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Stolen Magic (Shadows of the Immortals Book 1) Kindle Edition
About the Author
Marina Finlayson is a reformed wedding organist who now writes fantasy. She is the author of the Shadows of the Immortals series, the Magics Return series, and the Proving novels. She lives in Sydney, Australia--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B01M117UO1
- Publisher : Finesse Solutions (18 October 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 4523 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 264 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 17,397 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was hoping after a chapter or 2 that it wasn't going to be a buzz word book, however, a few chapters in, the flow of the story kicked into gear and I couldn't put it down.
The ending was surprising and fortunately for me, the 2nd book came out just as I finished this one. So I've purchased it already and can't wait to dig in.
I really enjoyed it.
Top reviews from other countries
You’re probably wondering what a shaper is. Shapers are basically mages that have the ability to control an element or two. The plot itself is quite unique but if you’re expecting everything to be wrapped up in a neat little bow by the end of the novel, you will be disappointed. Hopefully all our questions will be answered throughout the rest of the series.
I’m not sure what to say about Lexi without giving too much away, so I’ll just say, that so far, I like her. Secret aside, she seems to be a very normal woman, that’s just trying to live her life as best she can. She may be a thief by trade but she’s loyal to those she considers her friends, even if she doesn’t trust them all with every part of her. Jake, like most Alpha male types, is likely to annoy you at the start, but rest assured, he becomes more likeable as time goes on. He breezes in with a sense of entitlement, expecting people (more specifically Lexi) to fall in line and do what he says. Fortunately, despite her fear, Lexi isn’t the sort to let anyone, even a shaper, control her.
I will be continuing with this series, as I enjoyed the pacing and plot of the story and am eager to find out what happens next.
Suggested Audience: Teen Paranormal Romance
Sexual content: Negligible
Cautionary element(s): Kidnapping. Animal deaths.
The fact that there is nothing in the book that isn't a cliche would be somewhat forgivable if it was at least competently written.
There weren't any glaring spelling or grammatical errors, but that was the high point.
The characters were one-dimensional and were pretty much one or two descriptive words each. These are thief (one home invasion gone wrong to prove it); bad guy; friend (but can I trust him?); friend (hothead); friend (pregnant) etc.
It felt rushed, and everything seemed abrupt. If every third paragraph started with the word 'suddenly' it would have read the same, and at least you'd know that's what you're getting.
In summary, it was a tired cliche and a chore to read. What a snooze! By the time I was about a third of the way through, I was mostly looking forward to it ending so I could stop reading it.
A well written paranormal mystery with lots of intrigue and a splash of romance. It’s obvious that there’s much more to Lexi’s story and I’m really looking forward to reading the next book, which will be in just a moment!
If I could have got a feel the character and her purpose sooner, I may have read the entire story. However, there was nothing in the early writing to keep me involved, which makes for a short review.
If you like shifter tales, you may well see the story in a different light. I didn’t read enough to tell whether it was brilliant. By the same measure, I can’t say if it hits the opposite end of the scale.