Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jen's review of "Brittle" by Jordan Calher

Brittle by Jordan Calher
Publication date: May 9th, 2012
Publisher: Amazon
Number of pages:  217
Format: Kindle
Purchase: Amazon
Description: A diabetic since freshman year, the control Sara Jacobs needs to survive is obliterated when she unleashes Voodoo barons of the afterlife from the dark witch trial history of her hometown -- Andover, Massachusetts. Past and present blend and ignite as her life crumbles beyond recognition, shattered by the same forbidden forces she is drawn to embrace: magic, the supernatural, and the demon raging uncontrolled in her veins. Rewired by magic, she revisits and dominates her petty high school world – paybacks to authority, and a little help with that crush from freshman year.

From a gossip-crazed high school to a moonless limbo of tombstone covered hills, BRITTLE is what happens when Sara stops being the victim.
First off, I would like to thank Jordan for giving me this opportunity to review this book. It's very much appreciated. I quite enjoyed this book. Sara, I felt was very relatable. While I don't have diabetes myself, I could still see myself in her shoes, going through the emotions, events and tragedies she deals with.

Sara Jacobs only thought she was some girl with Type 1 Diabetes, but when she discovers a book and a special amulet which awakens something inside her. A power she never knew she had.
From that point onward, Sara discovers she can change and make use of magic in her own way.
When a tragedy occurs close to her, Sara will do anything in her power to change things back to the way they should be, not something that was forced upon them.
With the help of her friends, Jace and a new boy, Skyler... Sara goes through a journey of self discovery, with shocking revelations and confessions that will change who she thought she was forever.

Her relationships with Skyler, -- a boy she has liked in forever, best friend -- Jace and her relationships with her parents felt very real and euthentic. I loved that even though magic and her heritage seemed to be the larger plot in the book, the relationships and friendships she has with the people around her all have an impact on who she becomes as a person.

I really liked the magic and Salem witches aspect of the book. I have always enjoyed this kind of genre and found Jordan's take on it interesting and intriguing, while making it into a beautiful story.
Sara deals with family issues, relationship and friendship complications all the while trying to be a normal teenager in high school -- but she'll soon discover that normal is just not who she is. Who she really is is something far greater and extraodinary that normal is so overrated.

Things happen. Which I won't reveal, but they make Sara stronger, but she soon gets that everything always comes with a price -- especially if you are dealing with magic, blood and death.
Not everything is as it seems, there are some things that are in front of your face the entire time and you had no idea, and always be careful when touching with fate.
She gradually gets that Magic doesn't control you, nor do you control it... but rather, the more you know, the more you understand it, how it changes you.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of magic, witches and a self discovery to understand who you really are and what you are capable of.

Rating: 4/5

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