Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review: Illicit Magic by Camilla Chafer


Title:
  Illicit Magic

Author:  Camilla Chafer
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Format:  ebook
Published:  May 2011
Publisher:  Audacious
Source:  via Bookish Snob for Blog Tour
(Smashwords)

Synopsis:

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.

Young witch, Stella, has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from.

There is more than one dark secret in her new family: √Čtoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human? There is only one secret that someone will do anything to keep quiet, but whose secret is it and will Stella have to pay the price for silence?

Stella has accidents, some could consider it clumsy but these just strike most people as odd occurrences.  People are wary of Stella, keep their distance - why befriend someone who has strange and weird things always happening to them or around them?  This always leaves Stella on the outside of everything and with no one to trust.  When suddenly her life is in danger and the witch hunters are closing in - she has to trust Etoile and Marc to help keep her safe.

Etoile and Marc bring Stella to a remote location to help her train and learn her gift.  She meets other like her - and have various gifts.  While there she is caught in a love-triangle with Evan and Marc.  The connection between Evan and Stella is evident right from the beginning!

This was a great start to a new series - a young woman who doesn't know what she is capable of is thrown into a life she knows nothing about.  What would you do if someone was out to kill you and everyone you know!?


Stella was a great character.  She's strong and funny - she's had to learn to take care of herself and not rely on anyone.  This makes her a very relate-able character!  I loved Stella, she had spunk and guts!  She has great interaction with the other characters and the dialogue was engaging through the entire story!

I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance!  I'm looking forward to reading Unruly Magic - book two in the series.



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