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Preview — Remedial Magic by Jenna Black
Remedial Magic (Faeriewalker 0.5)
Having a prodigy for an older brother is not so fun…especially one who is magic wiz-kid. But Kimber has a plan to finally step out of his shadow.
This is a short story. More like a pre-series that is tell by Ethan's little sister,, ops,, I mean,, Kimber.
Yep,, Ethan is the wonder boy of the family with his magic and charm,, Kimber is just the brains.
It has fairies in it, but also the best teddy bear fight scene ever.
Really funny and terrifying at the same time.
And ,, there is Ethan
Sorry Kimber, but I just got goo-goo eyes for your brother,, its not my fault he is ,, well,, Ethan
Well,, lets see what the next book'll ...more
I enjoyed having new insight into Kimber’s character. I enjoyed feeling her emotions towards herself and her brother. It was a nice break from the nonstop action we are used to in the Faeriewalker world.
After a moment, I was shot back into the Faeriewalker worl ...more
For those that have read Jenna Black's Glimmerglass, you will recognize our first person protagonist this time around as Kimber, Ethan's little sister. Kimber is 15 years old, very smart (already in college), and desperately wanting her father's attention, but her father values magical talents (such as the ones Ethan can wield with ease) over her mental abilities. So she invites her friend Dee Dee over to try to help Kimber with magic. Things qui ...more
It was a short story where we meet Kimber a very smart teen who has skipped a few grades and is now in college. Apparently she is over shadowed by her not as smart yet very magically talented brother Ethan. She asks one of her friends to come over and give her magical tutorials but it kind of turns into a hot mess.
Along with the short story you get chapter 1 of Glimmer Glass where we are introduced to Dana and he ...more
That's it, that's all. Lucky it was a free download.
Also included are the prologue and first Chapter of Glimmerglass.
The story gives you a bit more insight into Kimber, which explains a lot about her personality when we meet her in Glimmerglass.
This story also makes her much more lik ...more
This story doesn't really distinguish itself much, other than in illustrating that Kimber is great, but there is one thing I marked with that snazzy little bookmarky thingy:
"This was what I called the Ethan Effect, when perfectly se ...more
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Although, it is advertised as Faeriewalker #1.5, this short story takes place before Glimmerglass protagonist Dana Hathaway/Stuart shows up in Avalon. Instead, it is told from Kimber’s point of view in the third per ...more
Even though it was short Remedial Magic really shed some light on what it's like to be Kimber. The reader realizes that even though Kimber's very smart it doesn't compare to her brother's magical ability, and not only does this cause her to lose the attention and affection of her family, but also her friends ...more
It was short like I said, but it dealt with Ethan and his sister, Kimber. Since it's been several months since I last read Glimmerglass, it took me awhile to remember the characters. But as it was short, I didn't stay too long in this world.
It basically deals with Kimber trying to learn magic. Or more magic. Whichever, and it results in quite a surprise. ...more
It definitely sheds more light on this sibling relationship. Obviously, there's a lot of hostility there from Kimber's POV in Glimmerglass, but it never really delves into why. This short novella cert ...more
It is not necessary to read Remedial Magic before you start the Faeriewalker trilogy; however, I think the additional character insights would have made Glimmerglass more enjoyable. I would have under ...more
Kimber is tired of living in the shadow of her older brother, so she’s determined to prove she can perform magic just as well as anybody else. Unfortunately, her efforts lead to disaster—in the form of evil teddy bears.
Yeah, you read that correctly. Evil. Teddy. Bears. The entire story is basically her chanting the wrong spell and psycho teddies attacking her. Then, who saves the day and walk ...more
The quick pace of the story is a great way to make the reader stay engaged. And having the first person point of view makes it an easy read. I could easily imagine this as a good manga.
Other than that the copy includes first two chapters of Glimmerglass, this time with a diffe ...more
I ended up buying every other book in this series in ...more
Kimber is a faerie, however she cannot seem to collect enough magic to really perform anything of real substance for her needs. She is left to fall into her brother Ethan's shadow. One day while her father and brother are gone she invites a friend over to help her with her magic and to figure out why she cannot seem to perform the magic. While attempting to move one of her many teddy bears to her through telekine ...more
Remedial Magic is a short story that follows, Kim and her attempt to train in magic. We met Kim in Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1). She is Ethan's sister. Ethan just happened to be a a faery-prodigy - young faery able to call on magic effortlessly. While Kim, despite being a faery, happens to have difficulty doing magic even the simplest one. That fact made her seek help, which eventually turned into a disaster.
This is a good side story of Kim - a brief glance into her attempt t ...more
Kimber is tired of being under her brother, Ethan's shadow. She's two years younger than Ethan enrolled in college and he is still considered the genius. I really liked Kimber. She was funny and I felt sorry for her. It must suck to have a brother like Ethan and to constant be overlooked. I do plan on reading the Faeriewalker series for sure now. I really liked the way Black writes and the concept of the city of Avalon is quite fascinating. A town that's not...more
Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery ...more