{Review+Giveaway} The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence

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{Review+Giveaway} The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence

{Review+Giveaway} The Magi Menagerie by Kale LawrenceThe Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence
Pages: 404
Published by EnchantFire Books on September 7, 2021
Series: The Magi Menagerie #1
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic
Source: ecopy from Publisher

Some stars aren't meant to be followed...

For seventeen years, Ezra Newport and his parents were habitual immigrants, traveling from their Ottoman Empire home across 20th century Europe. As the Newports migrate to Belfast, Ireland, Ezra wants nothing more to settle into a consistent life and lay the foundation of his architectural dreams. But after a strange, mechanical bounty hunter murders his mother and prompts the disappearance of his father, Ezra discovers that his parents had actually been on the run. Now, their enemies are targeting him, and they won’t stop until he is dead.

In a moment of desperation, Ezra’s fate collides with the Third Order of the Magi, a secret society dedicated to using their supernatural powers to protect their communities. With increasing violence around the world, the Magi are fairly certain they know who’s behind the attacks on Ezra and his family since the same group could also be threatening their own existence.

Both Ezra and the Magi’s survival hinges on knowledge only Ezra’s father has and the key to saving them could be buried within history itself. In a race across continents and time, both Ezra and the Magi must secure an ancient Babylonian artifact before hell is unleashed on the world. And, against all odds, Ezra must decide where his allegiances truly lie, despite what is written in the stars.

YA Review My Thoughts

The Magi Menagerie is the first book in the young adult/new adult fantasy series by the same name from author Kale Lawrence. The Magi Menagerie has a bit of mash up of vibes- a bit historical with the turn of the 20th century setting (1906) a bit steampunk with some of devices, a bit fantasy with the magic and a dash of secret societies, which I loved! This book has a super interesting premise and I am intrigued to continue on with the series to see what is going to happen next. I will admit that I found myself a tad book at parts of the book. It didn’t drag in any way, in fact the story was nicely fast paced and was a quick read. I just found myself wanting to get to the next exciting bit of the story and to see more of the secret societies inner workings. I am hopeful that because of that I will be even more intrigued with the next books in the series.

In the Magi Menagerie, we meet our main character Ezra as he enters a really crazy transition of his life. He thought his parents were nomadic by choice, moving around because they had wanderlust. When in reality, he quickly learned they were on the run when his mother was killed by a strange steampunk bounty hunter and his father disappeared. This sets Ezra off in search of some answers. Who killed his mom? where did his dad go? and why were they on the run? Ezra finds a really great group of friends and stumbles across a secret Magi society, tasked with protecting the world from the evil Legerdemain Society.

The found family aspect of this book and the secret societies were my favorite aspects of the story. The characters are endearing and easy to root for. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next with Ezra and the gang. There is a dash of romance, but not much, so I am also hopeful for more on that front in the next book. A fair warning- The Magi Menagerie does end on a cliffhanger, so he prepared.


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15 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence”

  1. Nora-Adrienne+Deret

    The cover caught my eye and the intro explanation made me decide to enter the giveaway. I’m 74 and still read YA Paranormal and Sci-Fi. My library is full of books by Heinlein, Norton, Van Vogt and many many others. My library is over 3000 books.

  2. Barbara Montag

    Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic – oh wow so my kind of book!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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