Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Book Review: Ancient Magic
Author: Linsey Hall
Stars: 3 out of 5
I wanted to love this book but the more I read I just wanted to like it but in the end I was confused and a little lost. First off Supernatural books might just not be for me.
I was lost on how they could teleport but it was expensive, having powers but not wanting to really use them.
The characters were flat and I wanted to like Nix, Del and Cass but something held me back. The book is set up for a series which drives me crazy because I want a full book. This book felt like it was half the story or maybe a rushed story so she could move on to the real stories.
Grammar issues or maybe its because they are Irish. I wanted to love this Tomb Raider with magic type of story but the author just didn't quite get there for me. It a quick easy YA novel and that is all it is. Very little substance and I feel with a few extra words the story would have transformed into a good YA novel.
AC from Netgalley.
I’m good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third—but not because I want to be good at hiding. I have to be. I’m a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon’s soul. Being born with the dragon’s covetousness should be a sweet gig - I have the power to find and steal any type of treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals.
But it doesn’t come without a price - stealing powers requires that I kill, and others would destroy me if they discover what I am. In a world full of magic, hiding my species is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts is the only way to pay the bills. It’s a dangerous job when you can barely use your magic, but that’s one of the things I like about it.
When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hired me to find an ancient scroll, I didn’t want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds me of too much of murky memories from a past I can’t remember. But I don’t have a choice. The scroll reveals what I am. And if anyone finds out, I’m dead.
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