Old MagicMarianne Curley
fantasy, young adult
Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn't know why.
The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom.
Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey - one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.
Marianne Curley (born 1959) is an Australian author. She was born in Windsor, New South Wales, and lived on a property hugging the Hawkesbury River until a flood washed away the family home and all their belongings. She can still remember coming home from school with her older brothers and sister, dropping bags on the back verandah and racing each other for the river. Her brothers always won and proceeded to try and drown both her and her sister. The family moved to a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney, and with no close neighbours.
Marianne soon discovered her love of books, becoming a school librarian at the age of nine. Her first job was a secretary for a solicitor in a government legal department, where