Review: Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin

Posted May 15, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin
Magic Lost, Trouble Found
by Lisa Shearin

4 Stars


Released: May 29, 2007
Series: Raine Benares #1
Published by Ace
Pages: 345


It was fun, exciting and full of adventure with a dash of humour, and kept me eagerly reading to see what would happen next. ~ Under the Covers

Raine Benares is a Seeker with enough magic to get her by and a close family of smugglers and thieves who taught her every trick they knew. However, that all changes when she finds herself in possession of an amulet, the amulet doesn’t look all that impressive…except she now has a psychotic goblin shaman chasing her, as well as an exiled Prince and a Paladin. Raine’s sudden popularity has puts her and her family in mortal danger; she may have got herself in far more trouble than her street smarts and magic can get her out of.

This book has been collecting dust on my shelf for a while now (years!) and I am so glad that I gave into impulse, dusted it off and finally started reading it. It was fun, exciting and full of adventure with a dash of humour, and kept me eagerly reading to see what would happen next.

If, you are looking for a more traditional fantasy though, I would avoid this one as it did remind me more of a modern Urban Fantasy, maybe because it was set in one city and told from first person POV. It didn’t make me enjoy it any less but it is something to keep in mind before you start.

But at its core Magic Lost, Trouble Found was a fast paced adventure story full of magic and swords an interesting, though not intricate, plot, a bit of romance and a likable heroine. It has also stated building up a fantasy world of which we have only seen a small part of in this book and I look forward to Lisa Shearin expending and building up her world in the next book.

A good read, it was a well written and lighthearted fantasy that kept me turning the pages and I can’t wait to read more

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review Suz, will look out for this one!

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks Suz.


Thanks Suz!

Lisa Shearin
Lisa Shearin

Thank you for the great review, Suzanne! I hope you enjoy the rest of the books in the series!