For the first time in her life, Becky had hopes of fulfilling her own dreams when Blaine Winters inexplicably arrived into her quiet life, teasing her with astounding possibilities she never thought imaginable. Not only did he reveal that magic was indeed real, but he also stirred feelings in her that she had only read about in clichéd romance novels. But just as quickly as he appeared, he was gone. Then Becky’s life was turned upside down by a family emergency. With the overwhelming demands of running an elite law firm as well as her ex becoming more of a threat each day, she didn't have time for whimsical thoughts or personal exploration anyway.
Now that Blaine has mysteriously disappeared from her life, she can put her family first and focus on what she needs to do. If only it were that easy. Blaine may be gone and all of Becky’s little girl dreams of a world filled with magic with him, but that doesn't mean all’s forgotten. Nightmares are plaguing her, someone is watching her, and there are powers within her that she can’t seem to control.
Will Becky finally get her chance at magic after all, even if she doesn't want it?
I loved Magic Unfolds. I did not have too high of expectations because the first installment, Illusions Begin left me disappointed and wanting more. While I wanted the first book to be shorter, I craved for Magic Unfolds to be longer, a never ending cycle in the book worm world.
The relationships that N.L. Greene builds are really what makes the book special. Becky and her relationships are built and destroyed, over and over again, highlighting her personality traits and perseverance. The love interests and friends she makes are so quickly taken away each time, and none of them have come back yet.
The only part that frustrated me, besides the cliff hanger ending, was the whole Ethan plot. He clearly likes her and she clearly is trying to friend zone him but he does not seem to get it. I wish that it became clear to him in this book because I don’t like the possibility of an unnecessary love triangle building with Becky, Ethan and Blaine.
Everything else aside, I think Becky is a great role model. She stuck up for herself against a man who was trying to take advantage of her in more than one way. It is a great example and role model for someone reading this book to see because it shows Becky standing up for herself and taking the necessary steps to get Lance out of her life.
The ending, really, it could be classified as torture. A true cliff hanger that left me not only angry but extremely eager to read the next installment, which better be out soon because I need to know what happens.
Reviewed by Rachel Keane
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 4/10/2014