LaZelle Series by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

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  • A Fistful of Sky (LaZelle #1)
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    A Fistful of Sky (LaZelle #1)

    Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    · 12 ratings · published 2004

    The LaZelle family of southern California has a secret: they can do magic. Real magic. As a teenager, a LaZelle undergoes "the Transition"--a severe illness that will either kill him or leave him with magical powers. If he's lucky, he gains a talent like shape-changing or wish-granting. If he's unlucky, he never experiences Transition. If he's especially unlucky, he undergoes Transition late, which increases his chances of dying... more

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  • Fall of Light (LaZelle #2)
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    Fall of Light (LaZelle #2)

    Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    · 8 ratings · published 2009

    Opal LaZelle is a special effects make-up artist, transforming actors into fantastical and grotesque creatures. Unknown to the casts and crews of the films she works on, Opal is gifted in the art of magic-and she applies more than make-up when altering an actor's features. Her latest job requires turning Corvus Weather into a dark god of the forest. But when Corvus's performance becomes too convincing-on set and off-Opal realizes he's not acting. Something has taken possession of Corvus... more

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