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Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Little Night Magic by Lucy March

Borrowed from a Friend

Through the entire store the floor is covered in a simple standard checker board pattern. And yet there is one square that is out of place, one square that is light blue in color and one square that Liv was told as a child, that had the ability to grant wishes.
At one time she even believed in the power it could have possessed, it granted her the things she wished on when she stood on that one square, but when it didn't grant her wish to save her mother from the icy grips of the Grim as she was diagnosed with cancer, Liv stopped wishing and even went through great attempts to avoid that square.
I thought it would be rather funny if some crazy old lady, and lord knows I have enough of them come through my store ordering food, would throw a stinky gym sock in my face as a DNA test of the magical sorts like what happened to Liv.
I liked that there wasn't really a happy ending, it showed how mean girls can get when their true colors are shown and they are given a little bit of power to exact their revenge. After all the saying goes that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
 I loved that the who-done-it reveal was not who you thought it would be and all the while her world is turned upside down and she has to fight for true love.
3.5 Stars!

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he’s never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories. Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends . . . but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed. As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side . . . and in the cross fire. Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her?

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