Magic Fight!

The book starts off by introducing us to Sydney. An unhoused magician who turns the unseen world upside down in the blink of an eye. She sets in motion an event called the Turning, but it’s seven years early so chaos and pandemonium soon follow.

And by soon follow, I mean about halfway through the book. It took me a while to get through the beginning, even though the opening chapter dug its hooks into me. I felt like there were too many things going on at once, it was hard to keep track of the main plot. I will say, one of the things I liked about this book was that Sydney always did things the right way. Through self sacrifice and perseverance instead of through the blood, bone and shadows of others. The way she can internalize her pain is admirable. Also the beautifully written contrast between woman/man, good/evil, sacrifice/murder is what kept me flipping pages. It was like poetry. Even though it was a slow start, the action and scheming made it a worthy read.

★★★☆☆

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