Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #2)
by Annette Marie
What is it about:
When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.
It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender—but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?
Then my favorite guild members—three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages—asked for my help. Did they want access to my encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails? Oh no. They wanted to wrap me up in a pretty ribbon and plunk me in the crosshairs of a murderous rogue to lure him out of hiding.
So that's what we did. And that's why I'm here. About to be kidnapped. Oh, and our grand plan for safely capturing said murderous rogue? Yeah, that completely fell apart about two minutes ago.
Why did I agree to this again?
Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn't a reverse harem. It's 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.
What did I think of it:
I loved the first book in this series, so I was very happy when I got the second book for Sinterklaas.
And this book is just as much fun as the first.
The action starts up soon and Tori soon finds herself in trouble. Luckily she is resourceful and not afraid to use other people's magical artifacts. As she tries to find and save a kidnapped young girl, she discovers secrets that may lead to her being the one who needs rescuing instead.
The story is fast-paced, fun, and suspenseful. I would have loved a few more scenes with Ezra, who is becoming my favorite mage, but there were new characters who were also very intriguing. I finished the book almost in one sitting as I couldn't put it down.
All in all a fun and very enjoyable read. You bet I will get my trotters on book three as soon as it releases.
Why should you read it:
It's a cool and fun Urban Fantasy read.
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