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In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. No matter what. To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul--a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful va In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. No matter what. To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul--a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me. I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move? Especially when the stakes get ever higher? I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself. Fugitive of Magic is a fast-paced fantasy mystery with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.


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In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. No matter what. To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul--a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful va In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. No matter what. To the world, I'm a just a Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a FireSoul--a dangerous Magica with forbidden powers and a dragon's soul. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low, kicking butt with my weapons, not my magic. Things get ugly when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to kiss me or kill me. I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move? Especially when the stakes get ever higher? I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself. Fugitive of Magic is a fast-paced fantasy mystery with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

30 review for Fugitive of Magic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    I've been looking forward to really getting to know what makes Nix tick as she's one who usually seems left behind whilst her two fellow FireSouls go out collecting magical artefacts and fighting off a few Demons along the way! It was high time for Nix to step out from behind the shops counter and have adventures of her own. Oh she's always got her 'sisters' backs and she's no slouch in a fight but as Cass and Del have uncovered their past ( not to mention found a couple of hunks along the way) I've been looking forward to really getting to know what makes Nix tick as she's one who usually seems left behind whilst her two fellow FireSouls go out collecting magical artefacts and fighting off a few Demons along the way! It was high time for Nix to step out from behind the shops counter and have adventures of her own. Oh she's always got her 'sisters' backs and she's no slouch in a fight but as Cass and Del have uncovered their past ( not to mention found a couple of hunks along the way) I really wanted Nix to finally see herself as pretty bad ass! Even the synopsis belittles her conjuring powers and let me tell you there's been numerous occasions when it's been that very ability that has kept them alive. So what did I think? Well it starts with a bang as Nix and their shop are attacked which leads her to go chasing after the thief except where she ends up isn't anywhere she expected. Then there's the poor guy Nix sees murdered and when she tries to save him it lands her in very hot water. Her magical signature is all over the dead guy and as he was an ally to the Vampires they demand justice. Well allow me to introduce Mr tall, dark and dangerous Ares aka the Enforcer and when he slaps a magical collar on Nix it just happens to be one that will blow her head off in three days! Ok then, escape the scary Vampire Enforcer, prove she's innocent oh and most importantly don't let anyone discover exactly what Nix is. It's going to be a walk in the park except Ares is on her trail! As usual it's fast and furious with more than a few historical and mythological elements thrown in. I love the way the action crosses continents and there's always something so cool thrown in. This might just be the beginning of Nix facing off with the Vampires but it's a fun ride and I'm definitely onboard to read more. This voluntary take is of a copy provided for me and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe a fair opinion

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    I've been looking forward to really getting to know what makes Nix tick as she's one who usually seems left behind whilst her two fellow FireSouls go out collecting magical artefacts and fighting off a few Demons along the way! It was high time for Nix to step out from behind the shops counter and have adventures of her own. Oh she's always got her 'sisters' backs and she's no slouch in a fight but as Cass and Del have uncovered their past ( not to mention found a couple of hunks along the way) I've been looking forward to really getting to know what makes Nix tick as she's one who usually seems left behind whilst her two fellow FireSouls go out collecting magical artefacts and fighting off a few Demons along the way! It was high time for Nix to step out from behind the shops counter and have adventures of her own. Oh she's always got her 'sisters' backs and she's no slouch in a fight but as Cass and Del have uncovered their past ( not to mention found a couple of hunks along the way) I really wanted Nix to finally see herself as pretty bad ass! Even the synopsis belittles her conjuring powers and let me tell you there's been numerous occasions when it's been that very ability that has kept them alive. So what did I think? Well it starts with a bang as Nix and their shop are attacked which leads her to go chasing after the thief except where she ends up isn't anywhere she expected. Then there's the poor guy Nix sees murdered and when she tries to save him it lands her in very hot water. Her magical signature is all over the dead guy and as he was an ally to the Vampires they demand justice. Well allow me to introduce Mr tall, dark and dangerous Ares aka the Enforcer and when he slaps a magical collar on Nix it just happens to be one that will blow her head off in three days! Ok then, escape the scary Vampire Enforcer, prove she's innocent oh and most importantly don't let anyone discover exactly what Nix is. It's going to be a walk in the park except Ares is on her trail! As usual it's fast and furious with more than a few historical and mythological elements thrown in. I love the way the action crosses continents and there's always something so cool thrown in. This might just be the beginning of Nix facing off with the Vampires but it's a fun ride and I'm definitely onboard to read more. This voluntary take is of a copy provided for me and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe a fair opinion

