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review 2015-03-12 02:49
´╗┐Review: Deadly Spells (Prospero's War #3) by Jaye Wells
Deadly Spells - Jaye Wells

Very glad this is not the end of this series!!

What I liked: There was an error on Goodreads that indicated this would be a trilogy. I think every one panicked, including me. The world Ms Wells has created in this series is certainly worthy and entertaining enough for more than three books! 

The previous book, Cursed Moon wasn't my favorite. I'm not sure which is harder for the writer, the first book or the second. So much to establish in the first entry but enough to keep the reader hooked and then following it up with another to lay the ground work for the series as a whole. 

Ms Wells is moving this series characters slowly forward but not without drama, character development and world building. I like the flow of Deadly Spells, it's at the perfect speed with a crescendo here and there. I'm still not exactly sure what Volos is up to and how his character is going to shake out (that's a good thing). I have no doubt he's not a very good guy but there seems to be more going on with him than we've been privy too so far.

Kate had me a bit frustrated concerning her love life and feelings in this installment of the series. I couldn't get a good read on her and her expectations for her life until right at the end. Her actions at the end gave me a better feeling for her character and her actions.

Of course there are a myriad of other characters and we finally get to know a bit more about Agent Gardner and how her life spun out of control.  I really like her character as she seems to be grounded but a bit mysterious.

What I didn't like: It wasn't so much about what I didn't like as more what frustrated me. Kate!! Back and forth with her emotions and her feelings. Yeah, I know, not a bit deal but I wanted her to "man up" a few times but it turned out okay....for now.

Overall, a good solid read. If you like Urban Fantasy and police procedurals, you'll really enjoy Deadly Spells!!

Recommend!!!!

Source: www.justtalkingbooks.com/blog/review-deadly-spells-prosperos-war-3-by-jaye-wells
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review 2014-02-11 22:23
New Release Review: Dirty Magic
Dirty Magic - Jaye Wells

Dirty Magic is the first book in Jaye Wells' new urban fantasy series Prospero's War. Dirty Magic is a solid, action packed, magic infused thrill ride and a fantastic start to a new and original series. Dirty Magic is the story of Babylon Police Department's Officer Kate Prospero as she investigates some strange goings on in the Cauldron, a very seedy part of her city. This is an urban fantasy that reads like a crime procedural novel.

 

At first, I found the book bogged down with a lot of information. No detail is spared and it does slow down the narrative for a short time. Even though the details are fascinating, this may put off some readers - keep reading - it will be worth your time. This is an incredible world full of different kinds of magic and policing bodies for said magic, as well as some really interesting characters. Once I got through that first third of the book, I had difficulty putting the book down.

 

There's so much to like about this book. The world building is phenomenal, the plot is action packed and full of interesting twists. I loved Kate - what a tough cookie! I can't even begin to imagine how complex law enforcement could be in a world full of magic and corruption. The magic is really neat. Potions are the drug of choice and some of them are quite deadly.

 

Dirty Magic is a strong start to an exciting new urban fantasy series. I can't wait for the next book, Cursed Moon.

 

Thank you to NetGalley and Orbit for a review copy of this book

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/556422114
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