Spells and Sorcery: A Clean Young Adult Urban Fantasy Novel

· Lexie Carrigan Chronicles Book 1 · Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
5 reviews

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From bestselling author S. Usher Evans comes the first book in a young adult clean contemporary fantasy series filled with magical hijinks and mystery. Fans of Tamora Pierce and Sabrina the Teenaged Witch will get caught up in this brilliant series about a supposedly normal teenager who discovers she's magicaland that's just the start of her problems.

Lexie Carrigan thought she was a normal, if perhaps a little nerdy, teen. But on her fifteenth birthday, she discovers she's magical. 


Now the girl obsessed with history books is blowing up her nightstand and wreaking havoc at school. But her Aunt Jeanie and sisters are of little help. They expect her to just "understand" how to use her newfound powers and seem determined to keep her in the dark about nearly everything else - including why they kept this giant secret. 

So when Gavon, an older, magical man, shows up with all the right answers, Lexie begs him to teach her everything he knows. But the more Lexie learns about just how unique her magic is, the more she begins to wonder if Gavon's appearance wasn't so happenstance—and if he's hiding secrets of his own. 

One thing's for sure: Being magical might just be the most normal thing about her .

Spells and Sorcery is the first book in the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, a contemporary clean young adult fantasy series about a teenaged witch, her dysfunctional family, and the mysterious magical man who's appearance is anything but convenient. 

Series Order: 

Spells and Sorcery

Magic and Mayhem

Dawn and Devilry

Illusion and Indemnity

Praise for Spells and Sorcery 

"I've read a few of S. Usher's books, and, honestly, I think YA is where she shines." ★★★★★

"This story with it’s mixing of teenage angst and magic discovery does it all perfectly." ★★★★★

"It keeps you guessing until things finally fall into place." ★★★★★

"A page turner for sure." ★★★★★

"[Lexie's] a very real girl with very real problems, when whomp! she has to figure out how not to screw up with magic as well." ★★★★★

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5 reviews
Chelsea Coates
October 23, 2018
After DNFing this book at first, I knew I’d eventually go back and give it another shot. It just wasn’t the right time for me to read it. I’m glad I brought it with me on my trip though because it’s one of those easy to read books that fit with all my running around. I like Lexie. I feel like she could be a younger me. Yes she’s immature and doesn’t think things through. Name me a teenager that does. I’ll wait. She fits the book perfectly and that’s all that really matters. Her family though. Oh man. They drove me insane. I hated how in the dark even we were as readers let alone Lexie herself. Their reasoning made no sense to me and I hated not having any idea what was going on. Sure I had my guesses but I needed a confirmation at some points. The plot was fun and went by really quick. I like being able to read a book fast like I did with this one. No unnecessary drama thankfully. This book didn’t need fillers and side plots. It stood just fine on its own.
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A Google user
November 6, 2018
It was really good but then there was an error in the book so I can't read it any more
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Theresa Snyder
October 23, 2018
I can't tell you how many times I would have given anything to be told "You have magic"!! That is what happens to Lexie! I am so jealous! Lexie finds this out the day before her 15th birthday. Getting told this out of the blue and to have a million questions with no answers makes for an interesting story. Typical teen rebellion happens! This was a fun book, Lexie is just frustrated, her aunt and sister are no help at all. Then she meets a Gavin who is willing to help her. But is he really helping her? That said, a lot of chaos happens - we are talking about a teen after all! As usual, there is something about S. Usher Evans books that just suck me in and I don't stop until I reach the end of the book!!! Looking forward to more adventures with Lexie!!!
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