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kahea

    ***4 Stars*** I’ve enjoyed Cass and Del’s journeys and all the crazy that has come with it, but Fugitive of Magic is my favorite starting off point book of all of them. There are similarities in how things occur, but I like that we are getting a little twist to Nix’s journey than we got with Cass and Del’s in that seems like hers will be a little more structured in nature than the others. I enjoyed being in Nix’s head and am looking forward to seeing what gets unearthed about her past and ho ***4 Stars*** I’ve enjoyed Cass and Del’s journeys and all the crazy that has come with it, but Fugitive of Magic is my favorite starting off point book of all of them. There are similarities in how things occur, but I like that we are getting a little twist to Nix’s journey than we got with Cass and Del’s in that seems like hers will be a little more structured in nature than the others. I enjoyed being in Nix’s head and am looking forward to seeing what gets unearthed about her past and how it will affect her future. Ares had definitely peaked my interest and I can’t wait to see how he turns Nix’s world upside down. The pacing was good and I enjoyed how well everything flowed. Hanging out with Cass, Aiden, Del, Roarke, Conner and Claire was fun as always and I love how they are always backing each other up. And I’m quite interested to see where Ms. Hall takes us with this series and what changes, if any, it will bring to all involved. ~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gail Koger

    Enjoyable read Action, adventure, add in a sexy vampire and you have a winner. I highly recommend this book. Buy it. I

  5. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    More simple fun fluff reading. Reads like a young adult. Easy, fast moving and enjoyable.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hannah G

    4.5 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie

    Another amazing book with Nix as the main character. Add in her Firesoul sisters and their boyfriends & wow. Next, in steps Ares and the vampire court and things step up in intrigue. I'm never disappointed when I read a book Linsey Hall writes, her magical ability to bring to life not only the characters, but the scenes make me feel as though I am there in every page. I highly recommend this book and series to everyone, you won't be disappointed. *I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this advance Another amazing book with Nix as the main character. Add in her Firesoul sisters and their boyfriends & wow. Next, in steps Ares and the vampire court and things step up in intrigue. I'm never disappointed when I read a book Linsey Hall writes, her magical ability to bring to life not only the characters, but the scenes make me feel as though I am there in every page. I highly recommend this book and series to everyone, you won't be disappointed. *I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this advance reader copy and was not compensated in any way.*

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mo

    Fugitive of Magic This book is a fast read where you really engage with the characters. I like Nix and her friends. Her origins are a mystery which I'm sure will come up in book 2 . Ares is a mystery. Hot as heck, but I like him. We will see what the trials bring. The archaeology aspect of Nix, Cass and Del's jobs are fascinating also. Happy reading! Fugitive of Magic This book is a fast read where you really engage with the characters. I like Nix and her friends. Her origins are a mystery which I'm sure will come up in book 2 . Ares is a mystery. Hot as heck, but I like him. We will see what the trials bring. The archaeology aspect of Nix, Cass and Del's jobs are fascinating also. Happy reading!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Raj

    If you have been following this series than you know it's Nix's turn to spin the magical wheel.She is accompanied by Ares a powerful vampire and some really creative magic that is almost adolescent like in it's execution but still fun to read about if you a really a young spirit at heart.Though some of the subject matter is dark it's told through pink hued spectacles and is entirely safe to read. If you have been following this series than you know it's Nix's turn to spin the magical wheel.She is accompanied by Ares a powerful vampire and some really creative magic that is almost adolescent like in it's execution but still fun to read about if you a really a young spirit at heart.Though some of the subject matter is dark it's told through pink hued spectacles and is entirely safe to read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mischa

