The Girl Without Magic by Megan O'Russell

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Author Megan O'Russell
Title The Girl Without Magic 
Series The Chronicles of Maggie Trent, #1
Published January 9th 2018 by Curiosity Quills Press
Genre paranormal, ya, magic

Number of pages 231


Received from Xpresso book tours


Death would have been easier, but the Siren wasn’t through with her.

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Trent fell out of a battle and into the Siren’s Realm, a land where secrets hide in the shadows and pleasure comes at a price Maggie is unwilling to pay. 

The time for the Siren’s reckoning has come, sweeping away all she deems unworthy to live in her realm. Those without magic are hunted by the Siren. Those with magic are hunted by the Stricken. Fighting or hiding seem necessary to survive. But there is a different way. 

Bertrand Wayland, unaging and unrelenting in his determination for Maggie to accept her fate, slips in and out through the stitches that bind the Siren’s Realm to other worlds, gaining magic and having glorious adventures. When Maggie follows Bertrand out of the Siren’s Realm, seeking an adventure of her own, she finds instead a world of magic on the eve of war. To save innocent lives Maggie risks her heart, her life, and her only chance of returning to the Siren’s Realm.


Maggie live on Earth, where not everyone has magic. In the middle of the battle she is fell into something and woke in a tent. She is convinced that she died, as she slowly discovers new world, she stumbled on. Instead of dyeing, she was pulled in Siren's Realm, where everything is controlled by the Siren and paid with magic. The magic goes from you, until you have nothing left. 

Maggie lies about having magic and tries to survive without. She is determined to find a way back home, to her friends.

After talking with Bertrand, she figures out, that there is a way out and she decides to follow him on his adventure. They stumble on new world, full of magic and interesting people. They gain their trust and offer help in their war. 

I love the world created and the story line. Pace is slow at first, after about half of the book, it runs much faster. The book wasn't gripping from the first page, it took some time, to pull me in. 

I love the dynamic between Bertrand and Maggie. They have a bit of Sherlock Holmes/Watson or Eragon/Brom kind of relationship. :)

My favourite thing about the story was defiantly the magic, entire new take on parallel words and magical system.

I look forward to reading more about  Maggie's adventures.

Happy reading,




  1. The magic aspect sounds intriguing and very well written! Great review! :)


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