In desperate need of a fun easy read while stuck for hours at the airport recently and having abandoned around 5 books after the first chapter, I started Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep. This story and its fantastic badass heroine Lila was just what I needed. Instantly drawn in the pretty nifty world, the hours flew by and I was a little irked to have to board my plane.
Cold Burn of Magic – Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Published: April 28th, 2015 Links: Goodreads Amazon
TThere Be Monsters Here. . .
It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call–get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her. . .