Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - MAGIC IN THE SHADOWS by DEVON MONK - ALLIE BECKSTROM # 3

By : Devon Monk
Published By : Harper Voyager
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library , 489 Pages 

RATING : 4.5 SHAMUS AND STONE STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Allison Beckstrom's magic has taken its toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories-including those of the man she supposedly loves. But lost memories aren't the only things preying on Allie's thoughts.
  
Her late father, the prominent businessman-and sorcerer-Daniel Beckstrom, has somehow channeled himself into her very mind. With the help of The Authority, a secret organization of magic users, she hopes to gain better control over her own abilities-and find a way to deal with her father...

BOOK REVIEW:



Talk about Jedi mind tricks. Dear ol dad is really working his mind mojo in this book. I do like this angle that Devon has taken with Allie’s character. For a man that she hadn’t seen for 7 years, to now living within her, listening, watching through her eyes, wow! Great angle, still lots of dad mystery that we need to understand.


I’m still not sure if Daniel is evil or if he is half evil when he wants to be or totally misunderstood. I think I have trouble getting my head around Violet and Daniel’s connection. Violet appears not evil , caring, sweet, intelligent, but at the same time she knew what her husband was up to. I do scratch my head when it comes to this relationship. Is Violet hiding another side like Poison Ivy from Batman? I can’t place these two together in a relationship without wondering about Violet’s motives. She appears sweet and caring, is she? Is Daniel this take over the world dude that would sacrifice his daughter for that power? Did he throw his partner under the bus to claim the sole patent or is there more to that story?


The Authority, who can Allie trust? Many thoughts spin through my head with this group. Jingo Jingo is just plain, wrong, creepy, I think.


The story line is really opening up now, we are getting to know Zay better. He is not so much a mystery anymore. He still has his secrets, but as the reader we are finally getting a deeper understanding of this Zen guy and what he is truly capable of.


Allie is now more in Zay’s world and having to prove herself.


I love where Stotts and Nola are going, kind of sweet.


Stone, what can I say, I just love the guy. I love his plumbing fascination, ha!


Shamus, I am really digging his smart ass attitude. He doesn’t appear like it, but he is a solid guy you want on your team. I want to know more.


There was a lot going on in this instalment, new characters, some of my Q’s are answered. I find Devon keeps the mystery of certain characters slowly unfolding within each book. She doesn’t like to give too much away, keeps reader guessing. Daniel is still quite a mystery, Violet has me wondering about the side of the fence she is on, not sure why, but I keep questioning her in my mind.


I’m looking forward to the next book , Magic on the Storm.


Michelle

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