Author: Jennifer Wells
Number of pages: 288 pages
Release Date: 1 September 2010
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Source: ARC received from author for honest review
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon,
Grade: 1 star
Goodreads appetizer: Janie Adler likes her quiet, orderly life reviewing books for a small New Orleans newspaper exactly the way it is. So what if Duke Hot Pants, the hero of her favorite romance novel, is the only man in her life? She has a Pulitzer Prize to chase. That is until her quirky twin sister Rachel moves in, bringing boyfriend drama, a smelly ferret, and irrational belief in all things magickal along with her.
Persuaded by a local voodoo priestess-and maybe one margarita too many-the twins cast spells to improve their love lives. Loser-magnet Rachel focuses on avoiding the wrong men and Janie seeks her romance novel ideal. While plenty of eligible bachelors flood into their lives, Janie only has eyes for her coworker who lives in the apartment downstairs and works in the cube next to her. But the twins soon discover the incantations' many unintended-and dangerous-consequences. The increasing number of mishaps and misfortune putting the sisters in grave peril seems more like the work of a curse. Can Janie and Rachel's "twintuition" save them from the menace stalking them?
I had several problems with Magick Charm. My two main problems were the writing and the characterization.
“He’s still buggin’ you?” He projected menace, but not at me. I would never want to be on his bad side.“Oh he’s been around. Promise me you’ll kick the shit out of him if he shows his ugly face here tonight.”
“Ohmigod!” she squealed, as high-pitched as her ferret. “you guys looked great together!”
Verdict: I’m sorry but the complete lack of character development or depth and the frustrating immature behaviour and aspect on life of the sisters as well as the out of the blue behaviour of certain secondary characters not only left me cold but to the contrary frustrated and irritated me so much I wasn’t interested in finding out what happened to the characters at the end. I’m sorry but I can’t find anything redeeming about Magick Charm and that’s why I give it only 1 star.
Cover: 3/10 (True, I stopped reading at 68% but I still don't see the connection between the story and the cover...)
To see another opinion read Bea's review here.