Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Majix by Douglas Rees (Review)

The full title is... Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch by Douglas Rees. It's too long to fit in the title of the post area without running over the limit.

Kestrel (don't call her Susan) Murphy is angry. Forced to leave her posh San Francisco Bay Area home by her father's illness, she's living in Jurupa (sounds like vomiting), Southern California. It's too hot. The people are stupid. And you have to chew the air to get the oxygen out of it. On the plus side, Kestrel is a witch. Well, a witch-in-training. And she's going acquire the magic she needs to get her life back to normal. At first, she barely notices the people around her-Aunt Ariel, who's taken her in and is herself a well-known white witch; Jose Iturrigaray, the quiet, talented young artist; Blake Cump, troublemaker extraordinaire; Laura Greenwood, who wants to be Kestrel's friend. But life has its own magic, and gradually Kestrel finds that much of one's success as a witch lies in being open to it.
Majix is an interesting read, it more of a younger YA related book but for someone that doesn't read Middle Level books (I don't know what to classify it as), I liked it. Mr. Rees did a great job with his characters, and I'm thinking there might or might not be a sequel just because the way it ended. Kestrel the main character was funny, and  being a shorter book it kept your attention, plus the writing was simplistic and easily read.

Kestrel claims to be a teen witch and with no coven in her new town or other teen witches, she either has to find some people interested in magic or live out her life with no coven. And with her Aunt Ariel the white witch, having her own coven there's really no hope. Until she meets Jose and Laura who soon become her friends. While Blake Cump is a trouble maker at Kestrel's new school and at points of the book is trying to get Kestrel out of his school. And one might just be Kestrel's crush too. Kestrel is an interesting soul and one that is unique to her own heart. With her friends Kestrel takes on life, and her horrible school. While also dealing with her parents, who were the force in sending her to Aunt Ariel.

This book was interesting, and Douglas Rees does a funny job with the characters in his book Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch. Overall the book was an easy read, and since I personally love reading witch stories well it gave me a different view of the world of witches. Majix was released July 1st.

(From goodreads.com)
When Douglas Rees was twelve, he decided he wanted to be a writer. He still hasn't outgrown that.


Harlequin Books released the trailer for Majix back in June here it is...

***This book was provided by netgalley.com and the publisher for review.***

I apologize for the late review, I got back to work today with my dad and I didn't have time till now to finish this review.

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