Review: A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Adams Perinovic

Posted April 30, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Adams PerinovicA Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga, #1) by Jenny Adams Perinovic
Published by Bookish Girl Press on April 28th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Format: eARC
Pages: 330
Source: NetGalley
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She meant to help a ghost...not unleash a curse.

Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died. The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return.

Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace--and Charlie agrees to help her.

But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Do you like to read about ghosts? Then you should read this book!

Okay, I sound like a salesman. But anyway, this book has ghosts and murder, and everything a mystery YA book could ever have. Amelia has always seen the Woman In White, but ever since her brother died in a car accident, she never saw the ghost again. That is, until Charlie Blue moved in next door, into the creepy old MacAllister house. Soon, the Woman In White seems to always be there and she can’t ignore the weird connection between Charlie and the Woman In White. But then she realises that the ghost has been asking for help. And thinking that she might be trapped between the world of living and dead, Amelia decides to help the Woman In White. But when her female classmates were found in the sea, drowned, one by one, Amelia turned suspicious.

This is going to be a short review because I honestly have no idea what to say about it. I mean, I love this book, I truly do. But there were times when the story seemed too draggy. I like Amelia though, she seemed more fearless and brave than any of the other MALE characters, which was kinda funny, I guess. And Charlie. Oh, my cute little Charlie. HAHAHA. But yes, he is the one of the few characters in the book which held my attention, because of his humor throughout the book.


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