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Review of Cryptic Magic

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[Following is an official review of "Cryptic Magic" by Lily Skyy.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Eighteen-year-old Kinza has her life planned out and is eagerly starting her first year working on her bachelor's degree in Human Services at National Louis. Helping less fortunate people was her goal in life. When Kinza was eight years old, her parents were murdered, and the murderer was never found. Kinza is a selfless girl who helps her grandmother by working part-time for a cleaning service. After being followed home by a hooded figure, she has a recurring nightmare of being chased by warriors covered in red paint. She wakes up to a man reaching for her, a bright white light, and her home explodes. Her grandmother tells her she needs to run because they are after her. She is captured by Zaid, who is from a parallel existence known as Rhapta, and he tells her that she has to stand trial for her crimes. What crimes has Kinza committed? Where exactly is Rhapta? Will Zaid hurt her? How did Kinza's grandmother know they were after her?

Cryptic Magic by Lily Skyy is the first book in The Hidden Prophecy series. Lily Skyy has done an amazing job developing the characters with descriptions like "pimply-nosed cashier." I could visualize the inhabitants of Lake Michigan and the parallel universe of Rhapta. I could imagine the portals and blood sacrifices. One lesson I pulled from this book is that people are not impressed with influential people; they are impressed with money, status, and reputation. The plot flowed smoothly between the past and present scenes. Although unusual terms are described in the book's narrative, Ms. Skyy included a Glossary of Terms at the end of the book to aid readers if they get confused.

There was nothing I disliked about this book. This book is neatly polished, well written, and has been edited by a professional editor. I only found a couple of errors in this book.

Due to the positive aspects outlined above, I gladly give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I have no reason to give this book fewer stars because it is almost flawless. The cliffhanger ending makes me want to read more, and I eagerly await the next book in the series to see how things unfold. If I write more about the ending, I will give away a spoiler and ruin the book for other readers.

I recommend this book to young adults and readers who enjoy fantasy and science fiction that involve prophecies, blood magic, and supernatural beings. If borderline profanity triggers you, you may want to avoid this book.

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I really like sci-gi fantasy. Parallel universes have become one of my favorite things. I am really interested in what Kinza has allegedly done wrong and how the situation is resolved. Thanks for the review.
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Wow! A story on parallel universe? Seems interesting. Would like to know Kinzas fate. Awesome review.
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Post by Ghuddie »

Kinza's selflessness endears her to me. This story sounds like it'll be a riveting one. Great review.
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Post by Badmusjamiu44 »

Dedication and selflessness is the key that make this book so interesting. This is actually a great review
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The author was very thoughtful in her writing. It's different writing to impress and actually wanting your readers to understand everything. Her descriptions and vivid writing really made me flow with her, then the glossary. Thanks for the review.
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Kinza is a charming personality. Great storyline, awesome review.
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Post by Karylle642009 »

Wow a parallel universe it's really my thing it will suit for a young adults and people who like fantasy. Nice review
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Post by katerina_12 »

The title of book intrigued me. I love science-fiction so Maybe I will give this one a try. Thanks for your review!
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Post by Use2alone »

I wonder what the next will occur in this story. It sounds cool and a little confusing, maybe. However, this book deserves to be read.
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Post by QualityAndQuantity »

The plot of the book seems quite interesting. Kinza has to face difficulties she doesn't even know about, how is she gonna face them I'm curious to know. Wonderful review.
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Post by Janelydia Mwangi »

The review is so captivating you wish the book was next to you and grab it. The frequent dreams of being chased focus on Kinza's fear that lay in her subconsious. i would like to know how she solves this and if she achieves her dreams of helping the needy after attaining her degree.
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Post by Sia P »

I'm quite curious now as to what crimes Kinza committed. I can't seem to stay away from books with cliffhangers, therefore this one will be added to my collection. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review!
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Post by Adaeze Joan »

It's been a while I read any book about magic. I would really love to read this one, it seems interesting. Nice job on the review.
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