Book Review: A Magic Dark and Bright (The Asylum Saga #1) by Jenny Adams Perinovic

Title: A Magic Dark & Bright
Author: Jenny Adams Perinovic
Publisher: Bookish Girl Press
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Pages: 321
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal

She meant to help a ghost...not unleash a curse.
Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died.
The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return.
Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace--and Charlie agrees to help her.
But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed.
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Amelia has been obsessed with the woman in white for as long as she can remember and she hasn't seen her since her brother died. But when a new guy arrives in town, Amelia starts seeing her again and things get crazy. Crazy like girls are found dead and no one knows why. I don't know about you all but every time I read books like this at night I get scared and I make sure all my closets are closed. I mean here I am thinking this book will be all sweet and cute because of the cover but appearances are deceiving. Yes this book had its cute moments but then the characters brought in the Ouija board and I was all kinds of freaked out. Trust me when I say the title fits perfectly with everything that happens in this story.

I absolutely adored the characters Jenny Perinovic created. Amelia was funny, smart and such a down to earth character that it was easy to instantly like her. She lost her brother and hasn't been able to truly go back to who she was but luckily she had Leah with her sass and don't even get me started on Charlie. I lost count of how many times I swooned over him. Charlie is a good guy and I loved that about him. I'm so use to the broody-bad boy guys that it's nice taking a break from them and having Charlie around was like the icing to my cupcake. He was thoughtful with Amelia and sweet and gahhhh I'm pretty sure he's going in my fictional boyfriend list. Oh and also I don't think I've ever liked a parent in a book as much as I did Amelia's mom, their little mom/daughter banter was the cutest thing ever.

I cannot praise Jenny Perinovic enough. She took one event that happened in real life and worked off that for A Magic Dark & Bright and created this amazing story with great characters and kickass writing, I'm just in awe of her. And even though Jenny left one of the worst cliffhangers ever, I can't wait for the sequel, I need it like I need pizza.


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