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Leyla's Locket (Sera Chronicles #1)

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Seraphinus (Sera) Ulric dreads the latest in a series of moves forced on her by her father's company. Their next stop is San Kristinese, a small town in the desert area of West Texas. Underneath the sleepy exterior lurks a hidden world where magic is real and things are not always what they seem.

When Sera's family moves in next to Cressida Hammund, events are set in motio
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published June 30th 2009 by Createspace
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Sep 09, 2009 PageSageRageParker the Mighty (White Chocolate) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERY FREAKIN' ONE!
Recommended to PageSageRageParker the Mighty (White Chocolate) by: Paige Jackson
OMG! IF YOU HA VE NOT READ THIS BOOK YOU MUST!!! Just do it. i know times are hard but it won't be much. go beg your parents to get you the book and read it!!! You will not regret it! I promise! It is an amazing combination of magic, old history, legends, and all kinds of amazing new ideas!!!
Mark
Aug 20, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
Recommends it for: everyone that enjoys fantasy
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Fantasy combination of a modern day Harry Potter and Star Wars. Good magic vs evil magic with a Dark Lord in Texas. "Two thumbs up" Can not wait to read all three.
Cathy
Aug 22, 2009 Cathy rated it really liked it
Leyla's Locket started out slowly, but gained momentum in the middle. I wasn't drawn in by the choppy, mysterious beginning and had a hard time getting past the colorful writing to the characters and teen novel hidden within. Despite the beginning, by halfway through I was hooked.

As the book continued, I loved that the nature of each character was slowly revealed and that as the book went on, each character grew more complex and more intriguing. The characters drew me in and the plot kept me fr
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Timothy Dean
Jul 20, 2010 Timothy Dean rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: preteen, teen and young adult women - and those who love them!
When I was a boy, magic was real. Yes, I lived in the physical world - but just underneath the surface of everyday life lay another realm. This other reality was always peeking through; a glimpse of an alien face in a mirror, a tunnel through tall grass that would lead to another world: and - oh yes - the terror of darkness and the evil things that lurked in it! (In any magic story worth its salt, there must be a dark side).

In "Leyla's Locket," Paige Jackson has done a remarkable job of making t
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Miss Reviewer
Mar 13, 2011 Miss Reviewer rated it it was amazing
I received a review ebook copy a while back and gave Leyla's Locket a try. Judging from the horrendous cover, I probably wouldn't have bought it myself. The reason I'm saying horrendous is that it's rather muddy and doesn't quite give any hint plot wise.

The plot:

Sera is a little girl who moves with her parents to Texas, but things aren't quite as they seem. There's magic everywhere, both the good and bad kind. With the help of an ancient necklace, it is now Sera's duty to save magic and the real
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Gina
Jun 16, 2010 Gina rated it really liked it
Leyla's Locket by Paige Jackson
I really liked this book and can't wait for the 2nd book - Leyla's Legend to come out. This is more of a "tween" book than teens and maybe that's part of why the story grabbed me from the beginning. I think all of us wished for magic powers when we were not quite teens.

Fun, quick read, and yes, young.
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I'm excited to read this! The author is on goodreads and seems very nice... the book sounds like a lot of fun.
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