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Magic or Madness

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Sydney (N.S.W.), Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic, Science Fiction / Fantasy (Young Adult), Juvenile Fiction, Children"s 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9), Social Issues - General, Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, Australia, Fiction, New York (
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ISBN 101595140700
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The plot was tense, the characters were all realistic and dynamic, and the ending was satisfying. The premise was unique, and I liked how the book explored a downside.

This review is also posted on my blog, In The Good Books. Magic Or Madness was Justine Larbalestier's first YA novel/5. Magic or Madness was mediocre. It wasn’t terrible, but it was far from great either. The best quality of the book is the magic system.

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Some people are born with the ability to use magic (it runs in families), but every time they use magic they shorten their life span, so most magic users die young – often around twenty.

The catch?Cited by: 1. Magic or Madness was mediocre. It wasn’t terrible, but it was far from great either. The best quality of the book is the magic system. Some people are born with the ability to use magic (it runs in families), but every time they use magic they shorten their life span, so most magic users die young – often around twenty.

The catch?/5(40). Magic or Madness begins the story of Reason, named so that her mother could deny the existence of magic to her very core/5(57). Magic or Madness () Published inthe Magic or Madness work of fiction is about Reason who is the heroine of the book and telling her story in the first person.

Reason Cansino is a resident of the Australian outback where she has been living with her mother Sarafina for fifteen years. The two are hiding from her grandmother who is a Magic or Madness book and is involved in dark, horrifying rituals.

Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This is the first book in a thrilling fantasy adventu When fifteen-year-old Reason magically transports herself to New York City from her grandmother's house in Australia, she is forced to learn about the powers that magic and madness hold over her family.

Magic or Madness Trilogy Magic or Madness is about fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino. Reason’s lived all her life in the outback with her mother, Sarafina, on the run from her evil grandmother, Esmeralda. Magic or Madness Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more.

Toggle navigation Sign Up. MAGIC LESSONS is the second book in Justine Larbalestier's trilogy, and it's just as wonderful and gripping as MAGIC OR MADNESS. In this book, there are just as many questions as in the first, as every answer Reason finds only leads to more questions/5.

The Magic or Madness book series by Justine Larbalestier includes books Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons, Magic's Child, and several more. See the complete Magic or Madness series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier. Fifteen-year-old Reason is just discovering that she has inherited strong magical read more. Fifteen-year-old Reason is just discovering that she has inherited strong magical abilities.

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Its twists and turns keep you eager to read more. I highly recommend this easy to read book; it’s funny, intense, has enough reality mixed with the fantasy, and has great characters.

Justine Larbalestier is the author of The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction () and the young adult novel Magic or Madness (), and an honorary associate in the School of English, Art History, Film and Media at the University of Sydney. She makes extended visits to New York City.4/5(1).

After reading Magic & Madness, I have a good feeling that Justine Larbalestier is one of the authors who she will adopt -- the book combines the reality of being young and in trouble with a world of magic one would love to explore (even as a grown up!); it's true fantasy that works because it Cited by: 1.

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Magic or Madness - Book Review Magic or Madness is a YA novel by Justine Larbalestier, telling the story of fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino. Reason has been brought up by her mother, Sarafina, moving constantly across Australia in order to elude Reason’s grandmother Esmeralda, who has claimed custody of : Victoria Hooper.

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While the first book in Justine Larbalestier¿s Magic or Madness trilogy was slightly sinister, the second two books (Magic Lessons and Magic's Child) were more along the lines of slightly tedious. The first book had set up a consistent and intriguing account of magic use and consequences, which I found fascinating enough to want to explore more/5(29).

Magic's Child (Magic or Madness) by Larbalestier, Justine and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Magic or Madness Magic or Madness Trilogy Paperback: : Justine Larbalestier: Books/5(4).

"Magic or Madness" wonderfully mixes a genuinely creepy system of hereditary magic with Australian bush lore, sweet and canny details about New York's East Village, daily life in Australia, fashion and mathematics, sneaking lectures into dialog and description so subtly you never know they're there, only that you're getting the charge of soaking up new knowledge about how the world works/5(44).

MAGIC OR MADNESS is a wonderful novel from Justine Larbalestier, who\'s married to one of my favorite authors of all time, Scott Westerfeld.

It\'s a fascinating story, and the way it\'s told is a little unconventional: some chapters are told in a first person point of view, in Reason\'s voice, and others are told in a third person limited point /5(K). Get this from a library.

Magic or madness. [Justine Larbalestier] -- From the Sydney, Australia home of a grandmother she believes is a witch, fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino is magically transported to New York City, where she discovers that friends and foes can be.

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August Sorcery is usually seen as a great power, but in Justine Larbalestier's Magic or Madness magic can be a dark curse. Reason Cansino has had an unusual childhood, as her mother Sarafina keeps the family traveling through Australia, trying to outrun Esmeralda.

MAGIC OR MADNESS is a wonderful novel from Justine Larbalestier, who's married to one of my favorite authors of all time, Scott Westerfeld. It's a fascinating story, and the way it's told is a little unconventional: some chapters are told in a first person point of view, in Reason's voice, and others are told in a third person limited point of view, from inside either Jay-Tee's or Tom's mind/5(13).

Magic or Madness Magic or Madness Trilogy, Book 1 Australian countryside, desperate not to be found by Reason's grandmother Esmeralda, a dangerous woman who believes in magic. But the moment Reason walks through Esmeralda's back door and finds herself on a New York City street, she's confronted by an unavoidable truth— magic is real.

Magic or Madness was mediocre. It wasn’t terrible, but it was far from great either. The best quality of the book is the magic system. Some people are born with the ability to use magic (it runs in families), but every time they use magic they shorten their life span, so most magic users die young – often around twenty.

The catch?/5(45). Get this from a library. Magic or madness. [Justine Larbalestier] -- Reason has lived for fiteen years in the outback with her mother, Sarafina. They're on the run from Reason's grandmother, Esmeralda who practices magic, and performs horrifying dark rituals.

Magic or Madness won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy—as the year's best book published in the US according to American speculative fiction writers. Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction won one of Australia's Ditmar Awards inthe William Atheling Jr.

Award for Criticism or Review [9] and Genre: Young adult fantasy. Magic or Madness. Winner Description: by Justine Larbalestier. Penguin/Razorbill, $ magic is real and runs in her genes as well and there is a terrible price to be paid for its use.

Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public): Magic or Madness.The Magic or Madness series, are me and my mum’s all time favourite books to read. We love them so much that we were outraged that Magic’s Child ended with an un-resolved ending. We both really hope that you will make another book or triliogy that will continue the story.