Contest Sticky

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Review : Random Magic by Sasha Soren

Title : Random Magic
Author : Sasha Soren

Publisher : Beach Books
Genre : Fantasy
ISBN : 978-0979777417
Series : Stand Alone
Release Date : January 1, 2010
Rating : 5/5 - Loved It.

Description from Amazon :

When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes. Along the way he meets Winny Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan. Such as it is. Henry and Winny brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Struths, and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

Trailer :

Review :

Henry Witherspoon is just your run of the mill boy. He's never really done anything truly exciting, until the day he meets Professor Random. He thinks that the old professor is truly crazy, and humors his tantrums about the missing Alice of Alice in Wonderland. Truly a character in a book could not go missing. That sure goes to show what Henry knows...

When Henry first arrives inside of the book he's been transported to he's certain that it can't be happening. There is just too many strange things and people, including Winny Flapjack, the doodle witch. If not for Winny, Henry would be lost, as she will not only become his friend but his tour guide of this strange and magical world. She introduces Henry to many new people and creatures such as, whatwolves (what?) yes!, vampires, Muses, and a nine-dimensional cat.

The world that Sasha Soren has created in Random Magic is completely and utterly engrossing. At times I had an extremely hard time peeling my eyes away from the pages. I was a little surprised at how much I enjoyed the story, because the randomness of Alice in Wonderland always confused me and I would soon get bored. I had no troubles reading this novel, although it was just as random as the classic. I enjoyed the randomness, and found myself laughing out loud during some moments in the story.
While this novel is completely random and silly, it also has it's moments of suspense and at times it was even sad. I loved how this novel gave me a little bit of every emotion all packed into one. I'm really interested in reading more from Sasha Soren in the future, because by the looks of it, she has quite the imagination. I would highly recommend this book to those of you out there that enjoy the story of Alice in Wonderland, and want to read a new twist on the story.

I also want to point out that I absolutly love the cover of this novel. I think the cover model has a striking resemblance to Nicole Kidman, and I love the added color. I will most definitely be ordering my own copy for keeps.

Where did I get this book?

This book was circulated amongst many bloggers during a blog tour. The book/s were supplied by the author in exchange for our honest reviews.

Amazon Associates :

Clicking on cover images and links in this review will relocate you to If you choose to purchase something upon clicking these links I will receive a small percentage from the sales.


C. Pinheiro said...

Is that Nicole Kidman on the cover?

Unknown said...

People are really obsessing with what is on the cover. Random. But perhaps that is the point.
Anyhow, great review, I can see you really enjoyed it. I liked the whatwolves too.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Great review! I liked how you said you couldn't peel your eyes away, that's when you know you have a good one!

The trailer is cute too.

Unknown said...

LOL... Everytime I see that cover I think Nicole Kidman as well! Looking forward to reading this one!

nybookcafe said...

LOL... Everytime I see that cover I think Nicole Kidman as well! Looking forward to reading this one!

Nishant said...

I liked the whatwolves too.

Work from home India

Ormitamedia Online said...

Real Estate - Excavation - Woman - Technology - Jersey - Cakes