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Titan Magic (Titan Magic #1)

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Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.

Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophon
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Paperback, 393 pages
Published (first published September 30th 2011)
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Giselle
Titans, monsters and gods aren't part of my usual reads, but when I read this synopsis about a mute girl with hallucinations and lots of secrets, my uncertainty turned to intrigued and I found it to be an entertaining story.

The mysteries start immediately in Titan Magic. We meet Maddy (Madeleine), mute and hearing voices. Actually only one voice - a voice whose command she can't seem to refuse. Which is why her mother and brother tie her to the bed so she's not able to do as he wishes and go fin
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Ferdy
Spoilers - 2.5 stars

I kind of liked this but I also kind of hated it. I honestly had no idea what the hell was going on for most of the book, it was just so weird. The world building was poor, half the dialogue made no sense and the characters were too mysterious. There were mentions of war, titans and family dynamics but they seemed like an afterthought because of how vaguely they were described, it was annoying. Even at the end, very little was explained, it was irritating and bizarre.
I guess
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Nafiza
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Nafiza by: Misty
I demand that you all go and purchase a copy of Titan Magic and then read it. Seriously, I mean it. Go!

Okay fine, I’ll give you some reasons that will perhaps justify my demand.

I don’t usually read self-pubbed novels and even more rarely am I moved to write a review on the ones I do read. This one intrigued me initially because of the description of the main character and then Misty of the Book Rat rated it highly. Titan Magic presents a very new type of heroine (and I will not give away the t
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Inoli
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most different, unique stories I've read. Complex and deserves a rereading. Fascinating. I want to learn more about the mythologies this was derived from. I don't really see this as a retelling but I want all the folklore and mythology related things together there. I actually don't know what to call this except very well done.
Misty
I'm always a little leery of self-published works, so when a self-published author emails me asking to review, I always go looking for an excerpt first.  Almost always, the answer is then a polite, "Um, no."  But occasionally the excerpt will win me over and have me intrigued enough to start thinking a hesitant, "Yeah, sure?"  The excerpt I found for Titan Magic led to a much more resounding, "Yes, please! Gimme, gimme!"  But excerpts can fool you, so I was still a teensy bit hesitant. That is, ...more
M.R. Graham
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya
The Premise:

Madeleine (Maddy) Lavoie is an invalid. Her memories go back only three years. She has very few emotions. She hears voices - including her own, though she has always been mute. She tries nightly to escape her family home and has to be physically restrained. She naturally assumes that she is insane. Her first inkling, though, that something is seriously wrong, comes when her brother suffers an extreme change in personality, ignores her for a year, and finally kicks her out of the hous
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I want to thank Jodi Lamm for providing me with the ebook copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

I’ll be honest, going into the this book I wasn’t sure what to expect really. I had seen other reviews for it and coupled with the summary it painted a really intriguing picture. I’m very happy to say that this book ended up surprising me so many times that I ended up loving it. I will say that it is a little hard to review though, because if I say too much it will ruin the story or at least p
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Amy Fournier
The synopsis for this book sounded really interesting. I love fantasy so I was excited to read it. I found it to be a little weird, but still good. The story moved along nice and steady through most of the book. There was action, fantasy, and a bit of romance. The characters were interesting and the story was creative.There is a lot of mystery to what certain people's intentions really are. I was trying to figure out who was good and who was bad through most of the book. It wasn't until the end ...more
Hillary Hunt
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This author really, really, really likes to keep you guessing. Which can create some nice suspense, but you gotta give me something delicious to snack on along the way or Ima get cranky. Reading this book felt like being strung along on crumbs.

It seemed like it wasn't until well into the book that things were starting to be explained. But even then, it was hesitant. I felt confused a lot. And the reasoning behind keeping everything secretive from the MC felt flimsy at best. Oh, and I couldn't fi
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
I love bedtime stories.
I love the romance and adventure they weave.
The way you hold your breath as you get to the next page.

The moment you realize you uncovered the truth
But only to be fooled again.

I am always amazed by the magic of characters.
The timeless effort the storyteller takes to make each one come alive.

"Titan Magic" while a little darker than those bedtime stories you grew up with is just what the doctor ordered when hunting for a good book to curl up with.

