Title: How I Magically Messed Up My Life In Four Freakin' Days
Author: Megan O'Russell
Category/genre: Young Adult Fantasy
My Star Rating: 4/5
Ever wanted to grow a five-story tall flower in central park? How about fight a deadly battle under the subway tunnels of Manhattan?
Don't worry. I never wanted to either. But if you're ever being chased by ladies made of mist and you have to save the girl with the sparkly eyes you've never had the guts to say actual words to, there's an app for that.
I found a magic cell phone, opened an app I shouldn't have, burned down the set shop for my high school's theatre, and it was all downhill from there. A drag queen seer who lives under a bridge is my only hope for keeping my mom alive, and I think the cops might be after me for destroying my dad's penthouse.
But it gets better! Now I'm stuck being the sidekick to the guy who got me into this mess in the first place. It'll be a miracle if I survive until Monday.
This was such a fun, relevant book for all the socially awkward kids out there! I was one of them back *mumbles* years ago, so I get the need to believe that one day you're going to wake up and be the star of your own story. The hero, Bryant Adams, gets that chance when he finds a magical cell phone that only works for magical special folk and -to his surprise- he is one! I loved how the girl he's had had is eye on forever just happens to get pulled into the mess so she gets a chance to see just how special he really is... really, every weird-teen's fantasy, isn't it? The style of story-telling is unique and entertaining. Very comical and sarcastic, which for a young adult book is perfect. I do feel, however, that this would've been better with slightly younger characters. It read a little borderline middle school/high school to me instead of 17ish, where the heroine should be a tad more mature.
**I received a complimentary copy by the publisher and voluntarily offered a honest review**