Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jinx's Magic by Sage Blackwood

It's bad enough having magic when it's forbidden.  It's even worse when you don't know how to handle it...

Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy of this ebook to read for review (thank you).  The book will be on sale January 7th, so check with your local bookstore then.  If you haven't read Jinx yet, I recommend you do.  It's a delightful book and is the first in this series.

The Wizard Simon is supposed to be teaching Jinx how to use his magic.  The fact that Simon isn't the best wizard doesn't help.  Nor does the fact that Jinx's magic seems to be drawn from the trees.  That's not how it's supposed to work!

The Bonemaster has been warded into his castle and is out of the picture for most of the story, but danger is still around and he escapes.  He also captures Simon again.

This tale talks to me because Jinx has a relationship with the trees.  He's trying to save them from the woodcutters (which is almost impossible just like in Amazon forests now).  He has a talking werewolf friend, which is also impossible.  He also has a love interest, even if she isn't interested in him.  When Simon gets captured by the Bonemaster again, he's going to have to save him.  What he doesn't realize is just how difficult that is going to be.  Everyone he used to depend on isn't there anymore.  He's not doing well at making new friends.  Life is tough when you're an apprentice wizard.  Jinx doesn't give up, though...

The book was also excellent and I'm anxious to read the next in the series.  Jinx is different from the others.  I'm wondering just how different and what that means for him.  I'm also hopeful the next book might get us closer to that answer.

Happy reading.

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