2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Book Review: The Final Days of Magic by J.D. Horn

I was a little disappointed by this one, which really stunk – I loved loved loved the first two books in the series, but this third one felt a little wild even by the standards of the magical witch antics in the earlier volumes…

The books are all wildly imaginative and the characters are an incredible mash-up of personalities, quirks, and foibles. The mythology/magic worked into the tale are marvelously well laid out, providing a great mix of entertainment and information. And the still-decadent New Orleans that Horn delivers as his backdrop is almost a character in itself – fitting, I always thought, given the city’s history.

Sounds like all good things, no? But still, something in this one just didn’t grab me the same way…

I don’t know what it was exactly – perhaps the shifting focus, character-wise, or perhaps just the winding down of the series – that made it a more difficult read for me. I still enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong, I just found it a less compelling story on its own than the others. Still, it’s a FANTASTIC series and definitely worth picking up – if this last volume isn’t as strong as the earlier it’s by a matter of degrees, and seeing how everything wraps up was more than worth the effort. Horn’s witch books are always worth a look – the Savannah Witches series is also a lot of fun – and if you aren’t familiar with them, you should give them a try.

Thanks to NetGalley for my review copy!

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