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Magic Hour Brian Rowe


Henry Crest knows magic, having grown up with a famous magician for a father. But while he enjoys performing the occasional card trick, he wishes he could use magic to repair his complicated love life. For all of high school, Henry has been infatuated with Donavin Daniels, the dashing school jock, but he’s dealt a major blow when Donavin proposes to his longtime girlfriend, Maberly.

And then—the real crisis happens. At the wedding, Henry snaps his fingers in a moment of total rage, and accidentally makes the bride and groom vanish in front of all the guests.

Henry is terrified of his newfound power, but all he can focus on is making the couple reappear before he gets in serious trouble. And who better to turn to for help than his own father, who reveals a dark truth about the Crest family that Henry never could have predicted.


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6 comments on "Magic Hour"

caralin on April 11, 2017, 4:03 p.m. said:


I really liked this plot, it was creative and unlike anything I've read. Overall, I thought it was strong, but I really think the characters' relationships need to be established better. The only one that felt true to what the characters did was Henry and Chloe, every other of Henry's relationships (Donavin, Maberly, his parents) felt like things happened out of the blue. Even his parents' vow renewal at the end felt random, it was cute, but you didn't really show why that would be happening.

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It's Me, Unfortunately on March 1, 2017, 8:50 a.m. said:

It's Me, Unfortunately

Woaaaah. Twenty minutes in and its been a fucking rollercoaster. I swear to god, I thought that performance was real, I stood up so quick like "oohhhhhhhh shit" yknow? Gave me real anxiety. You have to be doing something right if this book is making my heart race

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Karah Rachelle on Jan. 31, 2017, 4:40 p.m. said:

Karah Rachelle

I love the concept of this book!

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Ariannel on Jan. 26, 2017, 8:52 p.m. said:


Well-written. Funny. Honestly, some of it was just a little crude for me, so I feel bad giving it a three rating for something that is a matter of taste, but there it is.

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Bumblebee123 on Jan. 25, 2017, 4:42 p.m. said:


I really liked the ending. I feel like there could have been more magic since the the book is titled Magic Hour. At the beginning I wasn't sure at first if it was Evelyn or her sister who was getting married. I'm so glad you got rid of Donavin, though!

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KDA on Jan. 12, 2017, 9:40 a.m. said:


I like a lot of the elements of this story, but I feel like it needs to be taken apart and put back together differently. The really interesting parts of the story are centered around the magic and the family secret, but we don't get to that stuff until the book is half over. We spend a lot of time hearing about the more superficial aspects of the characters, like how they look and who their crushes are. I would like to see deeper development of the main characters, especially the narrator, instead. Because of this lack of development, I found myself not buying some of the actions and motivations that propel the plot.

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