and what an amazing start to my review year it was!

I have read other works by Megan O’Russell and like those this one did not disappoint.

When Maggie Trent arrived in the Sirens realm I felt she was a meek and naive girl but my was I wrong! This story is action packed and full of Drama as well as a touch of romance.  I’m so excited to see that this isn’t the end of Maggie Trent’s journey and am so looking forward to book to!

The world building is amazingly detailed from the smell of the troll to the grandeur of those rich in magic this book will quickly envelope you in it’s story.

The book tells little of her life before her appearance in the Sirens realm but it gives just enough to build Maggie Trents character and I do hope as the story line develops that we see more of an insight into her past…as well as learning more about Bertrand Wayland!

This is a captivating story with darker undertones that I would happily recommend to anyone!

 

Author Bio:

Megan is a native of Upstate New York who spends her time traveling the country as a professional actor. Megan’s current published works include YA series The Tethering and Girl of Glass, as well as the Christmas romance Nuttycracker Sweet. 2017 projects include The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days, and The Chronicles of Maggie Trent: The Girl Without Magic.
For more information on Megan’s books visit MeganORussell.com.

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