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Unfamiliar Magic

By R. C. Alexander

Unfamiliar Magic

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Started reading:
2010-09-02 16:23:35
Finished reading:
2010-09-04 11:11:40

Review

Rating: 6

Let me start by saying that this is a book for people who like cats. If you don’t like cats, prefer dogs, find cats tedious and/or arrogant, then you’ll probably stall out quite early reading this book. It’s a coming-of-age book without quite the feel of a complex magic system like those in, say, the books by Justine Larbalestier (starting with Magic or Madness. It has more the feel of The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black and, like the books in that series, the action moves along at a quick pace. I think part of the reason I wish the author had developed the magic better was that I wish that the protagonist had spent more time figuring out the workings of the golem masquerading as her father and things like that.

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