PNR Review: Never Again (Wizards of Nevermore #1) by Michele Bardsley (Outstanding)

Posted June 1st, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses / 9 comments

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Lucinda Rackmore is a witch cursed…

Desperation sends her to the last place anyone would think to find her…the small Dragon-protected town of Nevermore, Texas. To escape the wrath of her ex-lover, she must plead her case with the town’s Guardian—the man her family betrayed a decade ago.

Gray Calhoun is a wizard scorned…

Gray wants nothing to do with the Rackmores, especially not the spoiled younger sister of the woman who sacrificed him to a demon lord. But when Lucy shows up at his door begging for sanctuary, he can’t turn her away.

Magic is love reborn…

An infamous Rackmore witch isn’t the only trouble in town, either. Someone’s creating demonic mayhem—and murdering citizens. Only with Gray and Lucinda working together, can they hope to defeat the dark forces that threaten Nevermore. And maybe along the way, they’ll find that love is the strongest magic of all.

Read from May 15 to 27, 2012

Read for Fun
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.50
Character Rating 4.00

First Thought when finished: I would love to visit Nevermore but I am more interested in exactly how much more evil there is to unbury there!

What I Loved: Oddly enough I really loved the mystery in Never Again. I have been on a mystery/thriller kick and while this is a romance–the mystery was intriguing and I didn’t figure it out till about the time the characters did. I love when that happens while reading! It really pulls me in and keeps me interested. The story was brilliantly crafted and played out in a methodical way that kept you pulled in from beginning to end. I loved that there was a nice balance of paranormal and mundane. I never felt like I was an outsider to the story but could be part of it if I found Nevermore.

What I Liked: The characters in Nevermore were really well done. While I didn’t fall in love with the romance between Lucy and Gray, I did like them together. I would have liked a little more push/pull between them but since them getting together more quickly led to more focus on the story–I was pleased. I also liked the whole town of Nevermore and their quirky personas. I think everyone (good, bad, in-between) added to the uniqueness and appeal of the novel!

Final Thoughts: I recommend Never Again to both PNR readers and those that like a little Suspense and Mystery in their romance.

 

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