Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor's contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed. She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it's up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and - hopefully - live happily ever after.
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Fun story of magic.
I have not read the printed version but this audio was entertaining enough for me to download and listen to all 7 books available at this time.
Sam, the guard gargoyle. and Merlin...who doesnt enjoy Merlin"s wisdom and mystery. I have to say that all the characters were well written and given interesting personalities that I enjoyed.
Her voice sounded the right age, and she did well enough in making a difference in each character that was easy to enough to follow. I have heard better but I would have no problem choosing another reading she may do.
Moved? Hmm, Im not sure this was that kind of book. There is humor, mystery, and challenges to met and danger to face. But I dont think I was overly emotional. A good balance.
I would recommend this to anyone who would enjoy a fun and quirky read. Im usually not a reader of the books about magic but this one did keep me going through all the books. Will it be the best book Ive read by the end of the year? Maybe not, but I did enjoy it.
Great start to a great series!
Fun, lighthearted romp through Shanna Swendson's wonderful world. Katie is an endearing heroine, and I genuinely like all of the characters surrounding her.
I wasn't sure about Eva Wilhelm's voice at first... When I read the books, I basically skipped over Katie's Texas accent in my head, so it was strange to hear it when Katie speaks, since she doesn't use it when she's narrating as Katie. But she keeps it pretty mild, and after a few minutes of listening, I stopped noticing it.
Check out this series. It has a lot of heart, a lot of humor, and is just an entertaining read (or listen)!
- M. Keathley