From the award winning, bestselling Australian author Marianne Curley, comes a story that lives in the hearts of readers everywhere. A classic that was first published in the year 2000 and is still enthralling young adults and older readers around the world.
Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn’t know why.
Jarrod is the clumsy new boy at school that Kate can’t take her eyes off, and it’s not just because he has amazing eyes, but because she senses something different about him, and when he inadvertently blows up the classroom, she knows exactly what it is. He has powers like her, except he doesn’t know it and Kate sets out to show him. On their journey of discovery Kate learns Jarrod has an ancient curse on his family that will keep hurting his little brother and parents if they don’t do something to remove it.
What People Have Said
A lovely story of mystery, adventure and romance – all three rolled into one . . . This story is very captivating and is a real page turner – Herbie UK
A great book that really does draw you into the story, one of my all time favourite books that first got me into reading – David CB UK
I read it when I was 14 in Spanish and I was thrilled to find it in e-book in English. It is a teen story but I enjoyed every page again – Baralsol Spain
This is still one of my favorite books. I loved it as a kid. It still has that great amount of magic and human elements . . . This is a definite read that I will always recommend. Even now as an adult – Aacire USA
This book is one of my favorite childhood reads. It’s just fun for me and I’m glad I found it all those years ago. It is one of my go to books when I want to re-read something. I wish there was a sequel – B Nelson USA
One of my favorite books so glad I finally found it and own it again – H King USA
I loved the writing, told in alternating chapters, is fresh and vivid. I’ve read Marianne Curley’s other books and loved them just as much as this one. Her writing is so visual I feel as if I am right there with the characters, and every chapter unfolds like a scene in a movie – Magic Girl USA
I love this book. I have seriously read it about 20 times. I first read it a freshman in high school, and today at the age of 25 I still go back and read it . . . all around best book I have ever read. I even read it to my daughter – L Pardue USA
Kate and Jarrod go on an epic adventure. Witches, sorcerers and old magic combine in a delightful story about a pair of youth finding themselves and love – M D Cornish USA
Old Magic never gets old! It’s one of those books I can read over and over again and never get tired of. The way she writes . . . I love it – C Fergusson USA