Stray Magic: A Strays Novel

Stray Magic: A Strays Novel

by Kelly Meding

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ISBN-13: 9780062847683
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Series: A Strays Novel , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 267,149
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.62(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Southern Delaware, Kelly Meding survived five years in the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia, only to retreat back to the peace and sanity of the Eastern Shore. An avid reader and film buff, she discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal.

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Stray Magic: A Strays Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shiloh is a wonderful lead, and the author a tremendous worldbuilder! Very much looking forward to more in this series. Highly recommended!
Samantha1020 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I saw that cover and read the above summary I just knew that I wanted to read this book! There is not nearly enough new urban fantasy series coming out for my liking so I couldn't help but jump all over this one! I may be a huge mystery/thriller fan but urban fantasy is a genre that holds a special place in my heart. I've got to say that this was a really great beginning to this series and I just cannot wait for more! One of my favorite things about this book was just how easily I was pulled into this world that the author has created. I found myself reading late into the night because I was just so compelled by this book. I couldn't stop reading as I had to see what was going to happen next. I also really liked the cast of characters that Shiloh works with. They were all characters that I enjoyed reading about and am looking forward to learning more about in future books! The action was non-stop and one of the reasons that I just couldn't set this book down. I also enjoyed the unique qualities of this book that made it stand out from others in this genre. I don't want to give too many specifics as they could be considered spoilers but let me just say that the ending of this book had me crushed and needing more. I need book two in my life as soon as possible! But besides the ending - just Shiloh's unique heritage really made this book stand out for me. I just found that this book really stood out for me in comparison to other books/series I've read in this genre. I am seriously left so excited about this series and just wishing/pining for more books just like this! Overall, I enjoyed my time with this book immensely and cannot wait for more! Books like this are exactly why I can't get enough of urban fantasy. It was such a fast paced and wild ride but I loved every minute of it! I'm not going to lie - I ignored as much as my housework as I possibly could get away with while reading this book. Ha! Trying not to think about what that says about me - other than I sure do love my books! It was a really great beginning to this series and I'm so excited about the characters as well as what may happen next. The author did a really great job of tying everything up in this book while leaving me absolutely pining for the next book. I would highly recommend this book to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal. You certainly won't be disappointed in my opinion! Bottom Line: A book and series that I'm so excited about now! Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Stray Magic: A Strays Novel by Kelly Meding Shiloh Harrison is a Federal Marshal in the Paranormal Investigating Unit. She is taking some much-needed time off after a very difficult assignment when she is called back in because a large group of vampires have just taken a trailer park hostage. Vampires are running scared and its Shiloh’s job to figure out why when her boss suddenly appears as a talking head… Delightfully surprised and found myself completely engaged in Meding's Stray Magic. The first book in the Stray series, I'm sure this won't be my last. I connected with the characters, was ecstatic by its uniqueness and riveted to the plot. I love urban fantasy, this is one I will be following. I received this ARC copy of Stray Magic from HarperCollins - Harper Voyager.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Having never read this author, I decided to take a chance on this book because I thought that the description sounded promising. Once I started reading this book, I found it to be incredibly hard to set aside. I found myself trying to squeeze in just a bit more of this book during every spare moment I could find and I probably didn't do a few things that needed to be done so that I could read instead. I am so glad that I decided to pick up this book. Shiloh works as a Marshall in the Paranormal Investigators Unit. She is usually the second in command for her unit but when they are called on a case and her boss is nowhere to be found, she takes the lead. I should probably also mention that Shiloh is half djinn and the rest of her unit consists of a half vampire, an incubus, and a skinwalker so there are plenty of paranormal beings rounding out this story. Their unit is called to a trailer park where residents are being held by a group of vampires. This starts an investigation into a much bigger mystery involving missing vampires, werewolves, and a whole lot of danger. I loved the characters in this book. I think the fact that Shiloh is half djinn was a big plus for me since it is rather original. Despite the fact that Shiloh has a few special abilities, I found her easy to relate to. She was willing to make personal sacrifices when it was the right thing to do and proved to be incredibly smart. Tennyson, a master vampire, was one of my favorite characters in this book. I loved the way that he worked to protect the vampires in his line. He acts selflessly several times during the course of the story and I thought that he was the perfect partner for Shiloh. I found the story to be very exciting. Once I figured out a few things about the world this book was set in, I was hooked. There was a lot of action in the story and I found myself worrying about the safety of the characters more than a few times. The descriptions in the story were incredibly well done and I almost felt like I was there during some of the more intense scenes. I really liked that this book kept the focus on the mystery and that the mystery was pretty complex. There is just a bit of romance but it is really a very small part of the story. I would highly recommend this book to fans of urban fiction. I found this book to be a highly entertaining start to a very promising series featuring a great group of characters. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment in this series. I received a digital review copy of this book from Harper Voyager via Edelweiss.