Twisted Magic

Twisted Magic: Twisted Magic Book OneTwisted Magic: Twisted Magic Book One
by Rainy Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Recommendation: Super High
(I received this book Free via Booksprout in exchange for my honest review)

I have to say, going into this book, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. Only because going in, I had this pre-assumption that it would be like a lot of urban paranormal fantasies that I’ve read throughout the years. And at first, it did start like that, and I was a little frustrated at some of our MC's obviously non-common sense decisions.

But as I read on, I realize that this wasn’t going to be like all those other books I’ve read in the past. Sure, it follows some similar tropes and clichés; at this point, I think they’re just staples in these types of books you can’t get away from them. But what this author did was take those staple pieces and turned them into something new.

Our MC is naive about the paranormal world and her magic. What sets her apart is that she recognizes this fault and realizes she’s in way above her head. At one point was convinced that this was going to be your typical -MC get sudden fighting knowledge and a crazy power up-ending. It was, however, not like that at all. That ending is what sold the rest of the series for me.

Though it wasn’t your typical ending, I liked how the ending came to be. Our MC used the skills and knowledge she gained over the years from her magic and put them into practical use. Basically, she tapped into some hidden tactical skills, used critical thinking and came up with an awesome solution to assist in overpowering the evil.

Honestly, as I have said, that whole ending 100% sold the series for me, and I am itching to start the next book. There was no Insta love, and nothing was impeding the plot. The world-building could’ve used a bit more work; there could’ve been some more background on her sister and their circumstances, but I believe those things will be brought up in the books to come. I have this odd feeling about her sister, and I hope my suspicion isn’t right.

Overall this was a fantastic book that took me by surprise. I’m glad that I continue reading on and put my personal bias aside. I’m happy to have found a series that ignited that long-forgotten spark that I had for urban paranormal fantasy.

I am super excited for the rest of the series, so please take my super high recommendation and my sample approval that you will love this book. Go in it without any preconceptions and just read it as if you’ve never read anything about the paranormal in your life.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

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