It's Once Upon a Time meets O
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Aeicha
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
READ THE ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE REVIEW (AND MANY MORE) AT WORD SPELUNKING

Jodi Lamm’s TITAN MAGIC is one of those books that comes along every once in a while and completely surprises me with how deeply and unexpectedly it moves me. Based on the book’s blurb, I expected a simple, fun fairytale like story; but what I got was a truly spellbinding and meaningful tale and exploration of the human condition.

MY BRIEF SUMMARY
Madeline “Maddy” Lavoie cannot speak, nor can she remember her life past the la
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Olivia at Fictionally Obsessed
I really don't know where to start with this book, but first of all, I can say that it was one truly unique book that I've ever read. It's really one of those books that you don't encounter everyday. When I read the synopsis, I was all like Wow, this sounds AMAZING! The synopsis was really what captivated me and told me to put all other books aside and read Titan Magic. (great job Jodi!) Like who doesn't want to read about gods and monsters?

I can't exactly explain the main plot without spoiling
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Jillian
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
This was ... an original story but also pretty bizarre. (Mostly) In a good way though.


I like this story because, while the book uses a popular trope in that Maddy is compelled into acting/feeling a certain way, it doesn't romanticize it at all like so many others. The "I'm obsessed with this guy because of mystical reasons" plot always seems to come with instant acceptance and an easily resolved ending but this book adds the frustration that I as a reader often feel when looking at these situati
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Angela~supermom~
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read, favorites, own
Titan Magic was such a wonderful and rather entertaining read. It was full of surprises, love, laughter, and heartache. It thoroughly surprised me in being as good of a book as it was. Truthfully, I didn't know what to expect from a book that featured a mute girl. I thought to myself: "How is Jodi going to write a story based on a mute girl? She doesn't talk!" Yet the fabulous Jodi did it! She created an utterly fabulous book where the girl doesn't really talk.

So this is where Maddy comes in, ou
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Ashley
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Titan Magic majorly surprised me. I wasn't expecting a huge fantastical novel, filled with a few mysteries and quite a bit of suspense, plus a unique mythology that draws from older ones. Just looking at the cover and reading the synopsis didn't prepare me for just what Titan Magic was all about. When I started reading, I was instantly intrigued. Maddy is the daughter of a wealthy family, but she hears voices in her head that compel her to go to it. Honestly, what's more interesting than a crazy ...more
Emma
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-ipad, reviewed
Books like these make the impossible seem possible.

I was drawn into this book from the very first line of the summary. Mute and mad, Madeleine Lavoie has lived her entire life confined to bedposts in her room. Her life is not what she believed it to be...

To say I was so excited to read this after the first chapter may be an understatement. Mythology is something I absolutely adoooore. I think it's absolutely magical that Jodi took something that NOBODY has tried to recreate and made it into some
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Carina
My Rating: 3.5 / 5

First thoughts:
If you're looking for a truly unique YA novel, stop searching and pick up Titan Magic. Its fairytale-like world surprised and fascinated me. I really hope that this wasn't the last we've seen of Madeleine and her adventures. While it took a while for me to get into the story, I soon started to really enjoy it and hoped to find out more about this special world.

More detailed:
When I started it, I didn't really know what to expect from Titan Magic but I was surprise
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Mimi
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Titan Magic is an extremely well-written young adult novel that reads like an intriguing fairy tale. The story is perhaps one of the most original I have read in a while, especially from a self-published author. I was quite impressed with Lamm’s prowess at writing—hers is the first self-published novel I have read that has not been fraught with grammar, spelling and other writing errors. That in itself was refreshing.

I liked the premise of Titan Magic—Madeleine Lavoie, or Maddy as she is called
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Holly
I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Alright. So when I decided I wanted to read this, I thought it would have something to do with Greek mythology with the whole Titan thing. Reasonable guess, right? And the cover is really pretty. (That plays into my picks more than I would like to admit.)

And at the beginning, I liked the book. It was strange, but kind of suspenseful and thrilling. I liked trying to puzzle things out. But the longer the book went on, the less I
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Shellie Cruz
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
When I first read the synopsis I knew that this would be something that I would enjoy, it had me at "Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations". I was instantly drawn in once I started reading it. This was something that I hadn’t read before and I loved the story line. There was mythology in there but nothing that threw me off or drew away from the story for me (basically if you’re like me with barely any mythology behind you, you’ll still get this book!)

