Monday, April 23, 2012
(Review) Illicit Magic
Since I am posting all these post fairly close together you probably already know about the book so I am just goig to get into my review.
I want to thank Bewtiching Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour and they were the ones we graciously provided me with an ecopy of the book to read and review. Thankfully it wasn't a long read because I had to read it off my computer since I am having Kobo issues.
This is the first book in the Stella Mayweather series. The other books in the series are Unruly Magic and Devious Magic. They all sound really good. I am looking forward to getting them when I get a new ereader.
For me this was a different kind of paranormal romance and that was because it involved witches this time. I am trying to think if I read anything with witches lately? Hmm I don't think so.
This book had everything I loved a little romance, a little mystery, a little action, cute guys and some humor.
I really like Stella. There was so much about Stella that you wanted to know about and she gradually let us know. It wasn't all at once but gradually as the story progressed so did Stella which was nice because it kept you reading and wanting to find out more about her past.
For me I just wanted to reach out to Stella and be her friend because she never had the ideal life. Her parents died when she was young (5 years old) and was forced to live from foster home to foster home. She never really had a stable life like people need.
Stella is kind of a loner and sticks to herself and that is because she has magical powers. She chooses to be alone because she is afraid she will hurt someone she cares about so its easier to stick to yourself but honestly you can see that Stella just wants to have a friend who will understand what she is going through and stick by her through thick and thin. I mean who doesn't want that?
At the age of 24, Stella is trying to live a normal life with doing the day to day things until she is attacked one night. Its basically hell on earth for her. Her attackers have set her place on fire but before anything tragic can happen a mysterious woman (Etoile) wisks her away.
Her attackers are hunters (Brotherhood) and they want her but she has no idea why (they are looking for the witches and burning them alive). She finds out that they mystery woman is actually a witch and lets Stella know she isn't alone that there are others just like her willing to help her manage and control her powers.
Will Stella be able to control her powers or will she die trying?
I really enjoyed the book and looking forward to the other books.