Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random Magic by Sasha Soren

Genre: fantasy, humor
FTC Disclosure: received from author for review
Published: 2010
Pages: 397
Content: Nothing to get antsy about
This was definitely a different book. It was really quirky and zany and kind of tough to understand what was going on with whom and why and how even. A few parts got more serious and were easier to understand and then it got zany again and back to bewilderment. She has a lot of mythical and literary references that just went completely over my head. I'm sure over half the book went over my head in that case. I'd like to read it again one day and take the time to look this stuff up!

But I loved Winnie. She's the best thing about the whole book. She's strong, smart, funny, zany, sassy, etc. A great heroine. I love strong female characters. Henry? Henry who? Yeah, I don't really have much to say about him since he wasn't a strong presence in the book. He didn't really have any qualities I remember...Plus the one time he's alone and not with Winnie the book goes all serious and hits us over the head with morality and right and wrong. I'm not sure if the author was doing that on purpose or not...the book is crazy, whacky it could be.

This book definitely isn't for everyone. I liked it but I just didn't understand a lot of it and that made it hard to get through. I liked what she was trying to do, though and I'm sure there are some really smart people out there who get most of it and makes it amazing.

I received the book courtesy of the author and this in no way affected my review.

Rating: 3.5/5

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  1. Nice to read your thoughts on this book. :)

  2. Everytime I see this book I think of Nicole Kidman playing Wendy (the burger queen :)).

  3. It definitely sounds like an interesting book. I think it'll be something I really enjoy.

  4. the end of this tour i must get my hands on a copy of this! Sounds like a muddled up read, nevertheless fun! Great review!:D

  5. It's true, Random Magic does make you think hard, but it is totally worth it and fun. Great review!


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