The Tethering by Megan O’Russell


All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance. Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover. When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost





Megan O’Russell is thrilled to have published books one and two in The Tethering Series (The Tethering, and The Siren’s Realm) with Silence in the Library Publishing. Originally from New York, Megan is a professional actress who spends her time traveling the country for different shows. When not on stage or writing, Megan spends time with her beloved ukulele and her wonderful husband. To follow Megan’s writing adventures, you can visit her website at
5 stars
This book’s synopsis intrigued me when I was asked to read and review, but I was a little skeptical. I wasn’t sure how “out there” this story would be considering that sometimes it feels like all magical, mystical stories are nearly the same and quite predictable. This story, though, had me thinking about if there really is more to the thought of actual magical beings among us.
It was very well written and a page turner once you get past the back story and into the meat of the story. I can’t wait to read the next book to see what happens in the world of the MagicKind.

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