    These books really are a balm for the soul when all you want is an easy, quick and uncomplicated read that you will also really, really enjoy. Obviously there are some tropes that are repeated in every series of this, well, mega-series, but you know what? I don't actually care. Maybe the one actual problem I have with this is that it could be less heteronormative overall, but I knew what I was getting into with this. I just have to say though - I really laughed, for quite some time, at the fact t These books really are a balm for the soul when all you want is an easy, quick and uncomplicated read that you will also really, really enjoy. Obviously there are some tropes that are repeated in every series of this, well, mega-series, but you know what? I don't actually care. Maybe the one actual problem I have with this is that it could be less heteronormative overall, but I knew what I was getting into with this. I just have to say though - I really laughed, for quite some time, at the fact that the main hero's name is... wait for it... Ares Warhaven. Now, listen, I get Ares. Kinda. Hell, I even like the name (even if it's gotten from a greek god). But Warhaven? Really? Isn't that maybe, I dunno, laying it on a little thick? Like, you know, the dude is already named after the god of war, was it really necessary to have "war" in his surname, too? Hilarious. But you know what? These books are so extra overall, and that's also a big part of why I love them.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Taryn

    Full of tropes that I'm getting tired of seeing. Heroine with a super special secret. Jerkass hero. Attraction between the two for no reason whatsoever. A mystery the heroine needs to solve, with the help of the hero, because her life/job/whatever depends on it. It's just so predictable. Another thing that irked me was that Nix is supposedly a badass Conjurer/FireSoul, yet she constantly throws a fit about killing someone who isn't a demon. Guy's trying to deliver a fireball to her face? Nooo, sh Full of tropes that I'm getting tired of seeing. Heroine with a super special secret. Jerkass hero. Attraction between the two for no reason whatsoever. A mystery the heroine needs to solve, with the help of the hero, because her life/job/whatever depends on it. It's just so predictable. Another thing that irked me was that Nix is supposedly a badass Conjurer/FireSoul, yet she constantly throws a fit about killing someone who isn't a demon. Guy's trying to deliver a fireball to her face? Nooo, she can't possibly kill him, he's human. Christ, lady, grow a set. You're being a poster child for the "Guess I'll just go die" meme with that holier-than-thou attitude.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Hayden

    Something in Nix's predicament at the end of the book has me looking forward to the next books. I know Nix has some challenges ahead to prove herself to others, but there is an ultimate goal of finding someone that's going to be after her for what she knows. Also, I'm curious to see how what she's learned ties to her and Cass and Del. There is always connections with what we come across. ****FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW**** Something in Nix's predicament at the end of the book has me looking forward to the next books. I know Nix has some challenges ahead to prove herself to others, but there is an ultimate goal of finding someone that's going to be after her for what she knows. Also, I'm curious to see how what she's learned ties to her and Cass and Del. There is always connections with what we come across. ****FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW****

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elisa

    It's always the quiet ones you need to watch right...lol Nix the last of our magical triumvirate to have her very own adventure starts off with a bang, being accused of murder, see it really is the quiet ones you need to watch who would have thought Nix could murder anyone right??? lol Well pretty much everyone except the dashingly gorgeous Ares, vampire hybrid and the strongest supernatural Nix has been around, it's going to be fun watching Ares change his mind about Nix lol It's always the quiet ones you need to watch right...lol Nix the last of our magical triumvirate to have her very own adventure starts off with a bang, being accused of murder, see it really is the quiet ones you need to watch who would have thought Nix could murder anyone right??? lol Well pretty much everyone except the dashingly gorgeous Ares, vampire hybrid and the strongest supernatural Nix has been around, it's going to be fun watching Ares change his mind about Nix lol

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    Fugitive of Magic is more like introduction to Nix’s story and while I like the characters and their world and magic and think the book is pretty funny and entertaining but there isn’t much on story and plot and romance to keep my interest to continue or try Del or Cass’s story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Cyn

