I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel
Series: Red Magic
Published by Month9Books on March 25, 2014
Genres: Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Gods of Chaos
Also by this author: Gods of Chaos
There comes a time in every witch's life when she must choose her path. Darlena's friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it's too late?
DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in the RED MAGIC paranormal YA trilogy.
I like the premise of the different paths of magic, and the tie-in to mythology.
I had a like/dislike relationship with Darlena. At times she was really annoying, and too hung up on what was going on with her and Justin. I think she was letting that define who she was at times. I love, and admire, that Darlena stands up to the goddesses. She isn’t the type to be pushed around. Even when she’s afraid, she smarts off. I didn’t care for Justin. He has this holier-than-thou attitude, and I wanted to punch him, a lot! 😛 There is a complete family unit, which is missing in many YA books. There were some tense times between Darlena and her parents, but that is normal in any family.
Daughter of Chaos is action packed. There is always a problem, or situation, lurking around every corner. The details of how Red magic works is still a little confusing to me, but I hope it will be explained more in future book/s.
Overall, this is an engaging read and a perspective on Magic that I haven’t seen.
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