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Reviewed by Daylin M. for Readers' Favorite
The Crystal Princess, written by Kimberly Norton, is an enticing story about Kelly, an eighteen-year-old girl who lives the perfect life, including having a superstar football player boyfriend. Then one day at school, she's abducted by her real family, her sisters and mother who are part of a witch's coven that Kelly knew nothing about. The story follows Kelly as she learns the ways of the witches and discovers that she is in fact being hunted by other witches who wish to have her powers. As long as Kelly can stay alive until midnight of All Hollow's Eve, she will become immortal. To make things even more complicated, she falls in love with a member of the Mi Wuk Indian tribe, which is very frowned upon by witches and the Indians. Kelly must use her powers to save her family from the evil witches and also save her true love.
The Crystal Princess is a very interesting story with many details about Kelly's life after she is abducted. I wish there had been a lot more about her life before the abduction, so we can see how different the two worlds are. Although a relatively short book, it was very fast paced and an exciting read. The love story worked well and added to the appeal. I would recommend this everyone 12 and older.