This book made me realize that I should probably read more fantasy books.
Thank you so much to The Write Reads and Devri Walls for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a complimentary digital copy. Special thanks to Noly for making the banner!
- Child endangerment
- Character Death
- Rape (inferred)
Premise (from Goodreads)
Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before…Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities.
Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping.
By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators.
Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the council.
Review (No Spoilers)
When I agreed to be part of this blog tour, I was worried because I tend to avoid the fantasy genre as a whole. After reading this book, I’m now realizing that I should probably read a lot more fantasies lol.
The plot of Magic Unleashed was by far my favorite part. Reading about the different types of creatures and being immersed into a new world was absolutely amazing. I was so invested in wanting to know what was going to happen next that by the time I got to the end of the book, I wanted so much more. To me, the ending felt more to me like the end of a Part 1 of a multi-part novel. I felt like I didn’t get the closure that I like to feel at the end of the book. And although this was upsetting for me, it ensured that I’m definitely going to continue the series. I need to know what happens!
On top of enjoying the plot, I also really enjoyed the characters. I’ll admit that I still don’t quite know who is who–fantasy books have so many names–but I felt for all of the main characters. I’ve actually already claimed my favorite character of the series which is something I like to avoid because I have a favorite character curse (my favorite character almost always dies). I won’t tell you who it is because I don’t want to spoil anything but if you want to know, just ask!
Whether you’re into fantasy or on the fence about it like me, I recommend trying out this series. I mean, just look at that beautiful cover. How could you not?