Nov 30, 2021

A Bitter Magic

A Bitter Magic By {author, [PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley [PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley - A Bitter Magic, A Bitter Magic A deliciously quirky tale of secrets magic and illusions Everything is in place the packed theater the Amazing Thummel and center stage the magician s mysterious assistant Some have called her t

  • Title: A Bitter Magic
  • Author: Roderick Townley
  • ISBN: 9780449816493
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley, A Bitter Magic, Roderick Townley, A Bitter Magic A deliciously quirky tale of secrets magic and illusions Everything is in place the packed theater the Amazing Thummel and center stage the magician s mysterious assistant Some have called her the most beautiful woman in Europe Then in a swirl of light she vanishes An astounding illusion but she never reappears All that remains are a bloodstained white scarf anA deliciously

A Bitter Magic

[PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley [PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley - A Bitter Magic, A Bitter Magic A deliciously quirky tale of secrets magic and illusions Everything is in place the packed theater the Amazing Thummel and center stage the magician s mysterious assistant Some have called her t A Bitter Magic

  • [PDF] A Bitter Magic | by ↠ Roderick Townley
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A Bitter Magic

839 thought on “A Bitter Magic

  1. What an inventive story Cisley s mother and uncle are famous for their magic shows Thing is, Uncle is an illusionist but Mom is actually magic But when she disappears for real one day not a spoiler this happens at the beginning , Cisley has to try to figure out what happened to her, as well as what her non magical uncle is up to trying to get powers of his own in the forbidding glass castle they live in The writing is good, the characters are well drawn and the plot moves at a good pace with som [...]


  2. I loved this book I read so much I usually guess what is going to happen before it happens This book kept me guessing until the end.


  3. I actually didn t read this, but here is what my fantasy loving bookworm daughter says about this I didn t like this because it was weird and the end did not make sense.


  4. A Bitter Magic is fantasy fiction that will appeal to ages 12 14 Cisley s plight to find her missing mother is pieced together through magical clues revealed in the narrative Sometimes predictable, readers may be slightly disappointed in the mystery, as all is not revealed in the last chapter The tone begins at a breakneck pace that may leave young readers confused with what is happening The narrative tends to jump, with Cisley s thoughts moving quickly from one point to another without much tra [...]


  5. There is definitely enough suspense to carry you through, and I like the snarky main character and the very mysterious beginning to the book, but I had a couple big disappointments, especially near the end The best part of this book is that Cisley has a pet lobster she can talk to I so wish he had truly been what he seemed in the beginning, and that his character had played a bigger role in the story I felt used when he was tossed aside so early on, and explained later to not quite have existed, [...]


  6. Some strange magic going on here, but it is interesting Her appreciation of the townspeople while her uncle hates them is a good contrast.Cisley is the daughter of a beautiful magician s assistant, who one day literally vanishes She and her magician uncle return to his glass castle, for it was really her mother who was magic, and the uncle is just a master at illusion, including his tourist attraction castle with unusual hallways Cisley has some magical ability too, and her uncle tries to sap he [...]


  7. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through my district library services I enjoyed the magic in this book, and found Cisley an easy protagonist to cheer for However, I just wasn t totally engaged in the story and found the ending to be a bit too quick I am not sure I ll be putting this in my collection Definitely for older elementary there is a very bloody scene at the end , I m not sure most readers will stick with this book Maybe if you have some die hard fantasy lovers w [...]


  8. This was a totally enjoyable read It is a YA fantasy, coming of age story complete with first love But it has some substance that is missing in so many YA books Here we have a very strong female protagonist who has lost her mother and does not know who her father is She faces many challenges no, I am not going to ruin the story by giving too much away and makes mistakes along the way The end is a little unexpected I like it but positive and satisfying.


  9. A glass castle and a black rose Whispering dresses A lobster on a golden leash A Bitter Magic is lyrical and original, a tale of magic that avoids cliches and draws the reader forward with a dark family mystery It subtly tackles class division and income inequality, and left me feeling uplifted and satisfied A great read.



  10. 2.5 stars Buzzwords Family, Friendship, Loss, Mirrors, Magic real and sleight of hand , Character growth, coming of age, art, choices


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