Order of Seven by Beth Teliho (Book Review)

Order of SevenOrder of Seven by Beth Teliho
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bonus for real magic!

I finished this book several days ago. I had a lot of other things on my plate, full-time work and full-time school and the Tominator and Dream Girl who require care and feeding, and it had been an enjoyable read, so I gave it three stars for being a good companion for a day or two, and moved on to other things.

It stuck with me a little, though. This is not a high-action, high-tension book, but it still pulled me in and kept me turning the pages. At one point I found myself thinking, wow, this is a little young, until I remembered that it’s a YA book and it’s supposed to be “young.” Nice little budding romance, and I must say, the descriptions of Baron had me feeling like a dirty old woman at times. I enjoyed that.

Mostly, I would like to thank Ms. Teliho for writing a YA book without all the supernatural crap that plagues bookshelves these days. Nary a vampire or a werewolf or a zombie in sight. What we have instead is the supranatural, genuine metaphysics, including energy channeling and shaping, a bit of Reiki, auras, visions, prophecy, ancient civilizations, cool gods, and a wee bit of saving the planet, all with a positive bent and no gore. I don’t mind gore where gore belongs, but this was refreshing.

So, for real magic and one of the best covers I’ve seen in a while, I’m revising upward to four stars.


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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