Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review: Prom, Magic, And Other Man-Made Disasters (The Settfyrian Chronicles, #1)

Title:Prom, Magic, And Other Man-Made Disasters (The Settfyrian Chronicles, #1)
Author: Rena Rocford
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press  
Release Date: December 12th, 2017

Before Tessa can confess her feelings to her long-time crush, he beats her to the punch and confesses his love—for her best friend, Maria. Missing the crush of her dreams and her stag wingman for prom, Tessa’s on the prowl to make it a night to remember, and for more than the humiliation. Determined to not be the only dateless girl at the prom in Small Town USA, she asks the new guy. He has all the qualifications of a fun date: polite, mysterious―pulse―but the way Sean talks about magic like it’s real could ruin the illusion. But desperate times call for desperate dates.

To make matters awkward, Maria insists on double-dating for the pre-prom dinner. When a wizard shows up and kidnaps Maria, things go from jealous to deadly before the cummerbunds hit the floor. He’s mistaken Tessa’s friend for a powerful mage whose blood could help him conquer his world, but he’s got the wrong girl. Using the wrong blood wouldn’t make Maria any less dead, and Tessa has no plans to let some whack-job villain from another dimension murder her best friend. Working with Sean, she tracks the wizard to his home, a land filled with strange creatures, stranger customs, and a five-hundred year grudge match between three nations ready to explode into all out war.

Tessa’s starting to think she has a chance against the wizard so long as she has Sean by her side, but his kind words and sweet smile aren’t what they seem. He’s the wizard’s son.

I love the cover, it screams High School drama! 

Here we meet Tessa, who is your average high school student trying to the attention of her crush. Tessa thinks he is the one, he gives her a letter, and tell her to give it to her best friend, Maria. Of course Tessa reads the letter, only to find out that he does not like her, and was sort of using her to get Maria to notice him. Oh also wanted to know if Maria would go to prom with him....Tessa does what anyone in her position would do, she rewrites the letter, and delivers it to Maria. Insert jealousy, passive aggressiveness, and now no prom date. What's a girl to do? Enter New Boy, who can't bargain, a little strange, talks different, and  actually might be from a different world. New Boy explains to Tessa that she has magic, and could possibly be the savior to his world. Only problem is convincing Tessa that she has powers, and magic is real. All while telling her their is evil in his world who want her power except the evil is his father. Evil father has decided that Maria, the best friend has powers, and kidnaps her. Tessa must save her that is what best friends do, right? The first part of the book is typical high school drama, and then it picks up. What's a book about magic without a happy ending, and of course a fairy-tale retelling. I'm super excited for the sequel!! 

*I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Curiosity Quills Press. All opinions expressed are entirely my own..*

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Post