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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Review of Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy book, Magic Rising by Camilla Chafer

Title: Magic Rising
Series: Book 3 of the Stella Mayweather Paranormal Series
Author: Camilla Chafer
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 5 Fangs

Official Synopsis
For Stella, the Witches’ Council Summit is supposed to be about getting to know her fellow witches but instead she finds herself on trial for murder. The accusations may be evidence of a sinister plot at work or they may be a ruse to draw attention away from the mounting tensions as the witches vie for supremacy. Reaching out to her boyfriend Evan for help would be reassuring… if he wasn’t oddly unreachable, working a case even his closest friend doesn't know anything about

As the ominous reasons behind the trial come to light, an assassin unleashes a terrifying campaign against the Council candidates. With tensions running high and accusations flying faster than a backfiring spell, the witches are forced to gather together for safety, but that might just lead to an implosion as the culprit is sought.

Plus there’s the small matter of an ancient talisman the werewolves want, a talisman that they say was stolen, but the more she investigates, the more it appears that it isn’t the simple artefact they claim it to be.

With Evan still missing and her world more complicated than ever, the choices Stella must make might confirm her place as a formidable witch in her new world or leave her excommunicated… forever.

My Review
This series just keeps getting better! If you love Magic, Mayhem, Romance and Danger, then this series is for you.

I have been a fan ever since book 1, Illicit Magic, was sent to me by Camilla and she has yet to disappoint me. Picking up a book from the series feels like getting reacquainted with old friends and I find myself fully invested in the characters, especially Stella.

Stella has grown so much as a witch coming into her powers and as a woman who is learning what she wants and how to get it. She has conquered the Brotherhood, an organization looking to eradicate all witches. She has defeated a deranged power hungry witch who also wanted to kill her and her friends. She has taken on a Necromancer and showed her whose boss. But now she is about to engage in the scariest task yet...surviving the Witches Council Summit.

She has a feeling that something isn't right about the Council and she is right. From the moment she gets to NY, the scary fun begins. Stella is on trial for murder, someone is murdering important witches, Stella's half-demon boyfriend has vanished and it looks like Stella and her friends are at the center of everything. Someone wants Stella out the way and will do anything to make it happen, even kill.

This book is non-stop action, mystery, murder and heartache as we join Stella in the race of her life. She tries to help her wolf friends find a tailsman that may give wolves an unbeatable power that may put all witches in jeopardy while trying to to prove her innocence to the Summit before they exile her, and help her best friend stay alive as she runs for the Council and all the nominees begin to mysteriously turn up dead. Every time I thought I had everything figured out, I learned I was wrong. There are so many twists, turns and surprises that you will race through the pages of this unputdownable read!

I love the development of the characters that we have come to know and love, the inside look at the Witches Council and the various mysteries that are pretty much unsolvable. The ending will both break your heart, band make you proud of the independent woman Stella has become. Of course, it also made me wish book 5 was about to be released because the suspense is killing me!

This another great installment to a truly magical series!

This book is rated 5 fangs!


What is your favorite series that is revolved around magic and/or witches?


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