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.
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.See why Mad Magic by Nicole Conway @ANConway @Month9Books is a 'big hit' with @BookBriefs #Giveaway Click To Tweet
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