Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Darkest Magic: A Review (Spirit and Thieves #2)

Goodreads Description:

In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes's highly acclaimed Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, danger looms and the mystery deepens as two warring evils vie for possession of one elusive, powerful book.

Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca's spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for.

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down.

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession.

New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with volume two of the Book of Spirits and Thieves series, an epic contemporary saga perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.
My Review:

Well, this book had a lot of twists and turns I wasn't expecting.

We dive a little deeper into the history of Crys's and Becca's family and just how messed up they are. We learn secrets that will change everything...but will it save them, or help them?

I will say, most of the humor in this book lied with Maddox and Barnabas. They were my two favorite characters. The banter they had, as well as the friendship they had, made for a wonderful comic relief among the tense situations.

And let's not forget the hilarity of the talking head they acquire.

As the series continues, I like Farrell less and less. He is weak-minded, hot-headed, and a push over. He's a weak character who causes havoc from his stupidity. I wonder, now that circumstances have changed (drastically, but I won't spoil) what he will do now.

I have come to really like Becca. She's strong and smart, and willing to get things done. Her older sister Crys, rushes into things and keeps secrets she has no right to. I wonder how strong their sisterhood will be as the series continues.

And most of all, how much will modern day Canada become wrapped into the Mytica world??

This was another great book by Morgan Rhodes. I love the world she has created.

3.5 out of 5!

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