Book Review: the Magik Collector by: Colleen Colletti

Publisher: Colleen Colletti

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: The magical Realm of Lameere, once prosperous and just, has fallen under the evil rule of Queen Ayanna. Now it is a land filled with depression and poverty.... a place where magic is being stolen and freedoms have been unknowingly taken. Out of this totalitarian nightmare comes the story of Faye and Declan Willows, siblings who discover that life as they know it is a lie and in the blink of an eye their world is changed forever.

When the siblings learn that they are Magiks, a race of supernatural beings who have incredible powers, they are pulled down two very different paths. Seventeen year old Faye, a quiet but seemingly ordinary high school girl, finds herself orphaned and sent to Pembleton Sanitarium in the Realm of Lameere. A prisoner in this new world, she is told that her incredible powers are the very thing that could kill her. But when she discovers one of the government's biggest secrets, Faye decides to act on her own terms and forms a meaningful alliance.

Declan, Faye's older brother, joins the Resistance, a group determined to destroy Ayanna. Charged with the task of working undercover and posing as one of Ayanna's Council members, Declan will try to bring down the Queen's corrupt government. But when he learns that his sister has been taken to Pembleton, he is willing to do anything to protect her. 

Will Faye's powers ultimately lead to her death? Will Declan succeed or will Ayanna learn of his treachery and condemn him to an unimaginable punishment? The siblings have entered into a dangerous world where the government controls everything and defiance means death. The Magik Collector takes readers on a wild ride that they will not want to end.

Review: When we first meet Faye, she’s an ordinary teenager who has recently lost her family. Her uncle takes her to the Pembleton Sanitarium in the realm of Lameere. None of this makes sense to Faye, but she’s quickly learning her entire life is a lie. She is a Magik, one of the many supernatural beings who hold incredible power which is irresistible to the evil Queen Ayanna. THE MAGIK COLLECTOR is a classic tale of good versus evil and a girl on a journey to discover herself, her world, and her power. Faye is a dynamic character who has to mature quickly, not only into her powers but also into her familial responsibilities. I enjoyed the author showing readers how Queen Ayanna came to be; her evolution from carefree child to megalomaniacal ruler. THE MAGIK COLLECTOR is an engrossing story with a lot of twists to keep readers engaged.

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