Title: A Magic Dark and Bright
Author: Jenny Adams Perinovic
Publisher: Bookish Girl Press
Publication Date: April 28 2015
Goodreads Synopsis: “She meant to help a ghost…not unleash a curse.
Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died.
The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return.
Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace–and Charlie agrees to help her.
But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed.”
Review: I want to say thanks to Bookish Girl Press and Netgalley for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
***Rating 4.5 Stars***
Every since a young age Amelia was able to see a ghost called the Women in White. The night her brother died the ghost appearance stop. Until her brother Mark died. So when Charlie shows up the ghost shows up. Spooky?! Huh. I loved this book so much it had me on the very first page of the book. This book is very good. I’m not sure on how to describe this book. It is very different from other books I have read. It kinda had the Mara Dyer feel to it. Every so often it had flashbacks. But these flashbacks had a purpose were very well written not had confusing as Mara Dyer. What could have made this a five star book would be that it picked up a little more. Nothing really happened as a villain until the end of the book.
So these girls keeps dying and everyone thinks its suicide when it really is a murders . Everyone except a few people think its Charlie. Charlie isn’t a book crush no but he seems very sweet. He gets more dark and moody towards the end he says he isn’t Amelia’s boyfriend. I was crushed because they are made for each other. Like no joke they need to get together. Amelia went through a lot of developing throughout the book. She broke through that shell she had from her brother’s death. And it made her better person and a better female lead character.
The ending of the book was like wow. It had the biggest cliffhanger ever. I can’t wait for the more books in this series. I hope to Charlie and Amelia get together. I hope they beat Marin and maybe even get some closure for Mark’s death. I also hope to find out what Marin wants with them.