Thursday, November 17, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - MAGIC AT THE GATE by DEVON MONK - ALLIE BECKSTROM # 5

By : Devon Monk
Published By:  ROC
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library , 346 Pages

RATING : 5 SMOKIN SHAMUS STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Allie Beckstrom's lover, Zayvion Jones, is a Guardian of the Gate, imbued with both light and dark magic and responsible for ensuring that those energies don't mix. But Zayvion lies in a coma, his soul trapped in death's realm. And when Allie discovers that the only way to save Zayvion is to sacrifice her very own magical essence, she makes a decision that may have grave consequences for the entire world.




BOOK REVIEW:



This is the best book in the series to date. Devon really gave us everything in this book.


I didn’t mind that Zay had a stint in a coma as we got lots of Shamus. I loved Shame in, ‘Magic on the Storm’, but I LOVED Shame even more in Magic at the Gate. Devon writes Shamus Flynn very well and he is a cool guy who is smexi and hot but at the same time you keep guessing what his thing is he has with Terric. Is it going to be a bromance? I think it may end up that way, and I don’t mind at all. There’s something very manly and protective about Shamus , but at the same time he is very vulnerable and maybe needs to take a look at himself and admit a thing or two.


I think Terric knows what he wants, it’s Shamus that needs to sort himself out and stop making excuses for how he feels.


Stone is still such a great character who pops up. I love the big guy.


This series is very addictive. After reading this book I am even more addicted. Bummer I have to get on the reserve list again for Magic on the Hunt, down at local library.


Devon Monk has given us, death, resurrection, love, betrayal, kick ass magic wielding action scenes with hot guys throwing their arms out and looking all smexi while they shut gates and protect those they care for. That whole, wind blowing around them, eyes shut, head down, powerful stance thing that visually you see so well when reading.


Shamus and Terric really work their mojo together rather nicely. You actually want Shamus and Terric to get their thing happening, if that is what is in the storyline for them.


Allie is really becoming accepted by the Authority, but at the same time you can tell she is going to be so much more.


Daniel is still having me question what he has in store for his daughter. Sometimes he appears to protect her, but is that just to keep her alive so he can use her to get his immortality that he so craves. I hope Allie can trust her father to not throw her under the bus. There are just so many question marks surrounding his behaviour with Mikhail and what all the outcome of all Daniels preparation and inventing and blaa..blaa....


I do wonder about Violet’s bub, if Daniel can use Allie the way he does, what would stop him using the bub. Let’s face it, when it comes to Daniel, Devon keeps pulling all sorts of things out of a hat that as the reader you don’t see coming.


This is a really ‘cool’series that has enormous potential to be a badass long series of books. Devon’s imagination is quite incredible. She really was on fire with this book.


Looking for an uber cool urban fantasy series? Well this is it.


FAVE QUOTE:


“I wouldn’t want you to get in the shower and then pass out or some such . How about if I help you get out of your clothes? I’m an expert in platonic undressings.” He gave me that wicked smile.


“Give it a rest. I’m not going to strip naked in front of you, and I’d rather pee in private.”


“Half the injuries in a home happen in the bathroom. What kind of friend would I be to let you face that kind of danger alone? I mean , sure, you walked out of death , but this is a shower.”


“Shame. Get out of my bathroom.”






Michelle

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