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Bound by Magic is the first book in the Magic Awakened series.
Please note that I did not record any triggers for this book.
Magic I never wanted. Power I can’t control. And four alluring men who are the key to it all.
Ever since the Great Death killed two thirds of the magical population, the magically Gifted have used their powers to oppress the Blighted—anyone without magic. Surviving as one of the Blighted in a city like Denver means I have to be quicker, smarter, and fiercer than the magical beings that rule the city.
I get by just fine working as a mercenary and assassin until I take a job on my twenty-fifth birthday. What should be a routine take-down of an incubus and his buddies turns into a major clusterf#ck when something inside me goes haywire.
Turns out, I do have magic. And it’s so powerful, it’s bound these four men to me.
Jae, the thoughtful, intelligent mage with a sadness in him I can’t help but want to heal. Fenris, the sexy, devil-may-care wolf shifter with the killer grin. Akio, the incubus who pushes all my buttons—in the best and worst ways. And Corin, the human from my past who still holds a piece of my heart.
They’re part of an underground rebellion working for equality among the races and fighting back against the magical elite. And according to them, I may just be the missing piece in their battle.
I’m Lana Crow. Mercenary. Gifted. Rebel. And my story is just beginning…
From GoodReads [x]:
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Jumping right into my review of Bound by Magic, I’m going to say that the beginning of this book felt forced. Though admittedly, quickly after the story had more of a natural feel and flow.
Within this first book there’s only one point of view, and I am so thankful for that. If there were to be more than one point of view within the book…I truly feel that there would be too much going on at once.
Initially I didn’t how like the main tone of the book was pretty much “only the rich get to eat and live, and everyone else doesn’t deserve anything.”
Surprisingly, there weren’t any sexual scenes in Bound by Magic. That was interesting in and of itself. Though I will admit that there are some seriously steamy/sexy make-out scenes.
Overall I enjoyed Bound by Magic, but I don’t believe that I particularly liked it. I had high hopes for the story (especially this first book), and I felt let down. Which is completely on me!!
I gave Bound by Magic, 2 stars.
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