Welcome to Andrew High, a school for mages...That is, until its doors are opened to the non-magical, or “normie,” population. That means no more magic allowed on school property. For Tabetha Long, whose powers are directly related to emotions, hiding her magic is difficult. When her mother is hired as the new gym teacher, and her father comes back to town with is reality tWelcome to Andrew High, a school for mages...That is, until its doors are opened to the non-magical, or “normie,” population. That means no more magic allowed on school property. For Tabetha Long, whose powers are directly related to emotions, hiding her magic is difficult. When her mother is hired as the new gym teacher, and her father comes back to town with is reality television show, difficult becomes impossible.Now her every move is being caught on video and everyone else at school wants in too. All Tabetha wants is to become invisible.But then the mysterious and cute new guy, Eric wouldn’t be able to see her either......
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Magic High Reviews
Growing up a teenage witch is hard. Growing up a teenage witch with powers attached to your emotions is even harder. Now, throw in an all-magic high school now letting in non-magic students, and life gets even harder. This is the premise behind the Magic High by Christina G. Gaudet. Tabetha Long is a normal high school girl, well minus being a witch. She worries about fitting, struggles to meet boys and wants to spend all of her time with her best friends.Tabetha has always had it a bit tougher than her witchy friends. After all, her mother is a "normie" and the high school's new Gym teacher. Her dad, well he left to be on a reality TV show. A show that regularly exposes magic while Tabetha and her friends struggle to keep their magic under wraps. Suddenly, Tabetha finds herself at war with her best friend over the attention of the cute, new boy, Eric. Then, her dad returns, intent on turning her school into a TV set.I completely enjoyed Gaudet's take on the life of a teenage witch. Her story read as part Bewitched, part Sweet Valley High, with just a dash of Harry Potter. It was a unique and memorable blend of paranormal themes, into a story that was great fun to read. I have to admit that I am a sucker for teenage melodramas in the vein of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill and Gaudet's tale has the same fun, easy-breezy style while still tackling the real issues.Tabetha is ultra-likeable, even when her magic is making her do crazy things. Anyone who has every been a teenage girl, in love with the wrong boy, struggling to keep your friendships together, while staying true to yourself and your best friends will find something to love about this story. I, also, recommend it as a read for teenage girls everywhere. Like Patti Larsen's Hayle Coven Series this book celebrates the good girl, and what makes us all a little different.Let's give more power to these books.Gaudet's Magic High was a delight and a quick read. Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this book for review, however all opinons are my own.
In exchange for an honest review, I received this copy at the grace of the author. Thank you, Christina, for being awesome! :DActual Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars (But Goodreads won't let me give halves, so I'm stuck with what I got.)Magic High was definitely a refreshing read for me. I don't typically read a lot of the stuff involving witches, but this was cute and a really interesting take on magic.I loved how there was a distinction between the mages - kids with the power of magic - and the "normies" - people like me who can't even make a pencil speak. The way these two groups interacted was interesting, and I love how there's still the secret of magic that the mages are afraid of revealing to the "normies." Eric was such a cutie! Oh my goodness, he stole my heart from the beginning when I first met him. He barely spoke, and when he smiled I just melted. And his relationship with Tabetha was just freaking hilarious at times and adorable at others. As a protagonist, I kind of liked Tab. A few of the things she did irritated me, but she was overall a good main character who learned a little about self-sacrifice, love, and friendship as time went on.One character I didn't like was, strangely enough, Eleanor. She irritated me to no end. She's such a superficial character and she doesn't seem to act like a real friend to Tab at all. At least not to me. The plot moved quite nicely, too. Not too fast, but not deathly slow either. There was action, romance, suspense, drama, parts where I laughed out loud, and parts where I felt like crying (I'm overly emotional when I read).The only problem I really seemed to have was the lack of explaining there was with a lot of things that happened. Maybe it's meant to be that way, I don't know, but I felt there were a lot of holes in the story. Like why did her father stay away when he knew how much he'd miss them? Or why did the spell choose Eric of all people? How are the normies not noticing all the magic going on? Just certain things that didn't add up.Very cute story! I hope there's more soon! :)
To see my full review:http://abookvacation.com/2014/03/14/r...High school is never easy, but imagine going to an all magic school and suddenly finding out that "normies," non magic folk, will be populating the school soon due to an unforeseen shut down of their own facility? Imagine being forced to hide who you are after not having to do so for years? Now wrap that up into your worst year of high school, and you've got Magic High.With a little bit of romance, some botched up spells, and lots of humorous situations, Magic High is a cute and enjoyable read complete with magic and ghosts. I absolutely loved Tabetha's voice and the way she carries herself throughout the entire novel. She’s just a little bit quirky and snarky, and the perfect narrator for this fun read, especially when it comes to the drama of high school.I really enjoyed this, especially the ghost aspect. I had an inkling from the get-go, but until it was 100% revealed, I wasn't sure. Gaudet does a great job foreshadowing by not overdoing it, leaving enough mystery and anticipation there for readers to enjoy while creating an intriguing read that will bring a smile to your face long after it’s done. I really enjoyed this novel and highly suggest both MG and YA readers scoop it up.
No. I didn't like Tabetha, or her odd school, or the lack of real consequences in her world. (Yes, your magic got locked for a week, oh no, but making a TV show about witches and revealing magic after it's been hidden for so long has only the repercussions of a few people being worried?)The only character I liked was Eric, but even he was cheesy and his relationship with Tabetha seemed very middle-school-esque and shallow (Re: He was in her room and she had a fight with her best friend about it after which rather than giving a proper explanation, she runs off and distracts herself with the TV show being filmed next door).I didn't enjoy reading this book, and then I started to, and then I really hated Tabetha by the time the book was over. Seriously, if you're not done being a whiny brat at sixteen, they should lock your magic until you grow the heck up.I thought the concept of the book was good, the writing wasn't terrible, but the plot holes and shallow characters really made it hard to finish. Which isn't saying much since I finished it in two days.
It's a great book no wonder it's got so many reviews.I like it because it's a g got so many good parts.I would recommend this book to teens and young teensIts a great book no wonder it's got so many reviews.I like it because it's got so many great parts.I would recommend it to teens and young teens
Fun and exciting high school that reminds me of a cross between Monster High and Mythos Academy series. Anxious to read another one from Gaudet.
Just didn't hook me.