Blog Tour: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel

Posted April 9, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel

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.

Blog Tour: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnelDaughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel
Series: Red Magic
Published by Month9Books on March 25, 2014
Genres: Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 308
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

Katrina Sig


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About Jen McConnel

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and a proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She’s a graduate of Western Michigan University, and she also earned her MS in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

Follow Jen on Twitter @Jen_McConnel, and visit to learn more.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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