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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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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.Read Full Review of Blue Magic | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Magic isn’t always beautiful, but this book is.Read Full Review of Blue Magic
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).Read Full Review of Blue Magic
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.Read Full Review of Blue Magic
I heartily enjoyed Blue Magic and found it to be a good sequel.Read Full Review of Blue Magic
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.Read Full Review of Blue Magic
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.Read Full Review of Blue Magic
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