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Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn’t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn’s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn’t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she’s known that a relationship with him isn’t without its risks, but as anyone who’s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you’ll wish he’d never leave.

“I wasn’t doing magic, but I was in it, surrounded on all sides by incredible, beautiful things. It made me feel like a wizard even though I wasn’t one, even though I never could be one.”

My Review:

I absolutely adored this book! First off, Weylyn has my heart. He’s a boy who lost his parents and went to live with wolves. He has such a positive, sweet temperament that I just loved!! Then there is Mary aka Mary Jane and she is intelligent, fierce, and adventurous. And I mustn’t forget Lydia because she is my favorite character! She’s witty, smart, kind, and down-to-Earth.

This is a fantastic debut novel with a pinch of magical realism. It’s lovely, sweet, and whimsical. The writing style made the book fast-paced, fun to read, and the ending was perfect. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming, magical tale!

I rate this book 4 / 5 stars!

One of my favorite parts in the book featured To Kill a Mockingbird – one of the many things that made this book so endearing.

Thank you to my lovely friend Christine for buddy reading this with me!

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