Friday, February 22, 2013


Descension (Mystic, #1)
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The Angel
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.
The Guardian
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
The Hunter
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his


****This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. ****

Sometimes I really need a good magic book. Something that makes you suspend all logical and realistic thoughts and just read and enjoy with a childlike fascination.
Magic, witches and wizards, oh my!!
"He shot into the air on wings of magic"
Seriously, I had a little jolt of pleasure that ran through my system when I read that line. It was the first magic I had seen in the book and I thought to myself, this is going to be good.
This is going to be something different.
And it was.
Layla, our heroine, has had a difficult time, her mother and only family passes away, leaving her alone.
Through a letter her mother wrote,Layla gets told a crazy story of love, desperation and protection. She finds out that she is not alone and goes searching for the family that gave her up.
All is not as she thought.
What she finds is herself, as in her real self, a handsome protector, an evil enemy after her power and the beautiful and tragic love story of her parents.
The magic in this book was my favorite, the witches and wizards, good and bad, their coven lifestyles, their powers and general day to day existence, I could have had a book about that and been happy.  The bonding and family structures were fascinating and I hope to read more of them in the next book.
The blossoming relationship between Quinlan and Layla, him teaching her about her life, how gentle and sweet he was with her was really lovely . Although it sort of was overshadowed in the end by the tragic but beautiful relationship of her parents, this part of the book was heart wrenching, I definitely shed a tear or two.
Do I sense that history may be about to repeat itself?
My only complaint would be that we got all this information and everything seemed to be at a peak, with the bad guys on the hunt again.... and then it was over and we were left with a cliff hanger ending.
Besides that, Descension was well written, I wasn't bogged down with too much information and it has laid an excellent foundation for what is sure to be a great follow up book/books. I am intrigued and definitely want to know what happens next. I have my own theories, but I guess I will just have to wait and see.... :)

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Descension! Thank you for reading, reviewing and recommending it!