4 stars to Alchemy (Prophecy Breakers #1) by Sheena Boekweg, Melanie Crouse and Sabrina West

Published January 30, 2014 by katheryn13

“Do you want me to be dangerous?” he asked, his voice husky and low.
I gulped, and for a moment I was incapable of speech. But he was quiet, waiting. “No. I don’t.”
“Then I’m not dangerous at all,” he murmured. His gaze moved from my eyes to my mouth. “You’ve never been safer than you are at this moment.” I shivered as his breath tickled my skin. Our lips were mere millimeters apart when the sky shattered in a kaleidoscope of colored light.

We didn’t know how much we had to lose until we were infected with magic. Sam was in love, Juliette was the main caretaker for her siblings, and Ana and her dad planned the best parties in New York. But we lost it all when we were shipped to Chebeague, an exclusive school for newly infected mages.

Everyone knows about the mages, those who survive the infection and end up with magical abilities. We’ve seen the power of magic, the high-paying jobs, and the world fame. But we never saw the cost. We didn’t know we’d be forced to give up everything: sanity, family, even the right to talk on the phone.

We didn’t know mage was just another word for prisoner.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review:

Magic? Check. Romance? Check. A creepy school for the infected mages even if you’re not infected or a mage? Check check.

Wow, I love this. It’s intriguing, fresh, and not as complicated as I’d expected given there are 3 authors. There are 3 main characters: Ana, Sam and Juliette. It’s obvious that each author had their own character, so it wasn’t hard to understand.

The story is told in journal form, which is cool, although at times the tense tended to change from present to past to present, etc etc. I was getting a little confused.

There haven’t been many books about magic other than the obvious that I’ve read, and to say these are regular “wizards” is wrong. In this, they are called Mages and there are certain types of skills each person is better at. Prophecy, Pushing, Temp, Super senses, Healing and Alchemy. It’s very different to lots of other books out there and I couldn’t recommend it enough.

The characters are young, but they don’t necessarily behave it, which can at times be off putting but mostly it’s nice because then you actually see the story and not just how stupid they are.  Although, yeah they can be stupid. Getting into trouble, escaping places and generally being rebels.

Can’t wait for the sequel.

Kat

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About the Authors

Sabrina West, Sheena Boekweg and Melanie Crouse never dreamed they would actually create a book worth publishing when they started writing together. Alchemy was merely supposed to be an exercise in flexibility. And it has been that, but it is so much more. Friendships that span the American continent have been forged, and unforgettable characters have been created.


Writing this first book in the Prophecy Breakers was a fun-filled adventure, and we hope that reading it is just as fun for you.

Visit us at theprosers.blogspot.com or check out Sheena Boekweg’s amazing novel, Funny Tragic, Crazy Magic.

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January 20th- 
Books Over Reality
Forget About TV, Grab A Book!
Suzy Turner, YA Author

January 22nd- 
Here Is Some Of What I Read
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves
Worlds of Words
Painted Words

January 23rd-
Penny For Them
Our Wolves Den
Wicca 4 Witch Book Blog
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Bound 4 Escape

January 24th- 
The One with the Fairy Tales
Works of Fiction

January 25th-
Once Upon a YA Book
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January 26th- 
Books and Their Wordly Realms
In Libris Veritas

January 27th- 
The Girl Bookaholic
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January 28th-
Hooked in a Book
Discover Words

January 29th-
Dalene’s Book Reviews
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January 30th-
Perks of Being A Book Nerd
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January 31st-
Cindy’s Love of Books

Want a sneak peak? Check out a piece from Sam’s POV below.

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