Book Review: Cross the Hall Magic by C.V. GUYER

  • Published: 25/12/2017
  • 237 pages
  • Format: Kindle
  • Rating: Star_rating_4_of_5

Magic is all around. You just have to believe.

Do you believe?

“Life is too short to be cynical. So smile, dare to believe and leave the door open for Magic.”

I live by those words. I’ve searched the world for answers to questions that only seem to lead to more questions. Imagine my surprise when I discover Magic right across the hall… wearing nothing but an apron and a smile…

I’m Laney Evans, and I believe in Magic. 

“The secret ingredient is always Magic.”

I’ve lived my whole life with Magic surrounded by a wacky, prank crazed, magical family. I thought I had the recipe for happiness all spelled out until I caught sight of Laney Evans, and now I know that the best is yet to come!

I’m Max Cross, and I believe in love at first sight. (I’m not a creeper, damn it.)


What seemed like a typical ‘guy falls in love with a girl’ kind of story turned out to be just a bit more. Unexpectedly funny and light, my first YA comedy story I’ve read, definitely had me giggling with characters.

Story evolves around two characters, both very different but both believing in magic and supernatural. Max being a magician with a real magic powers, can WOW an audience and own them by his charming spells and funny personality, what he can’t do is approach a girl he liked from the first moment he laid his eyes on her. Laney being just little crazy, obviously parcels and books obsessed ball of energy, noticing sexy neighbour guy but never making the first step either. Until one of her precious parcels gets lost and she is forced to go knocking on neighbour’s doors. And here it starts, the wall of shyness and reserve is broken and fun really begins. Two very likable characters, fall in love in crazy speed, but who can blame them. It’s the things happening around them and just plain craziness of some situations had me in fits of laughter.

I have found this story light and enjoyable, at some parts I would probably enjoy a bit more depth of characters and at times it felt a bit rushed, but this book is YA comedy, and hilarious situations just compensated for it all.

Cross the Hall Magic, being the first book by duo C and V Guyer, is just a beginning of a great journey for them. You can see few flaws which come with the debut books but in general it worked fine. Stories written by co-writting authors don’t always have to end up well but you can tell, mother and daughter relationship definitely worked for them.

So if you enjoy YA with a bit of magic and buckets of fun, this book is absolutely for you.

If you enjoyed my review and fancy giving this book a try you can get it here and please let me know what you think about it.


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