Friday, March 14, 2014

Flecks of Gold by Alicia Buck

7501537Genre: Magic
Paperback: 256 Pages
Published: May 1, 2010
Series: None
Rating: ★★★
            Mary Margaret is not the type of girl to fall in love, especially after seeing what a string of bad relationships has done to her mother. That's why it's so weird when Mary finds herself strangely attracted to Kelson, a guy at her new school. It's almost . . . unnatural. What she doesn't know is that she's been put under a spell. And when Kelson kidnaps Mary's mother and takes her to his home world, Mary will have to rescue her by relying on something she never knew existed, magic. Flecks of Gold is an enchanting blend of fantasy, action, and even a little romance. Get lost in this world where magic is commonplace and danger lurks where you least suspect it.
My Short Review:
            I really liked the concept of this book. It uses brain lacking with alternating the reality idea. So it uses a little magic and a whole lot of brain power.  It involves a young girl named Mary who enters into a magical world. She discovers powers she didn't know she had. One day when Mary's mother is kidnapped by a guy named Kelson, Mary attempts to follow after and thus is transported into this magical world. This is where she meets Breeohan, a mysterious guy who wants to help her. Of course Mary's first thought is why is some random guy helping me and she wants to get away. But Mary realizes she's in a unknown world and she needs this guys help. So they are on a journey to find her mother and trouble finds them. Surrounded by plots to seize the throne and attempts on Mary's life, Mary must do what it takes to save her mother even if that means putting herself in danger. Buck's idea that everything has a pattern and can be manipulated through magic was very intriguing. I found this to be a quick read and very fascinating. 

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