Kady always knew the nomadic life she was living was because her aunt was hiding from some dark force, one Auntie described as magic. When Kady awakens in the middle of the night with her house crumbling around her, Auntie hustles her into the night, hides her, and engages in a battle of magic symbols that set the dark sky ablaze.
While Auntie succeeds in hiding Kady, she is captured during the battle. Kady, now realizing her aunts admonitions about the power of words were very real, must choose. She can do as her aunt had always warned her — to run far away if the two were separated. Or she can search for her aunt.
As strange powers emerge, Kady begins to realize there’s magic trapped inside her. Will this new magic help her succeed in retrieving her aunt?
I have to admit, I’m kinda digging this trend of episodic fantasy series. Sometimes it’s nice to get a taster instead of committing to a 500-page tome. Trapped was a very nice taster. It’s classic girl-discovers-powers YA fare – the setting has a cool Middle Eastern vibe and the writing is solid. You can breeze through it in a hour or two, and the next installment is already up for grabs. Give it a shot!