    Vampire vs Fire Soul I am finally starting Nix's story and it is full of mystery and a hot connection with Ares. Being a half vampire, half magicka makes Ares formidable. Nix is pretty weak in the romance department so there is mostly just a lot of arguing and threats, which I enjoyed. I love that Cass and Dell and the others have parts to play still. Vampire vs Fire Soul I am finally starting Nix's story and it is full of mystery and a hot connection with Ares. Being a half vampire, half magicka makes Ares formidable. Nix is pretty weak in the romance department so there is mostly just a lot of arguing and threats, which I enjoyed. I love that Cass and Dell and the others have parts to play still.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    The story was creative and has some potential but I didn't like the ending and lack of seriousness in MFC. The story was creative and has some potential but I didn't like the ending and lack of seriousness in MFC.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anda

    Great storyline, very novel plot ideas and characters. Terribly written. It's almost as if the author was like, "I'm just going to skip having an editor and see if I can do this myself. " they mixed up eccentric and eclectic early on in the book. I'm not usually one to throw a book out just because of one issue like that, but the book was riddled with errors throughout. That was just the first one. The dialogue was not very believable, and there were huge number of plot inconsistencies. Overall, Great storyline, very novel plot ideas and characters. Terribly written. It's almost as if the author was like, "I'm just going to skip having an editor and see if I can do this myself. " they mixed up eccentric and eclectic early on in the book. I'm not usually one to throw a book out just because of one issue like that, but the book was riddled with errors throughout. That was just the first one. The dialogue was not very believable, and there were huge number of plot inconsistencies. Overall, sticking it out to the end may have been far more trouble than it's worth. I hope they got an (better) editor before they published the sequel.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gillian Crump-Green

    Couldn’t put this down This is a really good book. Fun & exciting with twists and turns. Archeology, history, magic and some great great characters. Highly recommend.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    Phoenix doesn't remember prior to her 15th birthday. She has been accussed of murder and has 3 days to find the real killer. Phoenix doesn't remember prior to her 15th birthday. She has been accussed of murder and has 3 days to find the real killer.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I was a little nervous to start this book, not because I didn't think it would be amazing (which it is), but because I was on the fence on whether I liked Nix or not. When I read Cass's books I instantly loved her character, and I became really excited about reading Del's books after being introduced to her, especially after finding out about her connection to death. However I was never able to form an opinion of Nix - did I like her I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I was a little nervous to start this book, not because I didn't think it would be amazing (which it is), but because I was on the fence on whether I liked Nix or not. When I read Cass's books I instantly loved her character, and I became really excited about reading Del's books after being introduced to her, especially after finding out about her connection to death. However I was never able to form an opinion of Nix - did I like her, did I not? Was she good enough to be my girls sister? Well I instantly connected with Nix's character, there is something about her that is a little more... human/unsure? Not sure 100% how to describe but you know that little bit of doubt most of us experience, especially when we compare ourselves to others, where we just don't think we're all that special, not sure what we offer? Yeah, that's what Nix has, especially when it comes to her abilities, and it really made me connect her character as I could relate. Now I just want to take a minute to talk about the girls' hoards - I am a little sad that none of the girls are as treasure hungry, gold and gem hoarding dragons that see all the pretty sparklies and need to own them, even if someone else already owns them (this would 100% be me FYI). I love that all their hoards reflect who they are, and they are all surprising in their contents but the magpie in me just wants one of them to be like the dragon, Smaug, from The Hobbit, sleeping in a pile of gems and gold. Right, back onto this book - I think everyone will agree with me that Ares is drool-worthy. I don't know where all these glorious guys come from, but I appreciate it Linsey, I really do. So far I have really liked his personality and how he reacts to Nix, though I will be interested to see what comes next with the trials. I have to say I really like the introduction of his species (read it to find out what he is) as I don't remember any mentions in the previous books. I can't help but think there was a little foreshadowing going on when discussing the 3 power people for their society and the only way that anyone can make a change is to either have the majority vote or rule everything (sorry, I probably couldn't have made that more vague if I tried). Anyway, I really loved this book. I started it just before bed last night, only intending to read a chapter, and ended up devouring the entire books. Very glad I don't know what time I went to bed as I don't want to know how little sleep I went to work with today.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    I bought this back in 2017, and I don't know what 2017 me was thinking because aspects of this sounded good, but others didn't sound like my type of thing. I'm kind of over the sexy vampire dude thing, but I guess back then I wanted to try anything because I didn't really know what my taste was, or maybe it's changed. Either way the vampire romance stuff doesn't appeal to me, but I decided to give this a try anyway. I'm not planning on continuing with the series, though. I found this to be pretty I bought this back in 2017, and I don't know what 2017 me was thinking because aspects of this sounded good, but others didn't sound like my type of thing. I'm kind of over the sexy vampire dude thing, but I guess back then I wanted to try anything because I didn't really know what my taste was, or maybe it's changed. Either way the vampire romance stuff doesn't appeal to me, but I decided to give this a try anyway. I'm not planning on continuing with the series, though. I found this to be pretty average, not great, but okay I guess. It was thankfully short enough that I could get through it quickly. The story was not even 200 pages, and I think this is a bit odd given the age group it is targeted at. I would say it would probably be classified as young adult, although the age of the main character would put it more in the new adult category. Even so, for even a young adult fantasy 200 pages is very short, and I felt like the author was trying to cram too much into those pages. The story takes place over four days I think but it felt like the events needed to be spaced out more. I appreciated some of the pop culture references, but after a while it started to feel like there were too many of them. One or two can be interesting and work to flesh out the character, but too many start becoming noticeable and it took me out of the story. The characters were not fleshed out much and didn't seem like real people to me. They were pretty flat. There was not much to differentiate Cas and Del. Even Nix was pretty bland. There was some characterization hinted at but there wasn't much time to really go into detail because of the length of the book and how much of the plot the author tried to cover. The mystery was interesting enough I guess, though ai think the world-building could have used a bit more work. There just wasn’t a lot of room for world-building with all the other stuff going on. I was intrigued about the concept of Firesouls and how they can steal other people’s magic and are somehow related to dragons. I did want to know more but not enough to buy the sequel. It did seem like romance was thrown in at the last minute and rushed. Yes it was hinted at throughout but it was only really discussed in the last few pages. I was okay with the romance; I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. It was just okay, though I don’t think vampire romance is for me.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jessie Collins

