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Summary

"Twilight meets Harry Potter." Fans of magic, mystery and romance will fall in love with book number one in the Amazon Best-Selling Star-Crossed Series!

Sixteen-year-old Eden Matthews has been in and out of private schools for the last two years. She can't seem to stop herself from closing them down. Kingsley is her last chance to finish high school. Only Kingsley isn't like the other schools she's been to. The students are different. But, then again, so is she. After meeting Kiran Kendrick, the mysterious boy who seems to be the source of all her problems, she is suddenly in a world that feels more make-believe than reality.

When her best friend Lilly is taken away and Kiran's life is threatened, Eden finds herself right in the middle of an ancient war that is so much bigger than high school. She alone has to find a way to save her best friend and the boy who has captivated her heart.

Reckless Magic is an intricate story about adventure, magic and forbidden love. Eden Matthews is an unlikely heroine determined to save the world and be with her one, true love before it's too late.

©2011 Rachel Higginson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Want a rubbish teenage romance /Harry Potter take off? Absolute rubbish!!!

I would never write a review without listening to/reading the whole book, so made myself do it while gardening. Dire- poor grammar, childish use of multiple adjectives, obsession appearance, hair and designer products, so much repeated narrative you can predict the next words- that it “made my blood boil.” Think it would give JK Rowling a good laugh or reason to start a lawsuit.
Two good things about the audiobook were- I got it for free and the story was so repetitive, if I got to the wrong part after a break, it didn’t matter!The worse thing about it is I can’t give it no stars.

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  • Mr
  • 21-11-17

Needs SERIOUS editing.

The premise is fine, it could be good, but sadly isn’t. Trying to be twilight in a Harry Potter setting and failing to hit either mark at all.

I was made uncomfortable by the misogyny of the prose - idiot girl needs men to save her continuously, none of whom deign to offer her any explanation as to why. There is a lack of emotional depth to any of the characters, and the lead male is completely unlikable, treating the lead female extraordinarily badly throughout. I realise this is a children’s book, but this is not a healthy model of relationships to be presenting to anyone.

A personal issue: There are some phrases that cropped up repeatedly that must be American vernacular, which I found grating:
‘On accident’ and ‘could care less’.

None of this has made me eager to listen to the next book, which is disappointing as I am a committed HP fan and enjoyed Twilight too.

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  • MeWow Kitty Kitty
  • 05-02-17

Very good!

I purchased this book because it was described as a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight, two of my favorite things! While not as life changing as either of the above mentioned, still very good and I will continue on to book two.

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  • Alysha M Parent
  • 14-03-17

An amazing beginning

What an extraordinary beginning to what promises to be an extraordinary story. Eden is such a strong character. I loved every minute of the story. I can't wait to start book 2.

Bailey Carr did an amazing job narrating the story. She had some great accents and the inflections in her voice were on point.

Overall it was a great experience listening to this story!

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  • ahendry
  • 02-02-17

Love, Love, Love

This is one of my favorite series of all time! I have been waiting for years for it to finally be on audible so thrilled!

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  • Jennifer
  • 13-11-17

unlikeable characters

I really liked the world and the plot of this story but both the heroine and the love interest were so annoying! I wanted to throttle them both, yet I listened to the whole book waiting for it to get better because I liked the plot.
She willfully ignores whats going on around her and to her. She has magic - but wont aknowledge it despite destroying 3 schools? Then people are answering her thoughts and she just brushes it off. Then she finally tells someone about it, and it feels like an after thought, and neither of them really react.
Also, she never asks 'why'. That might be what bothers me most. Any normal person would question things. Especially once she knows that everyone around her knows what's going on and she's still in the dark. As if any orphan wouldn't at least ask who their parents are to the person that knows. Or why she keeps blowing stuff up!!!
I think this characters lack of questions is an artefact of the authors attempt to keep the reader in suspense, but it's lazy. In a world of magic it's super easy to explain almost anything, like a spell to limit her curiosity or something. Or at least have the other characters avoid her questions.

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  • BK-RN
  • 05-07-17

This is a must read!

This book had me intrigued from the beginning. I laughed through most of it and fell in love with the characters fast! This is a great mix of Harry potter and star cross lovers, can't wait to listen to the next book in a day!

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  • Katy with a Why
  • 12-06-17

I adore this series

Wow this series.. I got completely sucked in to the world that Higginson created.

Eden is a 16-year-old girl who, for reasons unknown to her, keeps blowing up (or flooding or creating a plague of crazy insects) at her high schools and is forced to transfer. She lives with her Aunt Syl and eventually gets placed at Kingsley high school. Her first day she runs into Kiran and Talbott, also their first day. Kiran is extremely swoon-worthy (blonde, messy hair, turquoise eyes..) and extremely cocky. Eden sits next to Kiran in their first class and for some reason her blood goes crazy and she passes out and is caught by, who else, Kiran. She also befriends Lilly, who seems to be a loner.

Okay, enough set up...

Instead of having a normal high school PE class, the entire class goes on a camping trip. Eden and Lilly pair up with Kiran and Talbott and go for a walk.. They end up being stalked by strange hooded men and are attacked. Eden, finally realizing what is happening, discovers there is magic inside of her (as well as the strange men) and somehow sucks all of the magic out of them. She believes to have killed them and eventually ends up back at home.

Enter Principal Amory Saint. He explains to Eden that she is not going crazy and that she is actually an Immortal and has magic in her veins and that Kingsley is a school for immortals. There are four different types of immortals - witch, titan, medium, and shape-shifter. Eden is told that shape-shifters are the outcasts of the immortal society and Lilly was one of them. Lilly is sent to Romania to stand trial just for being a shape-shifter and hiding her identity. She also finds out that Kiran is the prince of the immortals and his father, Lucan is the king.

A new student named Avalon St. Andrews begins at Kingsley and immediately befriends Eden. Kiran continues to *stalk* Eden and their love begins to blossom.

Definitely continue to the second book because I guarantee that once you make it through that one you won't be able to stop.

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  • Susi
  • 23-03-17

Great rendition

I read the book and the audible was just what I was expecting, narrator does a great job (well, all but Jericho in my opinion.)

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  • Karlyn Keller
  • 14-02-18

Interesting story line

I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve actually enjoyed this series. Originally I purchased the first one due to a sale. Quickly thereafter I’ve continued to buy the others.

While at times a bit melodramatic and over the top, overall the series has been pretty darn good. It does require a bit of suspension of disbelief given some of its leaps, but I’m reading fiction not nonfiction so that should be expected, right?

The lead character, Eden, is a bit over the top but still likeable. I buy her struggles especially as a teenager in love with two boys. I don’t buy her as much related to the revolution but I can overlook that. She displays the typical teenage angst and self centered ness that is apparent in most of these young adult books.

The supporting cast of characters are intriguing. I would have liked to know more about them and even invited a bit of story telling from their point of view. I see that further down the series some are told from their point of view so I am looking forward to that.

All in all I’ve enjoyed the books although I’ve groaned a few places. I’ll keep reading for sure. Wish there was an omnibus of the series.

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  • Patricia Terry
  • 12-02-18

Enchanting

This is a wonderful series. Great plot and personable characters. Held my interest the whole way through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-01-18

Enjoyed

I enjoyed this story very much and will be reading the next one very soon.

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