Book Review: Magic or Madness

index.aspxJust finished reading Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier and can’t wait to read the next one in the trilogy!  Fifteen year old Reason was on the run with her mother Sarafina, when her mother went insane. Reason is suddenly forced to meet her grandmother, Esmerelda, who she had been warned was a witch. Sarafina gave Reason strict instructions of how to protect herself from the witch’s evil. Reason find her grandmother’s house quite comfortable and meets a teen neighbor Tom who is a student of Esmerelda. Reason isn’t quite sure if her mother’s madness is based on experience or made of her own mind.

The story quickly picks up when Reason opens the door and find herself in a city across the world! She begins to understand her mother’s madness, magic and who she can trust.

If you are into vampires, magic, and a fun adventure that spans 2 continents, give this one a try! I don’t think you will be disappointed.

BTW, her husband is author Scott Westerfeld of the fabulous Uglies series.

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