The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic — Review

August 28, 2013

I just finished reading The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.

With a title like that, how could I possibly resist?!

This book was certainly not what I expected (though in hindsight, I don’t really know what my expectations were). It was by turns fantastic, bizarre, and exhilarating.

I do think that “bizarre” might be the best word to describe The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic. The story takes a number of quite unexpected turns and after a while it’s just easier to sit back and enjoy the ride.

And what a ride it is. Nora, a PhD student, feels every aspect of her life stalling. When a rambling walk drops her into another world, a world with magic, she gets a glimpse of a glamorous life. But not everything with these new friends is as it appears and when the veil is lifted Nora will have to depend on a decidedly less glamorous friend and some new skills in order to survive.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic is enormously fun and well-written. You’ll breeze through reading it in no time.

Many readers will enjoy this book, but I believe that it will particularly appeal to certain, well, “thinking women,” who have a taste for the fantastic.

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2 Responses to “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic — Review”

  1. Cassie said

    I LOVED this book. SO MUCH. I couldn’t wait to read the next part so I definitely agree with your review.

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