Book Review: “Magic” by Chantal Spies (Published in 2017)

Rate: 3/5

Fiction/Contemporary/Romance (Standalone)

Book Plot:
Anya, a young woman living in a conservative South African town, meets a handsome lion tamer at a circus and instantly falls in love. The circus does not always stay in one place and Anya needs to decide whether she is capable of leaving her hometown for the ‘magic’ she always dreamed about, or stay and live the normal life of a town girl.

Point of View:
Third Person POV

Book Review:

When I first started reading the book I was expecting a lot of romance and was delighted to find it had a lot more in it than just a young girl falling in love. It showed a lot about the problems a girl can come across living in a small town, where everyone has a certain expectation and image of a ‘good girl’. (It also had some parts about racial discrimination)

I think the characters are well developed and they do feel real comparing to the other contemporary books I’ve read as the character personalities are not EXAGGERATED!!! I’ve said this many times, I don’t like contemporary books. Every single one I’ve read was awful, characters were not relatable and quite frankly the plots were slow and boring. But this book was different as the plot moved in a steady speed and the fact that it’s only 120 pages makes it easier to finish the book without being bored.

Overall, I’m giving this book a 3 star rating because even though I don’t find romance and contemporary genres that interesting I liked this book. It kind of opened my eyes that not all contemporary books are boring and not all romance books have to include extreme amount of sexual content.

Favourite Quote:
“Some of us just have bigger cages.”

Little Dino off to read now ~~~

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