Author Louisa Lo / Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 240 Pages
Fantasy, New Adult & College, Paranormal
This book put me in a good mood. I had worked a little overtime and settled down to read. I had been stressed all day trying to beat deadlines. The humor of how Megan Aequitas choose her vengeance punishment was so apropos. She is smart, but because she is a blend of two opposing types of magical creatures, she struggles for acceptance in her world. This quote should illustrate the conflict of the two types of magic:
“Vengeance magic stemmed from cold logic and sense of duty, while trickery came from a love for fun and mischief.”
This book involved all your senses. In describing how she distinguished others by tasting the air around them “one had the bitter aftertaste of Earl Grey tea; the other, margarita and pineapple.” I got a kick out of the Blue Unicorn references. But it wasn’t all fun and games. There are some passages where there is some bullying going on. And there were some truly well-written scenes that brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy to have discovered this new author. There are several characters here in addition to Megan, which I can easily see getting into some other adventures and trouble. Magically put me in a better mood!