Sunday, 28 July 2013

Lives of Magic by Lucy Leiderman

Title -  Lives of Magic
Author -  Lucy Leiderman
Genre - Magic, Teen, Celtic
Source - NetGalley
Synopsis - Seventeen-year-old Gwen is settling into her new home in Oregon and looking forward to senior year when she is kidnapped by Kian, who warns her that she is in terrible danger. An ancient war was fought between magical Celtic warriors and three evil magicians. Those magicians are alive and well and need Gwen's magic to regain their power. If they succeed, they'll be unstoppable. To save the world, Gwen must unlock the magic trapped in her memories of a past life in Britannia.

As Gwen starts to recover her lost memories and awakens to her power, she suffers the consequences of a divided soul. Gwen and Kian travel to New York and then to England to find others of her kind. Gwen, Garrison, Seth, and Moira need each other to solve the puzzle of their last days in ancient Britannia. They are only as strong as what they remember, but a troublesome history threatens to doom the world. One way or another, a deadly showdown is inevitable, ready or not …

This book didn't wow me at all. The plot sounds great. Perfect for me, unfortunately the same can't be said for the actual book. 

I didn't finish, I couldn't force myself. I have a pile of books currently all wanting my attention, and this book just bored me. I got to 30% and I was constantly yawning. 

It wasn't the story that ruined it for me. It was the characters themselves. I didn't feel like that had any substance, everything they did and said fell flat for me and I abandoned the book. 

Maybe it's for the younger generation. 

No rating because I didn't finish it. 

Book Cover and Synopsis via NetGalley. Image via