06 February 2012

A Little Night Magic by Lucy March


Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he’s never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories. Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends . . . but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed. As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side . . . and in the cross fire. Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her?


A Little Night MagicA Little Night Magic by Lucy March

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really should read the blurb carefully before making any assumption. Not surprisingly, I had assumed that A Little Night Magic was chick lit, which I guess it could be, if not for the paranormal elements . Moving on to the review.

Olivia is a waitress at a small town waffle house, specifically, Crazy Cousin Betty Waffle House. She spends her days serving waffles,mopping floors and longing for Tobias, the cook, who apparently doesn't feel the same way. Just as Olivia decides to make a change and leave the town forever, an old woman walks into the waffle house and changes her whole life. She helps Olivia discover and harness her magical power.

Olivia is a good character, realistic and believable most of the time. She has three best friends with whom she meets on Saturday nights to share her stories - I found them to be a fun addition. The romance between Tobias and Olivia is also pretty cute to read about.

A Little Night Magic is one of those books that you pick up to keep you occupied at the airport or on a long road trip. It's cute, fun, entertaining and doesn't require much concentration to enjoy the story. Lucy March's writing keeps you engaged. It's not the kind of book that leaves a lasting impression but it's perfect when you're looking for a light and enjoyable read.

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