Sep 29, 2012

Review--Magic Without Mercy by Devon Monk

Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic, but she’s never faced anything like this.

Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority–the secret council that enforces magic’s laws–wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she’s got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.

But when a Death magic user seeks to destroy the only antidote, Allie and her fellow renegades must stand and fight to defend the innocent and save all magic…

Magic Without Mercy takes off with a hitch! Devon Monk really knows how to thrill an audience! As the series is drawing to a close, things are wrapping up but Allie and her friends are not out of the woods yet! Not even close!

War is coming. What with Leander and Isabella growing stronger and possessing people, Allie has more than her fair share of problems. She's still in a sort of shock from having to kill Bartholomew and plus she can't use magic since it makes her sick.

Right now magic is a problem itself. It's being poisoned and Allie and Shame and Zay and Terric are going to try to find out how it's being done and more importantly how to stop it and fix things so magic can be safe. But magic is already a danger to people. 

Everyone seems to be out to get Allie these days, the Authority, Jingo Jingo and now the human police. So naturally she goes in disguise, which sadly, the cover fails to show. But still the cover is awesome!

This was a rather quick read. I started it Thursday after another read became a DNF and finished it today! There's plenty of action going on. Well paced too. Nothing rushed, nothing drawing out. Things seem to be even steven. Yet there's still plenty of lol moments, "aww" moments and much more!

Things are coming to a head here as the series is wrapping up. The end gave us an epic showdown. I am curious to see how this series is going to end. I am going to miss Allie and Zay though! And Shame and Terric too! And the rest of course! I love Shame! He's hilarious. He says pretty much what is on his mind no matter how inappropriate it may be. That's what's lovable about Shame! He and Terric get into some close calls to in the big showdown! Devon will leave you gasping for breath!

Magic Without Mercy was a wonderful addition to the Allie Beckstrom series! It's so hard to say what happened without saying what happened in this one! With the series finale approaching, you pretty much need to have been there from the beginning to truly grasp everything that's happened. Even I am forgetting what's happened to date since I've been reading the series for years now! But this is really a series not to be missed! If you're looking for something different to read that falls slightly--and only slightly--out of the paranormal genre, but still having that kind of paranormal edge, this series is for you. There are no vampires or werewolves. Only magic wielders, but remember magic always comes with a price. If you want to use it, do it right, else magic uses you back!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I like the concept of plopping a witch into a situation where she can't use any magic... ah! I can only imagine how frustrating it is for the characters. Nice review. I haven't read this series before, but I might have to give it a try.


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