Sophie (courtesy of Goodreads) rated Old Magic 5 of 5 stars on June 19, 2014
This is probably the best book I have ever read – and I really read a lot. It’s not about the great writing style, but it’s about the feeling you get while reading it; it’s impossible to put down! You get so excited to read what will happen next, and you’re never disappointed. I love the relationships between the characters. She gives us exactly the information you want and makes it interesting and exciting. I also love the way she has presented the story and I highly admire how she writes in both Kate’s and Jared’s perspectives. It gives you perfect insight and understanding of the characters. I have read this book so many times, I can’t even keep count (you should see my copy of the book, it is falling apart), and I would love Curley to write a sequel because every time I finish it I’m left wanting more! A definite must-read!
My daughter has had this book in our family library since a book fair came to her school when she was in middle school. It’s been waiting patiently for about ten years now. She pulled it off the shelf and read it first. Then she hounded me to read it so I finally gave in. Did I ever tell you that she has never steered me wrong? Well, this was no exception. It started out like every other teenage angst novel. The unusual girl and the boy she is drawn to. But, what got me was it turned out to be a time-travel story. Kate and Jarrod had to go back to medieval time to stop a curse a sorcerer had put on his ancestors.
The chemistry between Kate and Jarrod is smokin hot.
If I had anything negative to say, it would be that Marianne Curley needed to write a sequel. It left it wide open for one. Hey, maybe we can get a petition together and present it to her. What do you say?
Solid 5 stars for Old Magic!
Em-em (courtesy of Goodreads) rated Old Magic 5 of 5 stars on April 7, 2011
Jarrod is the new kid in a small town but there is something different with this boy and Kate catches this the moment Jarrod steps inside the classroom. Jarrod is like Kate but different from Kate because he is unaware of his gift and is in denial about it. However, this new boy has a terrible secret; a curse that tears his family apart. And the only way to break this curse is to accept his gift and the help from Kate.This book is AMAZING. I never thought that I would love this book as much as I did. It was an exciting book. For a change the male character Jarrod is not the perfect kind of guy. He is somebody who is insecure and lacks confidence at the many parts of the story he is spineless while the female lead female character Kate is the confident one who is strong and sure of herself. The roles were switched here and there is non of those damsel in distress kind of thing if there is a damsel in distress the person is a he and he is Jarrod. The guy really needed confidence in a big dose. There were times that I hated him because no matter how many evidences that Kate presented to her he still doesn’t believe her. And the times that he blew Kate off I just want to crack his head. But the guy is really sweet and a loyal friend all he needed is just confidence.The part that I really love about the book is the part where they traveled to the Medieval era. This is the big turning point of the story. Jarrod is starting to grow up and develop self confidence to be able to fight Rhauk. Rhauk is really the definition of evil. Gosh!! I wanted to kill the guy myself. I have seen his kind of evil in movies but reading about it puts me on the edge. I was shouting and really frustrated. I wanted Rhauk to be killed. Oh he was so evil. I was always on the edge with this book. It is one of the exciting books I have read. Full of magic and witchcraft. Totally a different type of paranormal reading journey.
The book caught me off guard I never expected it to be this good. It was exciting and full of action. There was romance in it and friendship. I recommend this book to everyone.
There NEEDS to be a sequel to this book! I do not like to re-read books and this was the one book that I found needing to re-read and loving it each time I read it. It’s been years now and I found it back at my parents’ place. I went to check if there was a sequel! Please write a sequel! ❤
Thanks for your sharing your thoughts on Old Magic. I have not written a sequel to Old Magic because at the time I felt that Jarrod and Kate were happy, together, and had resolved all their difficulties. I hope this helps.