Northwoods Magic

(Northwoods Fairy Tales #1)

Desiree Lafawn


5 ★ – Fantastic Paranormal Romance
PUBLISHED BY CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform JULY 24, 2017
Quinn Reynolds is desperate for answers. After a near fatal accident, Quinn’s life changes and she is suddenly plagued by dreams of ravens, magic, and a boy with copper-ringed eyes. Told by her doctors that she is delusional, Quinn travels to the Northwoods of Minnesota to find out the truth. But Quinn has another problem that she hasn’t shared. Not only does she dream of magic, she also possesses her own power as well and it scares the hell out of her.
Corbin Olsen has been battling his own demons for the last ten years. After sacrificing everything to save Quinn’s life, she forgot about him completely. He’s thought of her constantly in the years she’s been gone, but nothing prepared him for the woman she has become. Although angry at her for leaving him, Corbin isn’t able to dismiss his need for her.
But Corbin and Quinn are running out of time for a meaningful reunion, the real evil is back and hunting the prey that escaped them all those years ago.

Northwoods Magic by Desiree Lafawn will leave you spellbound for days and eagerly anticipating the next installment.

Lafawn’s writing is enchanting and easy to read. The world building is well-developed and fascinated me. I’ve always loved the supernatural and the idea of magic so I definitely enjoyed that part of the book. The storyline is so creative and intriguing. Lafawn also does a terrific job creating suspense and slowly unraveling the mysteries that I had a difficult time putting the book down. The characters, magical or not, are interesting, quirky and likable. I also really loved the humor, playful teasing, and heartwarming moments that had me smiling and laughing.

Quinn is withdrawn, socially awkward, and seemingly weak in every way. BUT given her past, I could see why and my heart just broke for her. While she lacks self-confidence, I definitely don’t see her as a damsel in distress. In fact, she’s quite determined, a bit feisty, and stronger that she could ever imagine. I enjoyed watching her grow and transform into the type of heroine I always root for to no end. I’m really excited to learn more about her and the magic she possesses.

Corbin…where do I even begin with him?! He’s definitely the more than meets the eye irresistible brooding love interest. He’s charming, devastatingly handsome, and sexy. On top of that, he has quite a unique past and history. I don’t want to give too much away, but I was immediately drawn to him and could not stop myself from swooning.


So in case you haven’t guessed, there is definitely a strong insta-love in this book. This is probably one of the most intense insta-love I’ve read in a while, but oddly enough, it just worked for me. Was it over the top? YES. Cheesy? A bit…okay a lot. And honestly, I loved every moment of it. I’m a big romance addict and I’ll take it in every which way. Not to mention Quinn and Corbin are totally adorable together. Their chemistry is absolutely insane and gave me all the FEELS.

This story is engaging and full of intrigue. It has the perfect balance of magic, mystery, angst, humor, and romance. But more than anything, Northwoods Magic has heart. I love the themes and important messages weaved throughout the story. So be prepared to be enthralled, to love, to cry, and to laugh. I definitely did, and I’m absolutely looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

I received an copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Thanks for reading!

Sincerely Karen Jo



September 2017

Nothing but LOVE for this month’s Uppercasebox! I do already have a copy of the book since I preordered it, but it never hurts to have two copies! And now, I have a signed copy which is even better! So enough with the stalling. Time to reveal this amazing Uppercasebox!

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Marie Lu

  • Signed Hardcover of Warcross by Marie Lu and a matching pin
  • Exclusive Book Queen Key Chain
  • Hogwarts House Crest Coasters (OMG IT’S SO GORGEOUS!)
  • Sticker in honor of Banned Books Week (not pictured)

Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors and Warcross has been on top of my most anticipated reads. So naturally, I preordered the book. I know with having two book subscriptions I may get a book I already have. I really don’t mind it at all. I do buy more than one copy of books every once in a while. Barnes and Noble and Target sometimes have their own special editions with different extras so I sometimes would buy those. Plus, it’s nice to have an extra copy anyway. One mainly for reading and for lending and the other just for my collection. Soo yes, I love having two copies of Warcross. The Hogwarts coasters are just sooo pretty!!! I probably won’t ever use them except for props in photos. Oh and the keychain is really nice too and I can’t wait to use it.

In case you didn’t know, Uppercasebox has a Loyalty Points Program which can be redeemed for more bookish items, free shipping or a free month of Uppercasebox. So basically you get rewarded with more awesomeness!!!


Thanks for reading and have a very lovely day!

Sincerely Karen Jo