Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Posted November 29, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer EstepSource: Paperback Review Copy, Provided by Author

Format: Paperback
Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep


Date Read: October 2015

Genre: Fantasy, YA
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Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...

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Publisher: Kensington
Series: Black Blade #2


Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Deadly Sting , Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost
Also in this series: Cold Burn of Magic, Bright Blaze of Magic

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Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Read It Rate It Thoughts: Dark Heart of Magic took everything I loved about Cold Burn of Magic and turned it up a notch. I felt that Lila is getting more comfortable being part of a team and watching that is a wonderful. I think though just like in Elemental Assassin series, that it is the characters around Lila that make the book shine. Jennifer is the best at writing a supporting cast. None of them are one-dimensional, they all have layers that are important to the story. Even the bad guys are layered and that always adds to the story. Especially in Dark Heart of Magic. I won’t give anything away but that last 1/3 made me gasp more than once. The culmination of the games and finding answers made me go “WHAT” and really want the next book now. This was so very good and delivered on every level.

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10 responses to “Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

  1. I loved this one too! I wish a crossover with EA is possible, but I doubt that as the series have different publishers. Oh well…

    • I think I like the little shout outs to Elemental Assassins so it is all very tied together for me. That being said, I liked this one better than the first one (but I enjoyed it too) 🙂