Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Review: New Sight by Jo Schneider

New Sight gives an interesting and unique take on magic, where magic is an addiction. Imagine having the ability to do just about anything. The euphoria this brings. The power.

Then the crash.

Sound familiar? That is what Lys has to face when she succumbs to the first symptom that she can ‘touch’ magic. She suddenly gets this overwhelming compulsion to pull out people’s eyes so she can see what they see and feel what they feel. She has to know!    

Initially Lys believes she is evil and that she has developed this irreversible malady that has made her into some kind of ‘monster’.  Then she discovers she has the ability to harness and control magic. And she isn’t alone.

Jo Schneider does an amazing job in revealing the inner turmoil of the protagonist: euphoria vs. guilt; strength vs. the overriding compulsion to succumb to her deepest of urges.  

As we journey with Lys in New Sight, we learn what the magic really is, and why there are those who wish to keep it secret and those who wish to share it with the world.  The mystery kept me turning pages.

Of course there is a twist.

That said, there were times when the explanations and consequences of magic use went on for way too long. And parts of the story had a sort of  ‘hide and seek’ quality to it. Overall though, New Sight is a fast-paced, action-packed novel, certain to keep fans of fantasy delighted and enthralled.  

JO SCHNEIDER lives in Bountiful, Utah, but she has spent countless
hours traveling all over the world. Her goal is to visit all seven
continents, and she's nearly finished. Being a geek at heart, Schneider
has always been drawn to science fiction and fantasy; she writes both.
Based on her travels and her experience obtaining a black belt in
Shaolin Kempo Karate, Schneider's works feature authentic, impressive settings and extraordinary action sequences.

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