Review: Tragic Magic by Laura Childs

Posted November 4, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

Review: Tragic Magic by Laura Childs
Tragic Magic
by Laura Childs

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 6 2009
Series: Scrapbooking Mystery #7
Published by Berkley
Format: Paperback
 

Recommended Read!

“With such a great supporting cast and an excellent mystery plot, TRAGIC MAGIC isn’t one that you want to miss!”
~ Under the Covers

In book seven of the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs, the setting is a haunted house so it was actually the perfect read for me to read on Halloween weekend. I didn’t read the blurb before I picked up the book so I thought it was the perfect treat to enjoy and get into the festive spirit. Of course, you don’t only have to read this around Halloween but this one does have a more spooky vibe to it because it deals with a victim who had a penchant for the supernatural.

When Ava and Carmela are frightened when the victim’s body leaps out at them, effectively scaring them to death but what’s even more scarier is the fact that it looks like someone really wanted the victim to die. So now it’s up to Carmela to try and figure out what happened and find this mystery killer.

As you know, I’m a big fan of Laura Childs’ writing, especially with this series because it’s so fun and exciting but this one really stood out to be because all the moving parts of the story are well-developed and well-executed. In addition to the well thought out mystery plot, there’s also a lot going on in Carmela’s personal life. She’s in the midst of her divorce so her soon-to-be-ex Shamus is present in this one. I really like Shamus. I love seeing the exs waltz in and mess things up because I think it’s an interesting dynamic that I don’t get to read often as a Romance reader. Shamus is a ton of fun and I actually hope we see more of him in the next few books despite the fact that they are separating. I think Carmela is very chill with him, which is surprising given their past together.

Of course there is also Babcock, who is Carmela’s new beau in her life. This relationship is still blooming so I like watching it all unfold. As much as I enjoy Shamus, it’s clear that Carmela belongs to Edgar. I’m just hoping to see more of him as well.

With such a great supporting cast and an excellent mystery plot, TRAGIC MAGIC isn’t one that you want to miss!

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Love her “Tea” series! How would you rate the two series?

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Hey Mary! I’ve only read this series and her Cackleberry Club series so far so I’m going to have to get back to you after I try her Tea series 🙂

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Thanks for the review, no a big fan of scary.

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Not so much scary as spooky. I’m a wuss so I couldn’t do scary either lol

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Ooo perfect for the Halloween season

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Absolutely! So much fun!

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Thanks for the review Annie