Windy City Magic, Book 1 The Best Kind Of Magic by Crystal CestariWindy City Magic, Book 1 The Best Kind Of Magic by Crystal Cestari

Windy City Magic, Book 1 The Best Kind Of Magic

byCrystal Cestari

Hardcover | May 16, 2017

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Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber's pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone's soul mate.
Amber works at her mother's magic shop--Windy City Magic--in downtown Chicago, and she's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one--her own. (The Fates are tricky jerks that way.) So when Charlie Blitzman, the mayor's son and most-desired boy in school, comes to her for help finding his father's missing girlfriend, she's distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can't see her own match, she can see his--and it's not Amber. How can she, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows full well isn't her match?
The Best Kind of Magicis set in urban Chicago and will appeal to readers who long for magic in the real world. With a sharp-witted and sassy heroine, a quirky cast of mystical beings, and a heady dose of adventure, this novel will have you laughing out loud and questioning your belief in happy endings.
Crystal Cestarilives just outside Chicago with her daughter. Her hobbies include avoiding broccoli and wandering the aisles at Target. She holds a master's degree in mass communication, and writes all her stories longhand. Don't miss the second book in the Windy City Magic series, coming soon! Visit Crystal at www.crystalcestari.com an...
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Title:Windy City Magic, Book 1 The Best Kind Of MagicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.85 × 1 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1484752724

ISBN - 13:9781484752722

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from First book in Windy City Magic series! The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari is the first book in Windy City Magic series. Amber Sand is a teenager living in Chicago, Illinois with her mother, Lucille and grandmother, Edith. Both her grandmother and mother are witches. While Amber is not a witch, she has the ability to see true love. She is a matchmaker. It only takes a few seconds of looking into a person’s eyes for Amber to see that individual’s true love. Amber is working in the family shop, Windy City Magic when Mayor John Blitzman visits. John is looking for her mother and seems upset. John nor her mother will tell her what is wrong. Soon, John’s son, Charlie pays Amber a visit. The two run in different circles at school and rarely interact. Charlie tells Amber that his soon-to-be stepmother, Cassandra is missing. Unlike John who wants her found, Charlie wants Cassandra to stay missing. Cassandra is a gold digger according to Charlie, but John cannot see it (sounds suspicious). Amber wants to prove to her family that she is just as capable as they are and sets out to help Charlie. Charlie is about to discover a whole new side of Chicago when he is exposed to the supernatural. Amber enjoys spending time with Charlie, but she knows that she is not his soul mate. Is it wrong to have a relationship with Charlie knowing that she is not his true love? Can they find Cassandra and what has she been up to? The Best Kind of Magic is a young-adult novel. It was easy to read and can be finished in a few hours. While there is some mystery in the story with the search for Cassandra, much of the book is a romance. A lot of time is devoted to Amber’s thoughts and feelings. I was disappointed that there was not more of the magical element in the story. I give The Best Kind of Magic 3 out of 5 stars. This book was a little cliché and predictable. It reminds me of many novels that I have read. I felt that the author could have done more with the story. It would have been a great paranormal suspense book with the vampires, witches, goblins, and a siren. Instead, readers are subjected to the many thoughts of a teenage girl with her many insecurities and thoughts of boys. The Best Kind of Magic is best read by tweens and teens (which is the target audience).
Date published: 2017-05-16