ROMANCEOPOLY Review: Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin

Posted March 18, 2019 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

ROMANCEOPOLY Review: Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin
Armed & Magical
by Lisa Shearin

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 1st 2008
Series: Raine Benares #2
Published by Ace Books
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback
 

“It’s a fun and fast paced read with plenty of magic being thrown about and swords waggling around.”
~ Under the Covers

Armed & Magical is the second book in the Raine Benares series and it starts – more or less – where book one Magic Lost, Trouble Found ended. Raine is now on the Isle of Mid, the home of the most prestigious school of sorcery and home to the most powerful sorcerers. She is under the protection of Mychael as they try and work out how to end her connection with a Saghred a soul sucking stone. However, Raine soon becomes embroiled in trouble as she uses her seeker skills to help when they find students are missing from the school. Soon she is up to her neck in assassins and goblins all whilst the stone is growing in power.

If you want an action packed fantasy adventure, this is definitely the series you need to pick up. From the moment you open the book until the very last page you are drawn into the whirlwind that is Raine’s life. It’s a fun and fast paced read with plenty of magic being thrown about and swords waggling around. It’s also got plenty of humour and even a little romance all combining to make this a real page turner.

Raine is a great heroine as well, clever and fun she keeps you hooked to the book. However, I feel like these books only skim the surface of her. Her emotions and any deeper thought about the situation she is in and even her feelings about the two men in her life (warning…love triangle!) are never explored. I wouldn’t say these books are shallow, but it is definitely lacking a little in depth.

But, this is a great adventure series, perfect for when you want something with a little excitement and humour. I will definitely be reading the book in the series, I can’t wait to see what will happen to Raine and the gang next!
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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.

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I started reading this series years ago but haven’t picked it back up in a very long time. It may have been the live triangle that did it since I’m not a fan of them. I agree that it is definitely action packed and she is a very good heroine.

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Fabulous review Suzanne! Will check out this book!! Shared on my socials!😉💖

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Sounds great. Thanks for the review Suzanne