Review: A Magic Dark and Bright

Published April 28th 2015 by Bookish Girl Press

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.




A Magic Dark and Bright was a book that made me get out of my room, and continue reading in our living room because that was scared I was.

The first paragraph of this book was what really caught my attention and it goes something like this...

A woman haunted the woods behind my house.
I used to watch her from my bedroom window. She glowed silver in the moonlight, a pale wraith in a white dress that curled around her ankles and twisted in an ancient wind that didn't touch the pine trees around her.

After reading this, a few thoughts have passed through my head. Things like this ghost would be a kind one and the real enemy would be someone who is alive and then they'd live happily ever after. The book did not happen this way, which was sad but the events that happened was so much better.

Horror books has never been my thing.

Let us all keep that in mind so that if ever you do read this and don't feel scared you'll know the reason why. I guess scared wasn't really the correct adjective to use, more like spooked. I had to look left and right while I was reading this book just to make sure that no ghost would be near me.

The cover and synopsis really got to me so even with all my inhibitions I decided to read this book.

The story was about this girl who sees a particular ghost and she was sure was also the one responsible for her brother's death. She lives beside the supposed with in their town and when her grandson moves in with him, which was also hot, girls started dying and things get freaky.

When someone whips out the Ouija board you know things will go downhill from there. I was internally screaming trying to tell the characters NOT TO touch the Ouija board because in EVERY horror movie I've seen that has this, it all turns bad.

This book was really amazing and I was gripping my reader so bad because of what was happening and I cannot wait for the next book to come.

Received digital edition from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 

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