    Fugitive of Magic, Dragons Gift :The Protector, Book 1 Linsey Hall I’ve been following Linsey since Braving Fate, the Mythean Arcana series came out. I love her ability to mix History, Romance, and Fantasy all together is a way that makes sense! Shes done it again with her newest book, Fugitive of Magic, Dragons Gift, The Protector Book 1. I have to say this is the best one yet! This series begins the story behind Nix, or Phoenix Knight, as she calls herself. One of a trio of strong, curvy, magical Fugitive of Magic, Dragons Gift :The Protector, Book 1 Linsey Hall I’ve been following Linsey since Braving Fate, the Mythean Arcana series came out. I love her ability to mix History, Romance, and Fantasy all together is a way that makes sense! Shes done it again with her newest book, Fugitive of Magic, Dragons Gift, The Protector Book 1. I have to say this is the best one yet! This series begins the story behind Nix, or Phoenix Knight, as she calls herself. One of a trio of strong, curvy, magically talented females with alpha tendencies and a "you don’t scare me" attitude. All 3 meet adversity headon, and they don’t lose many scuffles! All of their adventures deal with finding out who and what they really are, as they really don’t know much beyond when they first met. Nix, Cass and Del are 3 super talented ladies, each having different skills sets, which blend well together. They are more than best friends, they are sisters and don’t try anything they have each other’s back!! Together they run a magical treasure-hunting shop in Magic’s Bend, Oregon called Ancient Magic. Nix is the Protector of the trio, and looking out their front shop window, she sees trouble with a capital T coming toward Ancient Magic. Deciding they needed to “kick butt”, Cass and Nix meet “Trouble” outside and begin to defend their shop. Things were going pretty well when “trouble” began to multiply. One of the bad guys snagged something from Ancient Magic making Nix see red. Calling for Del, the fight went on until one of the bad guys threw a transport charm opening a portal. Throwing caution to the Wind, Nix following the stolen artifact, jumped into the portal too! This begins how Nix meets Ares, called the Enforcer, hes one tough hombre! Ares is part of the Vampire Council, the part that polices them. So what is he doing with messing with Nix? Who was the guy Nix could not save? What was he doing in Darklane to start with? And why does Nix only have 3 days to find out more about this person? Stay tuned or better yet get your own copy of Fugitive of Magic, you will be glad you did! I was given an ARC, but the Review is purely mine and freely given!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ave

