Publication Date: December 18, 2013
Origins: From Author for Review
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Synopsis: Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.
Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return.
Series: Titan Magic (1), Titan Magic: Body and Soul (2)
Review: Madeleine Lavoie has only her brother and mother since her father died. She remains hidden from the world, never speaking, called Mute Maddy or Mad Maddy. Yet her inability to speak isn’t by choice and she hears someone calling out to her in her mind. When her brother kicks her out, she must discover the source of the voice and her own destiny. TITAN MAGIC is based on an ancient and unusual premise, written for a YA audience and even adult readers. I felt for Maddy, not knowing who she was or why she is the way she is, journeying to discover the truth about herself and the situation she finds herself in. A pawn of many factions, Maddy doesn’t know who to turn to. My favorite characters were Maddy and Will, but I also felt deeply for Marcus by the end of the story. TITAN MAGIC is beautifully written with delicately intricate world-building and authentic characters.