Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Date Read: May 2015
Genre: Fantasy, YA
There Be Monsters Here. . .It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power. I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick. But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .
Series: Black Blade #1
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Deadly Sting , Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost br> br>
Also in this series: Dark Heart of Magic, Bright Blaze of Magic
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Read for Fun (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25
First Thought when Finished: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep was an excellent start to a new adventure!
Quick Thoughts: I don’t read a whole lot of YA but Jennifer Estep has never steered me wrong no matter what the genre. I love her Elemental Assassin Series (Finn is my #1 Book Boyfriend). I enjoyed the Mythos series (Great combo of Mythology and Action). I think the Black Blade series has the potential to be right up there with Gin and crew for me. In fact, Lila has a lot of the same traits that I love in Gin (a bit of a chip, sassy attitude, and loner type of personality). She is young and makes mistakes. Not as many as the rest of us, her life has been to harsh for that but I think we will get to see a lot of learning in her future. The world is fantastic. The action is stellar. The characters are all various shades of interesting and intriguing. I was hooked from the first page to the last and want the next one now!
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