Review: The Darkest Magic

Title: The Darkest Magic

Author: Morgan Rhodes

Date of Publication: July 28th, 2016


Goodreads Summary:

In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes’s highly acclaimed Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, danger looms and the mystery deepens as two warring evils vie for possession of one elusive, powerful book.

Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca’s spirit to Ancient Mytica–the same book that their enemies would kill them for.

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down.

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca–and the remarkable book in their possession.

My Review:

First off I want to say why did we need to rehash so much of the first book?  That is one of my pet peeves when authors do this within series. If you  have already read the previous book you should know what is going on, so I feel like this book could have been cut down if we did not do this.

Besides that the book was pretty good, but I still do not feel connected to any of these characters except maybe Farrell which I am not sure if I am supposed to even like him or not, but I do. Crys is still the same as she was in book one which isn’t saying much, and Maddox is still immature for his age.

This time around there are four point of views instead of three and Becca’s is added into the mix which I did like this because I prefer reading her chapters over Crys’s.  There was a lot of drama between the adults in the books which kept me entertained.

Throughout the book there was a lot of pointless talking going on in the beginning as well but then finally picks up.  This spin off series is no where near The Falling Kingdoms series, but I still recommend you read them if you like those and to pick up these and give them a read.

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6 thoughts on “Review: The Darkest Magic

  1. I hate that too. I appreciate a brief recap if it’s been a long time between books but if you’re dedicating chapters, well then you’re targeting people who didn’t read the previous book. It’s not a stand alone people!

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