"a "magical" chick lit read"
What would you do if you saw someone with fairy wings, or
dwarf ears? Or what about that gargoyle that keeps
appearing and disappearing on the church roof? Well Katie
Chandler is starting to wonder if her job with Mimi
the "monster" is really getting to her and she's about to
suffer a nervous breakdown.
Katie Chandler is a Texan farm girl come to New York to
make it on her own. She finds that "illusion" often
outweighs real life experience in the mundane world of
advertising, and that a prestigious MBA does not equate
with common sense, a good work ethic, or actual real world
experience. It's this dissatisfaction with her job that
leads her, in desperation, to accept the email initiation
for a "life changing job opportunity" with MSI Inc, Magic,
Spells and Illusions, Inc.
Now this is a job where "illusion" is a reality and Katie
is a highly valued commodity as a magical null.
Her "talent" is in her complete and total inability
to "see" or be affected by magic. Now her boss really is
an "ogre" and she's working with a gorgeous, but shy
wizard. Her abilities allow her to detect spells and see
through illusions, allowing her to see invisible bad guys,
fake books, hidden clauses and objects. It's her ordinary
common sense that brings a fresh perspective to people who
can just wave their hands and have things appear. Her
previously "ordinary" world is now peopled with winged
fairy's, frog princes, elves, gargoyles, good and evil
wizards and she's in a battle to help save the world from
dark spells and live happily ever after.
This is a highly entertaining read, laugh out loud funny
in spots, ironic, sweet and touching. I would class it as
a "magical" chick lit read. I even hope that Shanna
Swendson writes more in Katie's world and would recommend
it without hesitation to anyone enjoys humor and the
Reviewed by Leola Brooks
Posted December 4, 2006
Hex and the City.....
DON'T MESS WITH HEXES
Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help.
Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor's contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.
She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it's up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and - hopefully - live happily ever after.