I used to write book reviews for all the books I’ve finished. However, due to circumstances I could not control I haven’t done so for many months (even years).
I wrote the reviews for others to find and read, and hopefully give them a feel for what they might be in for. But I also did it for myself as it became a permanent record of what I had read and gave me the opportunity to look back and find out, again, if I enjoyed the book or not.
As it’s a new year, I feel it is the right time to try and start the habit again. Here’s my first review, it’s ultra short but, hopefully, that will change as I get back into the swing of things.
Magyk by Angie Sage
I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for some time. Like most of my books I bought it second hand from an opportunity shop. I can’t say, because I don’t know, why I left it so long to read but I’m glad I finally got around to doing so.
I wasn’t sure about it at the beginning. It wasn’t anything I could point my finger on, as the saying goes, but I felt uncertain about the characters to begin with. However, I soon came to like them or accept them as they were, and I wanted to know what would happen to them.
I liked how the book “finished”. By this, I mean I appreciated that the author didn’t leave me hanging by stopping the story in mid stride. The book could be said to be a stand alone story as I don’t feel I HAVE to read any more of the series.
However, although I feel I don’t have to, I want to. I want to revisit this world of Magyk and find out what else might be in store for its people. I intend to return to this series shortly.