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The Butterfly Stone

(Stones of Power #1)

4.86  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Beware! Something is after Tracey Masters, a Mage-kind teen in a mostly non-magical world—a world where people like Tracey are often feared, and oppressed. Add to this stress a crazy family life, the schizo pressures of school, friends, and bullies, and working a boring job as an assistant at her uncle’s detective agency for magical types
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by Wyvern's Peak Publishing
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Brigitte Meszaros
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantasy and a detective novel rolled in to one. An easy and addictive read. Love the flow and build up. You are slowly sucked in so that by the end you really want more. Can’t wait for the second novel!
James McEwan
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Butterfly Stone – Laurie Bell

Tracey Master is like any other 15-year-old, she worries about her school work, has teenage crushes on boys and a supporting group of friends. She works part-time in the office of her Uncle Donald (Donny), a Private Investigator. The administration is boring, and she craves the excitement of being involved in a real live detective case. The opportunity arises when Miss Tearning hires the services of Uncle Donny to trace a piece of missing jewellery. The recovery
Robyn Andrew
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Laurie Bell’s The Butterfly Stone hits all the right notes and is a stellar read. From beginning to end Bell creates an intricate plot intertwined with magic, deadly missions, teenagers, family and friends. The main character Tracey is a regular teenage girl with the added benefit and sometimes curse of being magic. While navigating the daily battle of High School bullies, misunderstandings and crushes, Tracey works as an assistant Private Investor to her Uncle. During the course of her part tim ...more
Brian Harris
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit young adult isn’t my typical type of book. But something about “The Butterfly Stone” by Laurie Bell, caught my eye and I’m so glad it did. What an exciting book! After just a couple pages I decided I had to but down my non-fiction book that I was reading and finish this one first. The characters are interesting and the story line well written. You immediately get sucked into Tracey’s world. A place where some people are born magical and the history of Mag-kind is almost forgotten ...more
K.M. Allan
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Laurie Bell and it won't be the last. She's built such a wonderful world in this series and it was so fun to visit it. Tracey Masters is a mage who works after school for her uncle in his detective agency. She wants nothing more than to join him on a case, but when Tracey gets her wish, it turns her world upside and puts herself and everyone she loves in danger. This book is set in modern times, which I really loved as it adds an interesting layer of magic and ...more
Linh Nguyen-Ng
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To possess magical powers and not be able to use it can feel like imprisonment for Mage-kind, Tracey Masters. In the Butterfly Stone, author Laurie Bell, does a wonderful job illustrating the chaotic life of a teenager and the desire to want more despite the restrictions placed upon the gifted by the un-gifted. The story shows how Tracey finds the courage to protect the Butterfly Stone as it’s connected to her. Not only that, she discovers that a shadow senses her powers and threatens her life a ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s rare to find a book that appeals equally to younger and older readers! The Butterfly Stone is engaging, thrilling and has enough quips to endear you to its heroine, Tracey Masters. Laurie Bell’s debut novel sits comfortably between Harry Potter and Skulduggery Pleasant. It left me and all those I’ve recommended it to waiting impatiently for the next novel!
Nicole Claffey
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quite enjoyed it! Can't wsit for t he next installment!!! ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fun and addictive Young Adult novel that follows the aspiring detective, Mage-kind Tracey Masters. I can’t wait for the next instalment.
Supreme Leader Awesome
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! Lots of fun. Great messages. Was recommended this book by friends and it did not disappoint. And now have passed on the recommendation to others. Plenty of great action, suspense and mystery. A book for the whole family. Cant wait for Book 2!
DarkRaven Reviews
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very well written and very immersive. I liked the realism of the characters as well as the strong storyline.
Lauren Lynne
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
How frustrating it must be to live in a world of magic as a Mage-kind and not be able to use your gift. In The Butterfly Stone, Laurie Bell shows us what it’s like to be a teen, figuring out who you are, wanting to be normal, and knowing you’re more. Tracey Masters wants adventure, but when it comes knocking will she have the courage to follow it? Her once cushy summer job working at her uncle’s detective agency takes an unexpected turn and now Tracey must figure out how to use her gift without ...more
Carolyn Vaughan
Jul 23, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Tracey Masters seems like an ordinary teenage girl. Her days are spent in typical high school fashion, with tiresome teachers, quibbling siblings, and cliquish classmates. But. Tracey can perform magic. She lives in a world divided into regular people—Norms—and magic people—Mage-kind. Norms predominate and magic is strictly controlled, so Tracey can’t always use her innate abilities, even when they might be advantageous.

After school, Tracey works for her bumbling Uncle Donny, a private detective
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
This book is an entry in the 2018 Aurealis Awards, for which I am a judge. Any review will be withheld until the results of the awards are announced.
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Laurie Bell is a once upon a time former teacher who has worked with children of all ages in the literary sphere. She is now an administrator and is the one to go to with any question. She is regularly featured by publications such as the Antipodean Science Fiction E-Magazine.

A lover of fantasy and science fiction of all kinds, she is also a volunteer at her local theatre company and is often foun

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