Welcome to book spotlight where instead of giving you another book review, I’m just going to talk about books I’ve read recently that I enjoyed. Prepare yourself for the fangirl gushing.
I am on a roll with requesting and reviewing YA contemporary books lately and I have no idea why. But Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks is so much fun. It’s the perfect fluffy contemporary romance to read during the summer. I love the focus on magic and Lia wanting to be a magician and to save her family’s legacy, and I love Beckett and all the drama of the Blackwell boys.
I appreciate how in-depth the magic side of things was. And I like how the between Lia and Beckett relationship played out. I don’t see a lot of YA books with characters that decide to wait before diving head first into a relationship or kissing or more just because they like each other. It made for an interesting dynamic between the two and gave the book some great romantic tension.
I also love the sister relationship and all the shenanigans they get up to getting revenge on Elliott. It was so bad but so fun at the same time. Lia is a fun protagonist and I like that she continually surprises people by what she does and likes.
There is a lot of teen drama in this book. I expect that in most YA books, but some of it felt a little over the top in this one. Because the rest of the story was so darn cute and full of such fun magic, I could let it slide. Plus, with the way everything ends in the final show, it’s practically perfect.