    Rating: 2.25 meh stars. Overall opinion: meh (This is my first Linsey Hall novel. Apparently, it's the first book in the third series and I might have liked it more if I had started from book 1 series 1.) pros -Cool magic idea. Stealing magic from others by killing them? New, exciting, lots of potential. -Really bad puns are my weakness. -Women as friends! Badass women who support one another and care about one another. We need more female friendships in books. cons -Insta-lust over the man. I didn't s Rating: 2.25 meh stars. Overall opinion: meh (This is my first Linsey Hall novel. Apparently, it's the first book in the third series and I might have liked it more if I had started from book 1 series 1.) pros -Cool magic idea. Stealing magic from others by killing them? New, exciting, lots of potential. -Really bad puns are my weakness. -Women as friends! Badass women who support one another and care about one another. We need more female friendships in books. cons -Insta-lust over the man. I didn't see the chemistry between them, just a lot of "I shouldn't like him but I do." sighs -More powerful man. Why can't I ever have a woman that's as good as the man? I could argue that Nix's history knowledge gives her an advantage in one part of the book. However Ares knows Latin which balances it out. He's better than her in a fight, so he still has the advantage. -I felt like there wasn't a lot of conflict in this. Other than the case, the book read as "Oh, I need to knock out these guards? Bam, I get a sleep potion from someone immediately. Oh, I need a shield? I'll just conjure one. Oh, I need to go somewhere? Magical transportation, whoosh." They were essentially handed all the answers they needed. Maybe this is a case of it's not you, it's me, but I just didn't feel any tension or stakes. -Some errors. There's a dialogue tag that said Nix instead of Del and there are some grammar errors. -This is 110% it's not you, it's me. If I liked cheese, it would be a pro. I don't. I hate cheese and Nix has a cheese obsession. I despise cheese to the point where thinking about it makes me feel sick and the smell makes me want to throw up. Will I read the others? I don't know. I want to know more about the Monster. The blurb for Cass' first book looked interesting but I don't currently have KU. If I did, I probably would try at least one more book just to see if it was a little more interesting.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ariana

