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Addicted to Magic (Addicted #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Jessica Warren comes from a long line of witches. At the age of eighteen her ability to wield magic will intensify and she'll be welcomed into the fold with open arms. That is, until she she risks it all.

Magic isn't something to be taken lightly. With each spell cast the user suffers dangerous after effects that carry the potential of destroying their life. After her paren
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published December 10th 2011 by Brandi Salazar
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd go as high as 3's on this, but I had problems with the premise. There were contradictions, or at least something hinky in many scenes for me. While I've loved another book written by the same author, this one didn't rate as high.

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Ruth Silver
May 01, 2013 Ruth Silver rated it really liked it
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I was provided a copy of Addicted to Magic in exchange for an honest review.

Addicted to Magic is a YA novel about witches - but with a twist. Jessica, a young witch has grown up with a difficult life. Her mother is an addict, of magic. Jessica, having witnessed the addiction and the affects it has had on their family - while struggling with her own addiction - has sworn off using magic as best she can. There are times when she uses it, knowing she shouldn't but can't seem to stop herself. Some o
Jun 27, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Overall a very well written novel. I'd have liked to seen more magic being used, a little more backstory on the witches and some additional details. I feel like a lot wasn't shown because we might have to wait for the second book, and that's okay - if that's the case.

The plot moved along well, good pacing and good characters. Recommend to lovers of paranormal

Jul 13, 2012 Gail rated it really liked it
Very good YA story. I recommend it to those who enjoy good YA paranormal stories.
Holly Hood
Dec 16, 2011 Holly Hood rated it it was amazing
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The story was great. It had everything I look for in a book.
The story is about a young girl name Jessica Warren. She's a witch. Well, you would think the book would be your typical witch story, but it's not. Jessica is battling against a lot of issues. Her parents divorce, her mother's issues and her own. And the coolest part about this book: when your a witch using your magic is like doing drugs, you get high. Jessica is addicted to magic and trying to get a handle on it, sometimes failing mise
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
First, I would like to thank the author for providing me with an e-copy in exchange for an honest review. I always feel like I won the lottery or something when I have a review request in my email. :-)

Jessica has a problem. More like an addiction. To Magic. In this world magic is like alcohol; some people can use it responsibly, and others have to stay away from it entirely otherwise it becomes an addiction and can ruin their lives. Jessica has seen first hand the devastating effects. Her mom ha
Jonel Boyko
Feb 01, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it
I wanted more than anything to give this book a 5 star rating. Story wise it was there. It was gripping, compelling, and an altogether fun read. There were just a few glitches that knocked it down a bit.

The descriptions in this novel were impeccable. Everything was laid out in minute detail. Salazar managed to do this without breaking the flow of the story or introducing a lull. It is always great to find an author that can integrate detailed, accurate descriptions into an upbeat novel. The desc
Nicola Smith
May 30, 2013 Nicola Smith rated it really liked it
The story is of Jessica, a young witch who lives in the mortal world. Having to look after her mother who is an addict and deal with her absent father, Jess is trying to keep her secrets hidden so that her life doesn't become any more difficult. Meeting a new boy, he brings to her life things she never knew she could feel but Jess has to decide if she would keep her secrets from him too. Learning, through her friend, of her mothers impending death Jess races to save her but at what cost?

I reall
Nov 13, 2012 Sandra rated it liked it
I really liked the whole "catch 22" on casting spells. It's a whole new take on witches which makes Jessica's experiences comical yet disturbing when you see what happens when magic is being abused. I loved how her best friends latino family took her in and introduced her to the world of menudo and the importance of "familia". By the end of the book I was left with a lot of questions, which I'm sure was the authors intentions. I'm curious to see how the next book turns out. Something tells me Tr ...more
Starla B
Jan 11, 2012 Starla B rated it liked it
It took me a little bit to get into this book. At first I felt like I was kind of thrown in the middle of a situation I didn't quite understand, as if there was a book before this I should have read to know what was going on. However, by the middle, I was more involved and interested in what was happening. Then, poof! It was done. The ending seemed a little abrupt to me, and there is a ton left unresolved. It just didn't feel like a complete story to me. However, I did get interested, and I'm sl ...more
Dec 29, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Jessica is a likeable character and I quickly warmed to her. The story is well written and engaged me from the start - and I loved the fact that it offered a new twist on witches and their use of magic, as well as the self awareness that Jessica comes to throughout the book.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Addicted to Magic - Definitely one to read, and an author to keep an eye on!
Apr 29, 2012 Nicola rated it liked it
I liked the characters but the magic seemed really far in the background and it had lots of typing errors/missing words.

It got me through my reading slump though so it wasn't that bad.
Dec 06, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing
Overall this book was quite interesting. I'm looking forward to reading part two of this series with the way it ended.
Eva King
Jan 10, 2013 Eva King rated it liked it
I liked this book It was entertaining, easy to read and very well writen. Looking forward to read more of this writer.
I feel like this book had a lot of potential. Jessica Warren is a witch who has a problem. She loves casting spells too much to use it in small doses and her Mom is addicted to it as well on a level that could be potentially deadly.

Although I enjoyed the concept of this story it drove me a little crazy. The grammar made it hard to read and annoyed me to no end. Putting "I" instead of "me" or vice verse is hard to over look.

If not for the grammar I would give this book at least three stars, mayb
Jul 16, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
I have to start out saying that I only read the sample from Amazon on my Kindle. I just couldn't get myself fully entwined enough to buy the book. It is only $.99, but I'm cheap. I would like to read the first for free and see if it gets more engrossing. If so, I would definitely buy the series. It has some really good visuals that have stayed with me since reading the sample, and that is saying a lot since most mornings I wake up and can't remember what I read the night before until I get back ...more
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Brandi Salazar started writing poetry, short stories, and novels at a very young age, weaving tales to share with her friends that were geared toward making them laugh. Today her writing habits reflect that, ranging from mystery/suspense/thriller to paranormal and YA romance, and no matter how different her works may be, you can always find a healthy dose of action, romance, and humor. Under the p ...more
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