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September 16, 2015

Review: Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske

by Claire Rees

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In Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske, Shannon's mother dies early and she is sent to live with her estranged father she thinks that life cannot get any worse. But she was  wrong. There is something very wrong with the staff and the house. Something dark and sinister.

She is terrified to live in the house with only one friend, Simon who seems to be owned by her father and unable to help her even if he really wanted to and she feels defeated. She thinks about running away but then out in the woods she meets a boy who looks exactly like her. Her twin brother Ian that she never knew existed.

He explains that her father is becoming a demon and that she is a powerful witch. Their mother left Ian with their father but took Shannon with her and was supposed to be teaching her all about witchcraft but Shannon always thought that her mother was a normal boring mother and knew nothing about magic.

The problem is that they never know from one day to the next whether their father will still be human when they wake up or if he would have turned demon bent on destroying them. Combining her powers with Ian's they are a force to be reckoned with and maybe together they can save their father's soul.

Black Diamond was very good. The characters were written well, and although young they work well together. The story line was good and well thought out. My favorite part was having the spells written out at the end of the book.

I recommend this to all who love a good bit of good magic and dark magic with witches and demons, where good versus evil.

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Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (240 pages)
published: January 2013 by Rogue House
ISBN13: 9781291301458

genres: fantasy, fairy tale, 
target audience: young adult
read: September 2015

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