Wednesday, April 14, 2010


by Amy Brecount White

Summary (via Goodreads):
When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn't so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don't always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she's soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.

An intriguing new book about a paranormal ability that involves no monsters just the power of magic. This book was a breath of fresh air from everything violent in paranormal fantasy novels. Not that I don't enjoy those types of books, but I absolutely loved the premise of this book - the magic that the flowers contained and how it could be used to help others.

Laurel is an every day girl - trying to fit in at a new school and letting her newfound power become manipulated by the swarms of girls that want a little extra luck at love and romance. I like the different flowers and how some are more overpowering than others. The concept of this novel was really different and really stood out to me.

5/5 Roses

Book read via Around the World Tours

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  1. Great review! I have this book in my TBR pile. Hope to get to it soon :)

  2. I like that idea too! It is going on my goodreads TBR shelf!

  3. This sounds like a lovely and unique novel. Thanks for the terrific review.

  4. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. Glad you liked it too.

  5. Great review. I'm going to read this book for a tour and I cannot wait to read it! Sounds very good, a bit different from the usual.

  6. I'm glad to see you liked it. Might grab the book someday. :)



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