{Review+Giveaway} Mad Magic by Nicole Conway @ANConway @Month9Books

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{Review+Giveaway} Mad Magic by Nicole Conway @ANConway @Month9Books

{Review+Giveaway} Mad Magic by Nicole Conway @ANConway @Month9BooksMad Magic by Nicole Conway
Pages: 300
Published by Month9Books on November 14, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse... she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.

YA Review My Thoughts

Mad Magic is the first book in the Mad Magic saga by author Nicole Conway. Nicole Conway is a new to me author, but after devouring Mad Magic in one night, I can’t wait for more from her. Mad Magic and I got off to a bit of a slow start, but once I fell into the world we became kind of obsessed with each other. I really loved this book, and I am so beyond excited that there will be more in this saga.

Mad Magic is the story of Josie. Josie’s parents passed away earlier in her life and she was kind of taken in by a mysterious benefactor. I say kind of because she doesn’t seem to actually see very much of Ben, but he does pay her bills. She lives on her own. But Josie is plagued by invisible demons. I have to be honest. I was a little bored by the start of the story. It felt kind of formulaic; like a story I had seen done many times before with the dead parents and the mysterious past. But all of my worries evaporated the second I met Zeph. I swooned nearly as hard as Josie did for Zeph. I really loved him. In fact, the swoony romance was my favorite part of the story.

After Zeph came into the picture, I became totally absorbed with the world that Nicole Conway created. It was magical and twisty turny and just an all around excellent read. I love faeries and Mad Magic took some new twists on the fae, which I appreciated but still had all the elements I love from a fae fantasy. I can’t wait for more. There are also some great secondary characters in Mad Magic, like Elderick. (How could you not love Elderick??)

Bottom line: Once I got past my little hiccup at the start of the story, I fully fell in love with Mad Magic. I loved the plot, the pacing, the world the characters and the romance. This read was thoroughly enjoyable for me and I can’t wait for more. Mad Magic was a big hit in my book.

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Tour Schedule:


Week One:

1/1/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

1/1/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review


1/2/2018- Wandering Bark Books– Excerpt

1/2/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review


1/3/2018- Lost in Ever After– Interview

1/3/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview


1/4/2018- Book Briefs– Review

1/4/2018- Ikram Reads A Lot– Review


1/5/2018-  Books and Ladders Review

1/5/2018- Rambling Reviews– Review


1/6/2018- Just Commonly– Review


Week Two:

1/8/2018- Once Upon a Twilight– Excerpt

1/8/2018- Step Into A Book World– Review


1/9/2018- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

1/9/2018- Book-Keeping Review


1/10/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

1/10/2018- Pervy Ladies Books– Review


1/11/2018- My Crea Bookish Kingdom– Review

1/11/2018- The Book Recluse Review– Review


1/12/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

1/12/2018- Abooktropolis– Review



About Nicole Conway

My name is Ashley “Nicole” Conway. I’m originally from North Alabama and attended Auburn University where I earned a BA in English with a concentration in Classics & Mythology. I’m happily married and have one son, Ethan.  I also have a cat, Mr. Darcy, and a dog named Phoebe.

Writing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and to be able to do it as a full-time career is something I take as a great blessing and honor. My heart is in children’s literature, specifically middle-grade and young adult fantasy. I’m best known for my MG/YA fantasy series THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, which is published by Month9Books. The second series, THE DRAGONRIDER LEGACY, just launched this fall!

My other works in include MAD MAGIC (2017), THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (2017), SCALES (tbd), and SHATTERBEAST (tbd).

I am represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel.

Look for my books on Amazon.com and at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstores!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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18 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Mad Magic by Nicole Conway @ANConway @Month9Books”

  1. Jen

    I love swoony romance and urban fantasy, so this sounds like something I’d love! Plus now I realllllly want to meet Zeph! Fabulous review, Michelle!

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