Magic Resistant by Veronica Del Rosa
Series: Enforcers and Coterie #1
Published by Self-published on August 19, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
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First in the Enforcers and Coterie series, each one is a standalone book delving deeper into a world where magic co-exists peacefully with the ordinary, for the most part...
Julia Hill doesn't have time for men. Life's complicated enough as a Mage Enforcer keeping the peace in the magical community. And letting someone get too close to her could expose her secret, one that carries an automatic death sentence.
Jackson Thorne's a fugitive, blamed for summoning and losing control of a demon. A frame job, he swears, but all the evidence points to his guilt. Nowhere to turn and only a handful of friends to rely on, he must evade the Enforcers pursuing him.
Kidnapped by Jackson, Julia falls deeper under his spell. Escape from him seems impossible when her body doesn't want to go, but can she trust him?
More is going on than either realizes. Unraveling the evidence against Jackson reveals a darker, more twisted conspiracy: enslavement, deadly hunts and forbidden rituals. Will they uncover the truth before it incites a bloody civil war?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Magic Resistant begins with an insight into the life of Julie who has been assigned to Marcus, a respected and talented Mage / Enforcer. She has been Marcus’ sidekick (relegated to not much more than an observer) for what seems like forever, waiting for the day that she will be able to contribute to maintaining the law amongst the magic world. It takes a mission to go wrong for Julia to put her years of training into action. Luckily, she does well and fights for her life using the minimal weapons she has been left with. Proving all the time she spent training was time well spent. Life as an enforcer is not easy, especially for a trainee that has her own secrets. Finally close to the action, Julia gets to put her many years of training into action. It’s an unexpected opportunity but one she meets with skill and confidence.
Chance places Julia in the company of Jackson, a fugitive, who she ends up being drawn in to assist him right a wrong. To do so they must remain under the radar. Pooling their resources together, they set out on a mission to get to the bottom of why Jackson has been set up and at the same time manage to develop an appreciation for each others talents on and off the job!
A good story with a tendency to become overly descriptive in parts. This is always a sticky point when reading a PNF book due to the essential world building but the trick is to give just enough information to accept the setting and keep the story flowing.
The characters were good and likeable. It’s got everything from Vampires, Werewolves, Mages, Fae and well you get the idea, it’s the whole shebang of the PNF world working together to maintain balance and co-exist harmoniously alongside humans. The story focuses on the paranormal inhabitants in the world as we know it. The one who caught my attention was Dawn, the scenes where she featured were my favourite. A wise woman that had no fear in facing her challenges and a genuine friend to Julia.
Sylie’s story is next with a teaser chapter at the end of this book and it looks good. Looking forward to more in this series and I’m hoping that Dawn has a book planned soon!
Lily’s Rating: 3.5 stars
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