Blue Magic by A. Dellamonica

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Magic isn’t always beautiful, but this book is.
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The sequel to Indigo Springs, "A psychologically astute, highly original debut—complex, eerie, and utterly believable." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

This powerful sequel to the A.M. Dellamonica's Sunburst Award–winning contemporary fantasy Indigo Springs starts in the small town in Oregon where Astrid Lethewood discovered an underground river of blue liquid—Vitagua—that is pure magic. Everything it touches is changed. The secret is out—and the world will never be the same. Astrid's best friend, Sahara, has been corrupted by the blue magic, and now leads a cult that seeks to rule the world. Astrid, on the other hand, tries to heal the world.

Conflicting ambitions, star-crossed lovers, and those who fear and hate magic combine in a terrible conflagration, pitting friend against friend, magic against magic, and the power of nations against a small band of zealots, with the fate of the world at stake.

Blue Magic is a powerful story of private lives changed by earthshaking events that will ensnare readers in its poignant tale of a world touched by magic and plagued by its consequences.

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About A. Dellamonica

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A.M. DELLAMONICA is the author of Indigo Springs, which won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, Sci-Fiction and Strange Horizons, and in numerous anthologies; her 2005 alternate-history Joan of Arc story, “A Key to the Illuminated Heretic,” was short-listed for the Sideways Award and the Nebula Award. Dellamonica lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Published April 10, 2012 by Tor Books. 385 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
Feb 15 2012

Far from disappointing but not quite what the first volume seemed to promise.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 13 2012

The intriguing core concepts and potential for a worthwhile tale are lost in a quagmire of complex plotting as the threat of global disaster takes a backseat to Will’s personal issues, Sahara’s trial, and the squabbling of Astrid’s followers.

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Reviewed by Elise Tobler on May 01 2012

Magic isn’t always beautiful, but this book is.

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Alternative Worlds

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Mar 30 2012

Readers will appreciate A. M. Dellamonica’s thought-provoking thriller as magic may be one person’s nirvana but someone else pays the price (sounds like the American corporacy).

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Reviewed by Shelly on Apr 23 2012

I feel that it’s actually stronger on character development but it doesn’t quite, for me, stand on it’s own (without reading Indigo Springs) and the plot spreads so much wider almost right from the start that it’s difficult to pick up the threads at times.

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Reviewed by Lisa on Apr 08 2012

I heartily enjoyed Blue Magic and found it to be a good sequel.

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Reviewed by Shara on May 16 2012

Overall, I’m happy with Dellamonica’s work, despite this book not wowing me as much as Indigo Springs did, but I’m eager to see what else the author has in store.

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Reviewed by Julia Sherred on Apr 25 2012

It is because of Alyx’s ability to move an existing story forward, while interweaving the pre-existing story, that my brain was able to get over itself and accept even the romantic relationships and fantastical events, anchored with a good dose of realism and even mention of science.

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