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by Maggie Shayne
Released: September 1, 2012
Published by Harlequin
Not knowing what to expect of this series, this prequel was the perfect teaser. A touch of the Middle East, legends, witches and a magical box. This series is shaping up to be a very interesting read.Amarrah’s grandmother used to tell her stories from long ago about three witches in the king’s harem, and how they could never find love. Except Amarrah knew these stories, because she had been there and lived through them. On her deathbed, her grandmother puts her in charge of guarding a box from those times, a box without a lock that cannot be open. But Amarrah quickly loses it. Now years later, while Amarrah has made a life for herself in American and forgotten a lot about those stories, the box reappears and turns her world upside down. And it brings her to Sergeant Harrison Brockson.
Amarrah is a character I can grow to like. She didn’t do much for me other than the fact that I could see her determination to get the box back and not fail her grandmother, at any cost. Harrison is hot, in a alpha, men in uniform, kinda way.
I loved the flashbacks that Amarrah has. They serve the purpose of giving the reader a good glimpse into the witches and what the series is about, but they also serve the purpose of showing you the connection between Amarrah and Harrison. A connection that has lasted through times and even though they are different people today.
Then there’s the box. The box has me very intrigued. What power does it have? What is Amarrah’s mission with the box? And obviously it has power because other people want it as well.
I can’t wait to dive in and start reading the first book in this series. I am very curious if it will be Amarrah’s journey or if the books will focus on bringing happiness to the witches that were denied then.
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
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