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Lilli sees things no one else does.
Desperate to make sense of the dreams and visions that have plagued her since childhood, Lilli confides in Devin, her closest friend, and the boy she’s fallen for.
Instead of questioning her sanity, Devin confesses to secrets of his own, which are far darker. His revelations about magic, witches and demons stun Lilli. But it’s what he knows about Lilli’s mother, long believed to be dead, that leaves her feeling betrayed. Despite her anger, Lilli will have to learn to trust Devin again, because he is the only one who can protect her from a dark danger that’s coming for her from a world away.
“Look at me,” Devin ordered the man. He spoke slowly and quietly, but there was no mistaking the anger in his voice. “You will apologize for being impolite, and then you’ll leave.” For a moment the man looked stunned, almost hypnotized. I thought for sure he’d demand to speak to Rob again and both Devin and I would get fired. Instead, he turned to me and said, “I’m sorry for being impolite.” He even sounded contrite. “I need to leave.” I watched him walk away, still not sure exactly what had just happened and spooked by the way he repeated Devin’s words.
When the door closed behind him, I looked at Devin. “What did you just do?” “Nothing,” he muttered. “No, it wasn’t nothing,” I said. “How’d you get him to do that?” “He had no business speaking to you like that, so I asked him politely to apologize and he complied.” “Uh, uh. No way.” I had no idea how Devin made that man to apologize, but there was more to it than he let on. Somehow, I just knew it. “What are you suggesting? That I have some sort of magical power and can make people do whatever I will them to? You told me yourself last night that you don’t believe in magic.”
I did say that. Because it was true. Still, I couldn’t shake the feeling that Devin was keeping something from me. And this wasn’t the first time, either. After a pause, I said, “You know what I find curious? Why is it that you know so much about me, yet I hardly know about your life at all?” “What is it you want to know?” he asked. I wasn’t sure how to respond. I didn’t have any specific questions, but I felt a growing sense that Devin had secrets.
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Title: Daughter of Magic
Author: Teresa Roman
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 15 March 2016
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook, Paperback
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