Ruby review by CHint1211
by Amanda Burke
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fantasy
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Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Charlotte, NC, United States
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Ruby is a book about a girl named Ruby who has a gift. This gift is not one that she knew of for most of her life, only recently has her gift arisen in her. Ruby is special, her gift provides her with abilities beyond human capabilities.She was known as a witch. Ruby is a witch from one of the most powerful witching families in the world, the Sullivan clan. As a child, she and her grandmother would practice magic, but when her father found out, he took her and forced the grandmother to plant a spell that stops Ruby from using her powers. The grandmother had a different idea though, she put the spell on Ruby, but made it so that when she turned18, the spell would lift and Ruby would be able to use her powers again. Her father was a man who hated wizardry and witchdom, even though he himself was one, so he kept his identity as well as Ruby's own identity secret during the time she couldn't use her magic. Then one night, a few days after Ruby turned 18, Ruby's father was found with his insides cut out and his blood covering the wall. So now she must find her grandmother, and accept the truth of who she is. She must learn to control her magic and use it stop the evil that is threatening to destroy the world as we know it.It is up to Ruby and her cancer-ridden grandmother to perfect her abilities and accept her fate.


I loved this book! I loved it so much, I finished the whole thing in one day. It kept me intrigued with high action, but also wasn't too much. The book was amazing, but the prologue could be a little more interesting, I almost wanted to put the book down until I got to chapter one. The author could change the wording from old English to today's form of English because a lot of teens and young adults don't really know that form of English anymore. Other than that, I felt the book itself was spectacular and I hope the author writes a sequel. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wishes to read it. It will keep anyone intrigued, from  8- 100 years old.


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