NetGalley Review: A Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga #1) by Jenny Adams Perinovic

The Bookish Group To Be Published April 8, 2015
The Bookish Group
To Be Published April 8, 2015

Amelia Dupree has been seeing the woman in white but when her brother died she stopped showing herself. But when Charlie Blue, the grandson of the MacAllister “witch”, moves into the house next door, Amelia can’t help but feel a connection to him and can’t help but wonder why the woman in white has returned.

Determined to help the woman who is trapped between death and life and fearing that her brother may be experiencing a similar escape, Amelia with the help of her best friend and Charlie try to find out the link between the local drownings, the dark history of Asylum, Pennsylvania and the woman in white.

I am getting ahead but what type of freaking ending is that Ms. Jenny? Frustrating is not even the word. It just ended. Like this book stopped a mid thought. Not cool.

As for the rest of the book. This was a pretty good read but there were some issues. The book was long and what made it long was the fact that almost nothing really happens. There is a lot of running around, a lot of fickle emotions and a lot of just fillers.

Amelia is going through a rough time and she is having issues with letting go and moving on. When she meets Charlie she decides that she needs to move on. My issue with the Amelia is the entire book she goes back and forth on her feelings with Charlie and then questions if he likes her when he has made it completely clear since day one.

Amelia was a bit annoying. However, I loved the pace of the story. There were snags and moments when the book stalled but the idea that something evil was coming fast was appealing. I do wish for more action in this and even when the action began I wish it was written with more intensity (this book lacked intensity but didn’t lack in romantic emotions).

I enjoyed this read. I cannot stand how the author ended it (as you can tell from my opening statement). It is a lazy way to end a story.

I am looking forward to reading the second book whenever it comes.

3 Pickles



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