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Review: Stealing Magic (The Legacy of Androva #1) by Alex C. Vick



Book Blurb

What would you do? Would you open your eyes, if you were the one that heard them? Two magic-takers from another world, arguing about whether they can collect what they came for before you wake up. It sounds like a crazy dream, or a practical joke. But what if the air around you started to vibrate with an invisible force field? What if, all at once, it felt terrifying yet familiar too?

You would have no way of knowing that your life would change forever. That this discovery would set you on a path no-one from our world has taken for centuries. Towards a deadly enemy, and a fight that you will almost certainly lose. All you know is that your heart is beating so fast you’re worried they will hear it, and your brain is starting to buzz as the force field reaches it. Would you open your eyes?


Join Jax and Shannon as they live through the most exciting and terrifying ten days of their lives (so far). This is the first book in the Legacy of Androva series.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Jax and Darius are harvesting magic like they are supposed to do, but they are doing it during the day which is against the rules.  Another rule is broken when Shannon hears them.  After that moment her life is forever changed.  She learns of another world, magic and her own abilities.
Jax and Darius take Shannon to their world to figure out what is going wrong.  Something has changed.  They need to figure out what is really going on and why.  A great evil is threatening Androva and a prophesy has been revealed.  Jax and Shannon play a big part in saving Androva.  The council refuses to believe two children will stop what is coming.  Jax and Shannon have to fight against the rules and the council to do what they have to do.
This was a unique storyline.  I like the idea of the two worlds and how a treaty was enacted.  Magic staying only on one world and the other with knowledge. Of course the secret will get out and leave it to thirteen year olds to do it.  Jax and Darius are great friends.  Jax being pretty fearless with Darius along for the ride.  Jax pushing against the boundaries and rules set forth.  Definite typical teenage behavior rules this story with some magic thrown in.

I like how the author shows the adults underestimating the teens.  They appear just as capable in what they are doing.  It is suspenseful with the fear they have of getting caught.  They make a good team of characters.  Jax and Shannon are cute.  It’s a pretty good read for the preteen, early teen reader.  I give it a 4 out of 5.




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