Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: Illicit Magic

Illicit Magic

by Camilla Chafer
Series: Stella Mayweather Paranormal Series #1
Release date: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Audacious
Pages: 220 (epub)
Second book: "Unruly Magic" 31st July 2011

Introduction from Goodreads:

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again... Young witch, Stella, has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from. There is more than one dark secret in her new family: √Čtoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human? There is only one secret that someone will do anything to keep quiet, but whose secret is it and will Stella have to pay the price for silence?

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Right now, if I could, I'd love to read the second part of this series just because I really want to know what happens next to Stella.

But first thing first, you need to know what I'm taking about, right? Illicit Magic is the first book of this series and introduce us to Stella, a simple girl with a simple boring life, and not because she wants a boring life but because everybody is scared of her so they keep their distance. Why? Well, as you can guess from the title of the book there's something special about Stella: she can use magic. But since she doesn't know what's "wrong" with her all type of weird things and calamities happen around her. So she is always alone and kind of used to it. That is of course until a series of horrible murders happened in England and her live turns upside down as she turns out to be the next target...

Stella is a strong girl, she has learnt to take care of herself and, despite the fact that she never had a friend is a very nice and easygoing person.

In this book we can see a "love triangle" between Marc - a warlock that for some reason can't use magic-, Stella and Evan -Stella's teacher- that is a very handsome man that hides a secret and that seems to dislike her a lot. At least in the beginning, that's it.

Camilla's writing was very good, I could always picture the people, the scenes and the fights and for that I'm really happy. The variety of characters and their personalities was really... how can I describe it? Entertaining I think is the right word. I personally enjoyed this book a lot, I can't wait to read the next one!

Alaiel's Rating:

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  1. Yes, the cover attracted me too!
    Super nice cover..

    I love fantasy and romance so the combination of both makes this a must-read!

    Thanks Alaiel!


  2. i love books about magic. who wouldn't want magical powers? i very much enjoyed your review and will definitely add this to my 'must read' list. and while it isn't good to completely 'judge a book by its cover' the cover does have a lot to do with whether i even pick the book up to look at. and this cover and title did grab my attention.


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