CSI with magic but without the gore
Despite her obvious lack of magical talent, nineteen year old Moira Bellamie apprentices with the Gendarmerie Magique, the magic police. She puts all her effort into solving a burglary at the National Museum where antique weapons have been stolen, to keep the hard won job. Falling for her partner Druidus wasn't part of the plan. When more and more people are murdered with one of the stolen weapons, Moira must tame uncontrollable magic, or the people she cares for will die, her partner first and foremost.
For readers of 14 years and older
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is actually more of a mystery and fantasy. I enjoyed the aspect of the magic involved although I find the paced of the story kind of slow especially at the beginning. I probably enjoyed the story more when Druidus entered the picture. But as the story got further I found it very interesting especially how everything was related. I must admit that the person who was the culprit was something I did not see. I liked Moira's character especially how she matured throughout the whole book. I'm glad she thinks things thoroughly before doing anything that might affect her. Her magic is pretty interesting in itself. When I've read about the legends I thought she was related to the girl but apparently but it did not disappoint me. Her relationship with her father wasn't good but I'm happy for her that they talked things out. I had a feeling there were a lot of miscommunications although I am very disappointed of her mother's decision more than her father's. The romance in this book is very minimum actually but I find that her relationship with Druidus very sweet. I'm glad that Druidus made the first step because I doubt that she'll say yes to being with him if he too did not mention his fears. His parents are the those typical ones who wants more for their son and apparently bribes the girls he liked off. The person I hated the most is Druidus' mother. If you've read the book you'll know why. I actually pitied Sabio. I won't mention more because it would be a spoiler. I received a copy from Never Too Old For Y.A. & N.A. Books in exchange for an honest review.
I gave this book 3 stars because of the imagination that went into writing it. It was amazing the ideas that the author came up with. However, I had a hard time getting into the book. I was able to sit it down and wait a few days to start reading it again. I enjoyed the love story between Druidus and Moira. I am also an older reviewer so I believe age might have something to do with it. Good book, but it wasn't something that captivated me to the point of staying up at night to see what happens next.