Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: Magyk by Angie Sage

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus? 
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart. (Summary via Goodreads)


This was a really great book! It surprised me in the way it was able to grab me from the beginning. The characters were all interesting, and the world was fairly fresh as far as fantasy worlds go. There's actually not a lot else to say, as it's a fairly simple book. It is written for children, but it is enjoyable to adults (or at least this one). The plot had a little "surprise," but I figured it out a while before. That didn't take any enjoyment out. One of my favorite things was being able to get narration from many creatures. From human to shield bug, you got to see a little bit of their world. It was fantastic!

One somewhat bothersome thing had to do with the words themselves oddly enough. Any word that was related to magic was bold. That could take you out of the story a bit. However, I found that to be a minor thing. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun story in a fascinating world.

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