Hmmm… I came across an article that mentioned the magic in this series was actually a metaphor for girls coming into their own powers. Whether the author intended it to be taken that way or not, I found the book less random when I read with that in mind. Although, whenever the thought slipped my mind, I kept asking why after each scene! There is a certain randomness to it all that I didn’t like.
It might be that I was never able to connect with the characters that made me feel this way. The fact is that the protagonists were written to act their age and not as noble versions of themselves. So, they didn’t just use their powers for the greater good. They were selfish and materialistic, which is how we are most of the time. They shirked their responsibilities and delayed taking difficult decisions for as long as they could. Again, a very human thing to do.
Or, it could be because the main character was a headstrong girl who didn’t want to believe what was right in front of her eyes. We all do that, so why did it bother me so much to read about it?
What I did love were the parts when the MC decided to set things right and gave her stuffy brother a piece of her mind.
To sum up, I didn’t like this book because it felt too real. Lol