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Preview — Magic and the Modern Girl by Mindy Klasky
Magic and the Modern Girl (Jane Madison #3)
Wrong. After a few months of letting witchcraft slide, Jane Madison discovers that not using her powers has her rapidly losing them. Meanwhile, her warder is avoiding her, her familiar has moved out, her mother is abandoning her again and her grandmother is…getting married? With her world turned topsy-turvy, Jane is at her wits'...more
Jane Madison is a witch, but she hasn't been using her "witchy" powers in so long, she's losing them. After whining about this to her friend, Melissa, her ward, David, suggests she performs a big spell to bring back her magic. She chooses to create an anima, but this turns out badly when she realizes that the anima hasn't given her any of her powers back!
During these last days of Borders' Going Out of Business Sale, I've been continuously per ...more
Ebook borrowed from the Ontario Library Service
Thoughts - ***Warning!! Contains spoilers below!***:
I will probably never say this again so I'm going to say it first: The third book is by far the best book in this series! The first book was good, the second okay - but this book - the third book - was the best. However, it wouldn't have been able to stand alone: it needed the other two to set the story and characters. It also wouldn't do if you combined all three into one g ...more
Jane hasn't been using her magic. In fact, you could say she's been very neglectful. Her ...more
Jane, having chosen to not join the coven in the last book, finds life is just getting in the way of using her magic. She's been busy with work, family, friends, life and ...more
She works a spell to bring her powers back to rather distastrous results. Meanwhile a lover who truly lo ...more
I can't express how much I dislike this book. I gave up before I reached 100 pages and that's unheard of for me to do. I was bored and irritated and couldn't finish it. I read the last chapter ...more
I enjoyed her relationship with Will. I suppose I am a hopeless romantic... but I really enjoyed experiencing their connection.
I reall ...more
I have to come clean: I was a little bewitched (sorry) by Jane Madison and her odd-assorted band of female relatives, familiars, wardens, scheming fellow witches and dazzlingly unsuitable men. The whole shebang has the ring of truth to it, even given the fantasy nature of her world.
(It is fantasy isn't it? Am I missing out here? Oh some of us have such exciting lives..)
How many of us have never blundered into the wrong guy's arms, completely failing to communicate with Mr. Perfect ...more
It took me a little bit to get into this, with me leaving it unread for quite a few months. Once I finally got past the first few chapters, however, I started ...more
Second gripe: Some of the thoughts seems a little unfocused and unfinished.
All in all, not my favorite, luckily I got it in a used book story thinking it'd be a fun quick read. Quick? Yes. Fun? Not really. The back story alone kept confusing me and wondering what I had missed. Also I wondered if it was really THAT importan ...more
Mindy's travels took her through multiple careers, including copyright lawyer and law librarian. Mindy now writes full time. Her books fall in a number of genres -- including traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, and category ...more