Nov 04 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Paranormal, Review, Young Adult / Leave a Comment


Catherine Daly has an unusual talent. By day she works for a printer. But by night, she awakens the dead for a few precious moments with loved ones seeking a final goodbye. But this magic comes with a price: for every hour that a ghost is brought back, Catherine loses an hour from her own life.

When Catherine is given the unusual task of collecting a timepiece from an old grave, she is sure that the mysterious item must contain some kind of enchantment. So she enlists Guy Nolan, the watchmaker’s son, to help her dig it up. But instead of a timepiece, they find a surprise: the body of a teenage boy. And as they watch, he comes back to life—not as the pale imitation that Catherine can conjure, but as a living, breathing boy. A boy with no memory of his past.

This magic is more powerful than any Catherine has ever encountered, and revealing it brings dangerous enemies. Catherine and Guy must race to unravel the connection between the missing timepiece and the undead boy. For this mysterious magic could mean the difference between life and death—for all of them.



Kelly Powell has a bachelor’s degree in history and book and media studies from the University of Toronto. She currently lives in Ontario. She is the author of Songs from the Deep and Magic Dark and Strange. Visit her online at or on Twitter @KellyCPowell.



Review of Magic Dark and Strange

Review (4.5 Stars): I love supernatural stories and Magic Dark and Strange had me on the edge of my seat.  Catherine has an amazing talent and uses it to help people say their final goodbyes. The only thing is, Catherine loses a little bit of herself each time she does this.  When she has to get a timepiece from a grave and finds an unexpected surprise, she must figure out the pieces before it is too late.

This story was so magical and well-written that I lost track of them.  Catherine is a wonderful character and you could see that she was willing to do whatever it takes to make things right.  This book is one of my favorites this year.


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