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Title: Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic #1)
Author: Jen McConnel
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Synopsis: There comes a time in every witch's life when she must choose her path. Darlena's friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it's too late?
Daughter of Chaos is the first in the Red Magic paranormal YA trilogy.
Why?: I am always up for a good witch story, and this one sounds really interesting. A witch who chooses something that no other witch would choose? Chaos and mayhem and the power to control them? Plus the synopsis mentions Hecate, so I'm hoping for some mythology!
Expectations: Besides witches and magic and mythology, I'm not really sure what to expect. I'm really hoping for a fast paced story with a lot of character development and some excellent world building though.
Judging a book by its cover: I'm not really sure how I feel about this cover. It's dark and mysterious, but I don't think it would stand out amongst other YA Fantasy books. I think the girl's face on book covers is incredibly overdone, and I'm not convinced that I would pick up this book based solely on the cover.