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This book sounded ok from the description so I picked it up. There were a couple of good ideas and a couple of bits that didn’t work for me. Lets start with the basics. The main character is an art student. She has permanently blue hair. She has friends and likes to have fun. She was raised though by demons and the benefit of this is that she gets wishes. Small wishes mostly. Her hair is blue because of a wish and she isn’t above embarrassing an ex with a well placed wish or ten. One day angels basically declare war on the demons and the main character is stuck in the middle.

I liked some of the mythology that was developed. In this story the demons trade wishes for teeth. They have a use for the teeth. Of course the message is that Magic has a price and that price is pain. Everyone who wants the magic of a wish has to trade in pain to get it. The most powerful wishes can only come from your own teeth. I think this idea, the pain not the teeth thing, could make for an interesting story. What if a Harry Potter world where the only people who could use magic were people with a lot of pain. The good guys would use their pain and the bad guys would trade on the pain of others for their power. I might put that into an idea I have been bouncing back and forth.

What I didn’t like was the way the story worked. The story started as a fun adventure story with characters that are well developed and a universe that I would like to spend time in. However about half way through the story stops being an adventure and turns into explaining the back story of the angels and demons and focuses on the main character rediscovering her past. It turns out she is in love, but she is never able to save her demon family from the angels.

Fun read, a little bit above some of the supernatural fluff that is very popular right now but it isn’t something that sticks with you.

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