Publisher - Self Published
Release Date - September 30th, 2011
Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.
Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return.
*A review copy was provided by the Author for honest review*
When I first read the synopsis I knew that this would be something that I would enjoy, it had me at "Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations". I was instantly drawn in once I started reading it. This was something that I hadn’t read before and I loved the story line. There was mythology in there but nothing that threw me off or drew away from the story for me (basically if you’re like me with barely any mythology behind you, you’ll still get this book!)
Madeleine "Maddy" is a mute who has to be tied to her bed every night to not escape her home, she hears a voice calling to her every night and cannot fight nor disobey it. Every night she fights her brother, Marcus, to go to the voice. One night Marcus unties her and cast her out with just their father's coat, pen and notepad, and a necklace. Maddy quickly runs in the direction of the voice that is and has been calling to her and what she finds is not a boy or man but a stag. A talking stag that not only she can hear but he is the only one who can hear her.
Jodi has created this magical world where gods, titans, magic, and the titans "puppets" as they are called all live together. I loved learning the history of Maddy, her past, and what she has the potential of doing, which by the way is alot! Everyone knows what Maddy is capable of so now she must figure out who she should trust, who is really on her side, and who is using her for their own purpose. She may not have a heart or soul but the choices that she makes sure makes it seem like she does.
The plot was paced perfectly, not getting too much information at once and all the questions that I had were all answered throughout the book leaving me nothing but satisfaction. There was action and love in all the right places. I never saw what was coming next and the ending left me in shock (good, not bad). Every major decision in Titan Magic was done out of love. I was so wrapped into this story I got through it in just hours and found myself being pulled back to it each time that I would try to put it down (yep, even when I was quarantined in my room and felt like death). If you haven't picked this up, it's a must read.