ARC Review: The Magician’s Keeper by Nicola E. Sheridan

Posted November 3, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Magician’s Keeper by Nicola E. Sheridan
The Magician's Keeper
by Nicola E. Sheridan

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 4th 2017
Published by Escape Publishing
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
 

“…the whole book felt luke warm”
~ Under the Covers

I love a book with a misunderstood, overlooked or unusual heroine. So, when I saw that the heroine in this was probably all of those things I jumped on the change to read. The fact that it was a paranormal romance was just the cherry on top, I’m always of the opinion that magic in a book can only make it better! However, this wasn’t quite the case with The Magician’s Keeper. I desperately wanted to like it, instead I found myself bored.

Was it the characters? Maybe. Although I liked them all well enough, I wasn’t swooning over the hero or cheering on the heroine. And the romance between them, although it was supposed to an instant attraction never seemed that passionate to me. Even if they did that thing which equally amuses and frustrates me when, halfway through being chased by enemies they decide to stop for some hanky panky.

Much like the romance, the whole book felt luke warm. The story was okay, but nothing that made me want to read without stopping, once again I found myself reading just to get to the end rather than out of sheer enjoyment. I didn’t mind the world, where being magical meant that you were persecuted, but I don’t think this aspect of the story was really capitalised or explored. Instead, the book focused more on the romance, which I wouldn’t mind if the romance was more interesting, more explosive, more emotionally charged, just more.

Unfortunately, although from the blurb this had elements that I know I normally enjoy, it didn’t hit the spot for me.

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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, I hate when I don’t connect.

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Thank you Suzanne,shared on all my socials!

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I have had a few books like this recently that I kept reading to just get to the end.

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Thanks for the review, I hate when I don’t connect.

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Thank you Suzanne,shared on all my socials!

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I have had a few books like this recently that I kept reading to just get to the end.

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Thanks for the review Suzanne

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Thanks for the review Suzanne