Release Date: March 30, 2014
Format: Kindle ebook
Pages: 241 (ebook)
Genre: YA Paranormal
Review Date: November 21, 2016
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere.
When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. But Clearwater has secrets of its own—a mystical history that intersects with Kristyl’s life and might shed light on the inexplicable events that plague her.
When a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?
I so rarely get to read books not only written by a Michigan author, but also that take place in Michigan. Freeman earns bonus points for that. The author also does a great job with character development. I believed the situation that Kristyl finds herself in. I also bought that she's foreign to her abilities and that she grows into learning about her abilities and what she can do. Along with her, other characters are in a similar situation when it comes to discovering who they are and what they can do.
There was a typical time travel consequence twist at the end. Even then, I'm still curious to see where Freeman goes with the story from here. I may continue this series if I happen to catch the Kindle versions on sale. Crystal Magic was a solid jumping off point for this series. I hope that as the series progresses, it will start to evolve into an older feeling YA and that the plot will become more complex with each installment.
If you are looking for a quick and easy read, this is a perfect option.