I absolutely loved The Best Kind of Magic and have been gazing longly at The Sweetest Kind of Fate on my bookshelf for months, saving it for a time when I really needed it. And that time finally came.
I absolutely love Amber Sand and the fun world that Cestari has created. When I met her for the launch of the first book, I said to her, “Everyone has been describing it as Buffy meets Gilmore Girls but it is really more Buffy meets Veronica Mars” to which she very much agreed with me. This book had both Veronica Mars and Buffy references and my heart was so incredibly happy.
This book is filled with some much humor while also dealing with heavier topics. She looks into the complexity of what makes a person, not allowing any character to fall into a terrible stereotype. (She made me like Ivy, which I didn’t think was possible after the first book.) I love living in Chicago but reading these books makes me wish that I could live in Amber’s magical Chicago.
These books are so great. I love them so much and need more of them in my life.
I have been lucky enough to host both of Crystal’s launch parties and she is just the greatest. Really, read these books. And, if you are in Chicago, come see her and many other awesome YA authors at the Chicago Young Adult Book Festival on April 14th!