Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Zahn's Review: Magyk by Angie Sage

Magyk [Septimus Heap #1]
by Angie Sage
564 pages
Published by Harper Collins, 2005

Goodreads Description:
The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

My Review: 
While reading this book, I felt that it was beautifully told, with a great amount of detail. It is a book I strongly recommend!

On his day of birth, Septimus Heap is pronounced dead, and is replaced in his family by a newborn girl. Years later, she is found to be the lost princess and must go into hiding, for there is many who want to kill her. All the while, they find Septimus may not be dead. Just what happened on the day of his birth??

I loved the great story this book holds. It was great! I loved that all the characters were unique. Some were wizards, some army boys. All had their own way of doing things. This book was a great twist of action and mystery in a package - excitement and adventure! Who doesn't love that? Plus, the whole story comes out in a great way to keep you reading. 
I thought the writing style was descriptive. The author obviously knows what her readers want, and does a good job with it. It's one of my favorite books; I think everyone should read it!

I rate this book five out of five foxes for being a book you can't put down!

Reviewed by Zahn

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