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.
by Lisa Maxwell
Released: July 18, 2017
Series: The Last Magician #1
Published by Simon Pulse
“I enjoyed the world Miss Maxwell created. She painted this world clear with secret societies that reminded me of the movie National Treasures.” ~ Under the Covers
The author created a world where magic exists but the use of it is illegal and the ones who use magic is done so in secret. In the modern-day New York, Manhattan, any Mageus who enters is trapped in the Brink causing them to lose their magic and sometimes their lives. A very dangerous world for the Mageus as they are hunted by The Order and gangs alike.
Esta is a Mageus and has been training a long time stealing artifacts from The Order by using her affinity of time travel. The ultimate goal is to steal an ancient magic book from 1902, but once there, there are complications she cannot avoid. Esta’s adventure is full of mystery, betrayals, a tidbit of romance.
I enjoyed this book last year and enjoyed it again after rereading it in preparation for the second instalment of this series. I love the idea of Esta’s affinity of slowing time and time travel. A very cool magic to have. I love seeing Esta’s character grow from a student to finding her own way. Especially after learning truths about her past and the plot twist at the end surprised me.
I enjoyed the world Miss Maxwell created. She painted this world clear with secret societies that reminded me of the movie National Treasures. There was action, mystery, and an ending that left you wanting more. I will admit that there was a part in the end that I sort of predicted, yet still caught me off guard.
Next installment is out October 9, and I’m excited to get the beautiful print copy in my hands.
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