    Pro's & Con's list then some insight on some things :) **As a side-note I read this book first but then I realized that I should read Cass's series then Del's first so now I'm on the third of Cass's series trying to catch up. Pros 1P-Great female characters - especially that they look out for each other first. 2P- Great story Cons 1C- A little Stockholm syndrome-esque? 2C- Repetitious still 3C - Almost unoriginal to itself? 1C- The reason I bring up Stockholm syndrome is because even though Nix gets h Pro's & Con's list then some insight on some things :) **As a side-note I read this book first but then I realized that I should read Cass's series then Del's first so now I'm on the third of Cass's series trying to catch up. Pros 1P-Great female characters - especially that they look out for each other first. 2P- Great story Cons 1C- A little Stockholm syndrome-esque? 2C- Repetitious still 3C - Almost unoriginal to itself? 1C- The reason I bring up Stockholm syndrome is because even though Nix gets her life thrown away the moment death is put around her throat she still thinks her captor is....cute? More like hot and sexy but...he also threatens her? And it's kinda of taken as a misunderstanding because he's just doing what is the[his] law but he's (gathering from his fame & name as The Enforcer) done this to hundreds of people so how does this time make him softer? It may be a personal taste but I find it weird, especially when he gets her food and she thinks so highly of him...cause he feeds her? Like a regular person should? 2C- Still a bit repetitious with going over Connor's, Claire's, Cass's, Del's, etc... powers, locations, relationships, and more over and over. 3C- I almost scared to say this last one because like pointed out earlier (**). But there is a character called The Origin and now there's The Enforcer? And both (in my head) look almost the same even to the point where they have multiple powers? It could be more creative on this front at least. I really do like this series ideas with the female characters lead especially when at times they think of each other instead of falling into their male captors (or male counterparts) arms. They put each other first, and it's a great urban fantasy - honestly it's really hard to find anything like this! But it just needs more editing! Again I don't know how editing works but it at least needs a few more look overs before being published!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I wish the romance sub-plot was a little less formulaic. In each woman’s sub-series a handsome, powerful, extremely wealthy man has immediately been introduced as love interest. It’s true that each one has been a little more organic and compelling than the previous, but it’s still extremely formulaic and takes some of the interest out of the plot. I have to admit, though, I’m not yet tired of seeing male leads who respect their female counterparts. Ares is an interesting character. He isn’t your I wish the romance sub-plot was a little less formulaic. In each woman’s sub-series a handsome, powerful, extremely wealthy man has immediately been introduced as love interest. It’s true that each one has been a little more organic and compelling than the previous, but it’s still extremely formulaic and takes some of the interest out of the plot. I have to admit, though, I’m not yet tired of seeing male leads who respect their female counterparts. Ares is an interesting character. He isn’t your typical brooding, seductive vampire. He’s a bit more human than that, which is a nice approach. Nix is my favorite sister to read about. She has a sort of wholesome, sensitive vibe going, and it brings something new to the mix. Both Cass and Del were very much on the typical urban fantasy snark end. But this hasn’t in any way stopped Nix from being tough and self-reliant, which is good. She has the most utilitarian of the girls’ abilities–conjuration–but hasn’t yet absorbed the powers of any others, putting her at a bit of a disadvantage. Of course we know that won’t last, no matter how much the idea of stealing powers disgusts her. We do find out some of why that’s the case as she starts to remember bits and pieces of her past (much as what happened to the other two women). Del almost had to worry more about her Phantom side being discovered than she did her FireSoul side, so it’s interesting to get back to the FireSoul thread. Ares’s mother used to hunt FireSouls, and the vampires do turn them in to the Magica when they’re discovered. So Nix still has to worry about displaying her powers. This is a great start to the latest sub-series in this world, and I look forward to reading more! Original review posted on my blog: http://www.errantdreams.com/2018/11/r...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelly J

    Summary: Tucked away in a little place in Oregon called Magic’s Bend lives 3 firesouls. Nix, Cass and Del own a magical treasure-hunting business which was about to get robbed or at least the robbers thought. Nix finds herself following 2 of the robbers into an unknown portal and ends up in a dark alley but where? She saw something she should not have, she tried to help and in return she is being held by the Vampire courts as a suspect to a murder. What I thought of the book: Let me start off by Summary: Tucked away in a little place in Oregon called Magic’s Bend lives 3 firesouls. Nix, Cass and Del own a magical treasure-hunting business which was about to get robbed or at least the robbers thought. Nix finds herself following 2 of the robbers into an unknown portal and ends up in a dark alley but where? She saw something she should not have, she tried to help and in return she is being held by the Vampire courts as a suspect to a murder. What I thought of the book: Let me start off by saying this book is an easy read if you don’t have young children, several crochet projects or a busy life. (Like who doesn’t have a busy life)I don’t do spoiler alerts and very seldom do I do quotes from the book. I want each reader to have their own experience with the book. I thought this book was well written, the author snatches you to attention from the very first page and holds on to your attention until the very end, and the story doesn’t confuse you when it goes from present to past. The author does leave you hanging on to your seats at the end but hey that is what a good 1st book of a series does. Ending: Can Nix find the real murder in time or will the Vampire court find her not only guilty of a murder but the magical secret she is hiding. What will happen to Cass and Del if Nix is found guilty or if her magical secret is discovered? Read the book to find out.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    In the magical world Fire Souls are to be hunted down and killed. They have the ability to suck the power out any being. However, three women lost their memories when they were dumped into a field at teenagers. They are Fire Souls and they live their lives under the radar. Nix own a relic shop. Some are real and others are knock offs. One thing for sure is that she doesn't tolerate people trying to steal from her. When she thwarts an attempt of demons stealing from her store she is thrust into a In the magical world Fire Souls are to be hunted down and killed. They have the ability to suck the power out any being. However, three women lost their memories when they were dumped into a field at teenagers. They are Fire Souls and they live their lives under the radar. Nix own a relic shop. Some are real and others are knock offs. One thing for sure is that she doesn't tolerate people trying to steal from her. When she thwarts an attempt of demons stealing from her store she is thrust into a realm where she witnesses a murder of an elderly man. She tried to help him but failed. Unfortunately, this man was an important ally of the vampires and now they think she is responsible for his death. They have sent their enforcer, Ares, a handsome vamp (Aren't they always?) who saddles Nix with a neck brace that will cause her head to explode in three days if she can't prove her innocence. What ensues is a romping good reading adventure! I really enjoyed this book much more than I ever expected. The world building was good, great characters and snarky humor (In my opinion the best kind). While the read is rather short (220 pages), nothing was left out. If the quality of this reads follows into the next installment I may have found a new series favorite. Let's hope I'm right. Highly recommended!