Madeleine "Maddy" is a mu
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Michele
This, and other reviews can be found on my blog Just a Lil' Lost

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ (3.5/5 stars)

Madeleine is a mute, having never been able to speak. She is hidden away by her family, strapped to her bed in the night to prevent her from wandering off as she follows the voice she constantly hears in her head calling for her. When her brother banishes her out of the house, she wanders the woods before encountering mysterious and somewhat intimidating company.

I enjoyed that the premise of Titan Magic
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Christie
Tonight, no matter what the voice said, Madeleine Lavoie would not listen to it, she would not sympathize with it and, most importantly, she would not obey it.

Madeleine Lavoie is mute. Though she has long conversations in her head, her family cannot hear what she says. Her only memories are of the last 3 years. Every night she is tormented by a voice calling to her. Her mother and brother tie her to the bed every night and keep her hidden from sight. But, one night, her brother sends her away
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Flor Isabel Robles
I adored Titan Magic!

It's a very charming book, a little on the bittersweet side though. I'm really glad that I got the chance to read it. I hadn't, for a long time, read a book like this one, so unique and interesting. And because of this, I'm finding it quite hard to make a review that will satisfy completely my thoughts about it so I guess I'll just tell you a little bit of what this story is about:

So, first of all, we are talking about magical creations in the form of humans that come to lif
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Jessica at Book Sake
This book goes to show that you don’t need a big publisher to write a big story. The first night I picked up this book I only had time to read the first two chapters, but I would have continued reading if sleep wasn’t needed. The writing is fantastic throughout. The characters all have their own stories to tell, each one just as mysterious as the last. This is a fantasy novel that also focuses on the characters and the way each separate being works, feels, and lives. I love my characters and Lam ...more
Cat
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book started out very promising; the mysterious Maddy suffering from a voice in her head..but unable to communicate vocally. The story moves fairly quickly from there, but unfortunately just gets more and more confusing. Although Maddy is unable to speak, to some, her thoughts can be heard. As the reader, it gets a bit confusing trying to differentiate how the other characters are "hearing" her. So: some can hear her thoughts, some can read her lips, some can just guess what she means by lo ...more
Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
Wow! This book was absolutely fantastic! First of all I loved the story, the magic about it, the creatures in it! How did she came up with this idea when everyone else is writing about angels, vampires and fairies, I have no idea but it works! If you want to read something unique, this is definitely something for you!

This book is not about the superficial, not at all. The author does not really tell us much about what the characters look like but you will get a sense of it. This story is about
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Amara Luciano
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rating: Perfect Bed Partner
Source: Jodi Lamm

my thoughts in a few sentences: Coming highly recommended from Misty at The Book Rat and Erin at Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic, Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm reads like a fairy tale embedded in this organic world of magic. It’s chaotic and powerful and meaningful, rich with characters that harbor their scars and flaws in a way that’s not hidden, but also not proud. Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm is about acceptance and the varying shades of love, and what it me
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Star
Mar 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Madeleine Lavoie has only her brother and mother since her father died. She remains hidden from the world, never speaking, called Mute Maddy or Mad Maddy. Yet her inability to speak isn’t by choice and she hears someone calling out to her in her mind. When her brother kicks her out, she must discover the source of the voice and her own destiny. TITAN MAGIC is based on an ancient and unusual premise, written for a YA audience and even adult readers. I felt for Maddy, not knowing who she was or wh ...more
Rebecca Sneade
OK so i was really excited to read this book. i have heard amazing things and i was really looking forward to it. i have had it for many months and decided this was the time i was going to read it. i was really disappointed in it. The writing was good and i really enjoyed the journey of finding out who Maddy(the main character) was and what she was. but other than that........ i did not like that every minute she was with a different guy. One minute she's with one guy and you turn around and she ...more
Laura
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is really unique. There are times I felt completely lost, but would find my way quickly. There are things I question, but who doesn't when they read a book. My heart goes out to this young girl and it makes you want to read more to find out what happens. She is strong and she will find her way, it makes you love her all the more.
There are a lot of characters in this book and each one is so different from the other, it makes you think the author was purposely trying to make them so diff
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