Sunday, 9 November 2008
Using magic has a price and the cost can be anything from a migrane to losing a memory from some moment in your life. Whatever the cost people still want to use magic and some of them decide not to pay. That is where Allison Beckstrom comes in. Allie can Hound the idenity of the person who cast a spell and she is the best there is even if she isn't the richest.

Although Allie is the daughter of a very rich Portland businessman she would rather go without food than take anything from the family fortune. She has even managed not to speak or see her father for a long time but that changes when she finds his signature all over a magic offload on a young innocent boy. Furious with her father for hurting a child she rushes to confront him. His denial makes her anger grow but she leaves knowing that the police and courts will deal with him for her.

Suddenly Allie finds herself on the run. Her father is dead and she is the number one suspect. With people following her and trying to hurt her she has no choice but to hide and hope she is trusting the right people. With her magic out of control and her life changing in ways she could never have imagined she will have to do everything she can to come out of this alive.

Magic to the Bone is the debut novel from new author on the block, Devon Monk. With so many paranormal Urban fantasy books already on the shelves there is always a chance that something new will not meet the standards already set. However Devon Monk has to be congratulated because she has come in guns blazing and shot the high standards to pieces with this original new take on things.

I loved this and can't wait for more. Allie was a hard but likable main character, the story was fantastic and addictive. This is new, fresh and a great addition to the genre and I hope it won't be the last we see of this new author. Devon Monk has impressed me and I am extremely glad that I got to read this book now (it was being advertised for a January release in Europe) because this is one that should not be waited for!

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posted by Unknown at Sunday, November 09, 2008 |


At 9 November 2008 at 08:30, Blogger Ladytink_534

Ooh I'm impressed. This sounds like a great story! I know I read too much urban fantasy already but I simply have to add this to my TBR list.


At 9 November 2008 at 08:53, Blogger Pam P

I read another great review for this book, already on my wishlist. I like the excerpts and premise and even without reviews would have tried it. That TBR pile will never go down, lol.


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