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Book Review - Magic Forged by K. M. Shea

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Magic forged


I’m one scrappy wizard.

As someone with barely a flicker of magic, I’ve spent my life being mocked and surviving fights with bullies.

But when my parents die in an accident, and I find myself responsible for our whole wizard house and family, I know my usual tactics aren’t going to cut it.

The situation veers from bad to catastrophic when my backstabbing cousin stages a coup and takes my family hostage.

I barely manage to flee, but the only supernatural willing to help me is Killian Drake – the most feared vampire in the region, and a far more deadly villain than the jerk threatening my family.

Is Killian sexy and charismatic? Heck yeah.

He’s also so powerful that my flight or fight instincts kick in every time our eyes meet.

And he’s definitely using me as his personal magic detector in his feud against the local fae.

But Killian is also the first person to believe I might have more than just a scrap of magic.

And if I can convince him to train me, I might get strong enough to free my family and get my house back.

I’m not sure what happens when a scrappy wizard is taught how to fight by a hall of deadly vampires, but I’m about to find out.

My Review

What was it all about

A wizard, with hardly any magic, found herself locked out of her own House to survive after a coup by one of her mates and getting no protection from any of the magical beings was forced to press herself in servitude to his Eminence, the master Vampire, Killian. 

She was a pawn to his game, but nobody knew how. Forced to train under his Vampires, Hazel found herself some muscles and some unexpected friends. But only time would tell if they would be her allies. But so far so good. 

How it made me feel

Book one of the series, the author K. M. Shea laid down the foundation of the characters. Having read many of the books in the same line of thought, I liked the comfort of knowing that all that I predicted in the plot line had come true. 

The story was the launch pad for Hazel to come into her own and get to her powers. I enjoyed seeing her blossom. I began to care for her as she showed her emotions for the Vampire family, including the baddest of all. 

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The Good

The formula for urban fantasy was followed to the dot. The other magical beings were just touched upon. Yes, there were the fae and the Night Court and their dark deeds. 

The writing was pretty smooth, never had a problem to understand the imagery the author was casting with her words. I liked that the author understood we needed books to relax, and she proceeded to give me that. 

Not a cliffhanger, the plot line left me with great anticipation and an itch to get to book 2. 

The Bad

Though formulaic books were comfortable, I wanted a bit of an adrenaline surge in the story. The prose could be sharpened a bit more to bring out the power of the scene. It could have brought me to the edge of my seat but not quite. 

Nevertheless, I downloaded book 2 as I had great hopes for Hazel. 

The Conclusion

A good beginning, I thought the author had potential. Eager to sink my teeth into book 2. 

I loved it

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Book Details

Publication Date: February 2020

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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