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 L.R. Braden
Released: August 23rd 2019
Series: The Magicsmith #2
“I’ve given the series 2 books to hook me, sadly that hasn’t been the case so this is where my journey with Alex ends.”
~ Under the Covers
Alex Blackwood is torn between the human world and the paranatural one. As an unregistered half-fae with unusual powers and connections in high fae places Alex needs to stay off the radar. However, when her boyfriend is accused of murder and she has full blooded fae visiting her unannounced her life starts to get even more complicated that it was already.
I think my journey with Alex is going to end at the book. It isn’t because I hated it; it’s just I didn’t exactly like it either. I just slogged through it for the sake of completing the book so I could write a review. It’s a shame as I think this has a lot of potential. I love an urban fantasy with a variety of different creatures, sadly, for me, this potential wasn’t exploited.
We have a motely bunch of paranatural creatures mainly fae, vampires and werewolves all of whom are friends of Alex. However, it’s hard to think of a single distinguishing characteristic of any of them. They are all very bland and seem superfluous to the story, they added numbers not personality. Then there was the romance between Alex and James which seemed to come out of nowhere. Although there was a hint of it towards the end of book 1, there was no build up, we never saw them together, the author told the reader rather than showing them. Which made it completely baffling when Alex was willing to sacrifice not only her life, but that of her friends to attempt save him from an enemy that she had no chance of defeating.
Although this book wasn’t awful, it was just bland and needed to focus more on character development. I’ve given the series 2 books to hook me, sadly that hasn’t been the case so this is where my journey with Alex ends.
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