Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review of Times of Violence Young Adult Edition by by Karina Kantas

Times of Violence Young Adult Edition by by Karina Kantas


3 star
reviewed by Amanda Gibson

I had high hopes for this book, but it just didn't sit well. There were some great scenes, but the book felt like one big run-on. The beginning scene was intriguing and it seems like the main character is looking back on her life from that point, but the story goes past the time frame for the scene and the book still spoke in past tense, which was confusing. Also, it was confusing whether the main character was 17 or 18 due to conflicting statements made at the beginning of the book. I think the book would be more enjoyable if it were written as a dear diary format.

The Magic of Books Reviewer Amanda Gibson

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review of When Two Hearts Collide: A Game of Hearts Novel by Candace Knoebel, Sonya Loveday

When Two Hearts Collide: A Game of Hearts Novel by Candace Knoebel, Sonya Loveday


4 stars
Reviewed by Amanda Tharp

When two hearts collide This was an enchanting tale of a couple who fell for each other dispute all the odds stacked against them. Gaining a second chance to spend time together they expose all of their hidden feelings and see just what awesome chemistry can do to a couple! They fall in love and make the mistake of thinking that's the simple part but unfortunately it serves to drive them apart. They must discover how much they Truly love one another and learn to make sacrifices to make it work! I felt that this was a well written story! I absolutely fell in love with the character's and i wished I was able to watch it in a movie! I'm a sucker for a good steamy romance story! I rate this book with four stars

The Magic of Books Reviewer Amanda Tharp

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Review of Burden by Lila Felix

Burden by Lila Felix


4 stars
Reviewed by Amanda Tharp

Burden I personally love shifter stories! So this was a delight to read! I absolutely fell in love with echo from the first line! She was kidnapped as a child and because of it has no idea her true potential! Once Hawke comes along and kidnaps her for good she has wonderful changes within herself and her surroundings! Best part is all through out the story you see the introduction to the next couple going through the changes and learn another part of this clan to fall in love with in the next book! It's well written with wonderful insight to the imagination of the author. I rate this book with four stars.

The Magic Of Books Reviewer Amanda Tharp

Review of Deadly Obsession by J.Lea

Deadly Obsession by J.Lea


4 stars
Reviewed by Donna

Deadly Obsession written by J. Lea was an interesting story for the most part. It kind of grew on me. I think some of the connections made with the bad guy were choppy but made sense. The physical chemistry between Jude and April was literally off the charts!!!!! The author did a great job in building up her scenes to some steamy moments that lead craziness and some that lead to the bedroom. The moment when Max, April’s brother caught the show was definitely a moment of craziness. He was paying Max to protect his sister not to do the sinful dead but sometimes fate wins out!!!

It was crazy how the bad guy was always one step ahead of the police and the security hired to protect April (Max). There were moments in the story that as the reader I knew something bad was going to happen like when April down into the basement or when they went into the bedroom with broken window. Wooo, Spooky!!

So, I am giving this story 4 stars because there was crazy chemistry between the main characters and mystery all in one story. Most of the characters were developed and the scenes were pretty clear. The story was good.

The Magic of Books Reviewer Donna

Review of Steal the Sun by Stephanie Kelley

Steal the Sun by Stephanie Kelley


4 stars
Reviewed by Donna

“Steal the Sun” written by Stephanie Kelley has a beautiful cover that immediately caught my attention when searching for something new to read. I think it caught the essence of the story!!! It took some time getting into this story. The characters were developed with lots of complications that added to the story. In a good way I think. I liked the paranormal/fantasy theme the author had going on from page one. It had a fun feel to it! The author was able to slip in some sexy scenes into the story to keep it spicy and keep me turning the pages. I also caught the family theme with the shifters of the story doing their best to keep the community safe. I think this was a good first book of the paranormal element. I am giving this 4 stars.

The Magic of Books Reviewer Donna

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review of Demon Flames by MJ Haag and Becca Vincenza

Reviewed by The Magic of Books Blog Admin, Char Webster

Demon Flames, Resurrection Chronicles Book 2, by Melissa Haag, writing as M.J. Haag, and Becca Vincenza is a great addition to the series!

Like the first book, it’s a fast-paced adventure centering on Mya and Drav. We learn much more about Drav and his fascinating and brutal world. I loved his cleverly crafted backstory.

Mya and Drav have awesome chemistry and I loved how their relationship is progressing.
Our main characters grow together much more and learn to trust and rely on each other. I love how their relationship is tested at every turn.

This action-packed and witty story was difficult to put down. I loved that the authors created situations that I could see vividly in my imagination.

I didn’t want the book to end, especially since it left off at a BIG cliffhanger. It’s a good thing the next book is already up for pre-order, because I need to know what happens next.

Five Stars * * * * *

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review of Defender, book 2 in the Night War Saga, by Leia Stone and S.T. Bende

Reviewed by The Magic of Books Admin, Char Webster

Defender, the second book in the Night War Saga, by Leia Stone and S.T. Bende is awesome! These ladies are great together. This book picks up where Protector, book one, leaves off and incorporates Norse mythology, action; adventure; hottie boys; and a fun and feisty heroine.

Allie, our heroine, left college and her life to protect the nine realms from the evil Goddess of Night, Nott. She has been working hard, kicking butt and learning to weld her powers. She also fell in love in the process.

Tore is the leader of the protectors and Allie’s love interest. He is such a hottie and the perfect book boyfriend: brooding, mysterious, strong and charming. Allie’s other protectors are great, each providing something that completes the group. They all become a close-knit family who would do anything for each other and they prove that in this book.

There was no appearance from the Mack Pack, so I hope that changes in the next book.

I really liked this book and I cannot wait for the next one!

Five Stars