Well, this weekend was focused on adult responsibilities, so today is all about catching up on blog, BookTube, and Bookstagram content.
I hope your Monday is going well!
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 176 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari.
Title: The Best Kind of Magic
Author: Crystal Cestari
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Romance
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 Magic is 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.
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4/5
This is one of those books that I get super interested in when I read the synopsis then promptly banish it to the TBR void. I’m not sure why, everything about this book seems like something I’d really enjoy. I’m hoping to make time to read this one fairly soon (maybe February due to the magic described in the synopsis).
I think I may love this one. I don’t think it’ll be a new favorite, but I do think it’ll be one I thoroughly enjoy.
Have you read The Best Kind of Magic?
Let me know below!
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