  29. 5 out of 5

    anjuli

    This was a fast paced read. I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. This is part of the Dragon's Gift (Seeker, Huntress and Protector) Urban fantasy series. This is Nix's story. It seems each mini series is based on separate MC. Nix, is a firesoul and is in hiding with her soul sisters. She also hunts artifacts on the side as part of her living. Due to unexpected events she's sucked into a murder investigation with the Vampire court. And, she's the prime suspect. Her clock i This was a fast paced read. I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. This is part of the Dragon's Gift (Seeker, Huntress and Protector) Urban fantasy series. This is Nix's story. It seems each mini series is based on separate MC. Nix, is a firesoul and is in hiding with her soul sisters. She also hunts artifacts on the side as part of her living. Due to unexpected events she's sucked into a murder investigation with the Vampire court. And, she's the prime suspect. Her clock is ticking as if she doesn't find the real murderer she's going to go boom! literally. The vampire investigator in the lead is none other than the fierce Vampire enforcer, the strongest of them - Ares. He's hot (what else?), deadly, unique in his own way and dead set on getting his vengeance on killing one of their own. Thus begins their investigation and temporary truce. The hunt for truth leads them to other dark secrets that Nix did not see it coming. The story went fast. The world building is pretty basic. I'm assuming it might be more in Ancient Magic as that's the first book in the whole series. I still enjoyed it and want to continue with it for now. I liked Ares and Nix enough. The romance is minimal as that's secondary to the story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    alicat ♡➹♡

    3.75 stars. Well this was entertaining! I read this book as part of a MacHalo Group challenge to utilize my KU more and for some reason failed to see this was part of a longer series. I didn't feel like I missed out but was happy to see I could start from the beginning as Nix (the main) had two pals who seem like their stories have already been told (and they have!) This story was entertaining. I loved Nix, the main character, she is quirky and pretty awesome - she can conjure weapons out of thin 3.75 stars. Well this was entertaining! I read this book as part of a MacHalo Group challenge to utilize my KU more and for some reason failed to see this was part of a longer series. I didn't feel like I missed out but was happy to see I could start from the beginning as Nix (the main) had two pals who seem like their stories have already been told (and they have!) This story was entertaining. I loved Nix, the main character, she is quirky and pretty awesome - she can conjure weapons out of thin air and knows how to use them. At the start she gets framed for murder and has to force the Vampire Court which does not believe in due process. Basically she has three days to prove her innocence, at first she doesn't even have that option but she manages to convince the vampire enforcer to let her help out on his investigation. She is funny and pretty awesome but not over the top. I guess my biggest issues will probably be solved by actually reading the other books - I felt like some things were glossed over and it was probably because they were already covered, duh! I did feel like Nix was a bit too quirky - just slightly too much at a couple moments, and while I was nervous about the potential romance being cheesy I'm happy to say that was not an issue.

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