TBT Review: Wizard by Paula Paul

TBTI had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.


Goodreads Summary:

In a world corrupted by acceptance, could you be yourself? Meghan’s life had never been easy, either being overlooked as Merlin’s younger sister, or getting the wrong kind of attention for being different. When Merlin’s attempt to save Meghan’s life by transporting her to eleventh century Amorika, France, goes awry, she finds herself in twenty-first century America. There, she discovers that it is all too easy to fit in with the popular crowd—if she hides who she really is. Meghan faces the choice of condoning the same oppression that she had encountered before or giving up her newly won acceptance and becoming an outcast again. She soon realizes that her decision will not only affect her life, but will determine whether a friend lives or dies to the same forces that once threatened her. When the teenage sister of Merlin, the world’s most powerful magician, is confronted by life-threatening bullying, where can she run? Megan attempts to escape to the 21st Century but is forced to confront the same demons she hoped to leave behind. WIZARD is a heart-stopping novel that will hold young readers enthralled from the first page to the last.” Lois Duncan author of Stranger with My Face and I Know What You Did Last Summer


My Thoughts:

This book was great!! It is about one of Merlin’s little sisters (the middle child Megan), being accidentally transported by Merlin to our time in America. She was supposed to be transported with the man she loves to Amorkia in the 11 century, but Merlin cast the spell wrong. She is in trouble in the 6th Century due to Morgan Le Fey finding out she uses a wizard’s wand, even though only males are supposed to. Morgan Le Fey wants her dead. The witch’s wand doesn’t work for her, so she has to use a wizard wand, what else is she supposed to do? She hasn’t had very much training in magic, because she has to practice in secret, so some of her spells come out wrong, which leads to drama. One spell that does work for her is that she knows every language, which is convenient, because she speaks 6th century Brython. It is interesting to see her struggle through learning the improper way we speak, and what all of our slang terms mean. She learns that 21 century America is a lot like the dark ages she came from, and being different here can spell disaster just like it can back then.




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