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Nyx Book Reviews

I love to read and to review. My favourite genres are fantasy, horror, YA, historical, and everything paranormal.

The Trouble With Spells

The Trouble With Spells  - Lacey Weatherford I really enjoyed reading about the magical human kind of powers again. After all those werewolves and vampires, it's nice to read about the grandma with a coven hiding in her basement. Who wouldn't want such a grandma?When Portia turns sixteen, she learns that she has magical powers. Together with her grandma and father she is in a coven, where she discovers that Vince, the hottest guy in school, is a warlock. They fall in a love so strong they can't even stand to be separated any more. But Vince has a dark past that catches up with him...The Trouble With Spells is a very romance heavy book. Almost suffocatingly so. They bind themselves together with magic, like a magical engagement, making it physically hurt to be apart from each other. It was the complete opposite of the usual romantic plot line of a young-adult novel. There is no angsty "does he really like me" rambling, but unconditional love. Maybe it's cynical me speaking, but I thought it to be a tiny bit scary. It's like marrying on your sixteenth. It was well written though, and their love for each other, while a bit creepy, was very believable. You can understand why they care for each other, and this is one of those things that's really hard to achieve in a book.One of the best things about this book was the magic part. I liked the descriptions about the rituals and the spells. Even though this book has its foundation in an old concept, it doesn't feel corny at all. There were some really cool new abilities added that made me very excited.I liked both the main characters Portia and Vance a lot. They both have their flaws, but they only get more likeable because of them. I think Vance will make a lot of women all over the world swoon and flutter! As for secondary characters, I especially loved Portia's grandmother. A spell casting granny. That's so awesome.If you're looking for a good paranormal romance young-adult that deals with a one true love, The Trouble With Spells is definitely a book for you.