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Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade #3
Published by Kensington
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Read in: January 2020
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Bad Things Always Come In Threes…
As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.
Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families--and kill every last Sinclair. What they don't know is that I'm on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I've got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side… - via GoodReads
I had to start Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep a second time. When I tried to listen to it the first time I couldn’t get passed the handfuls of “I/he/she sniped”. In the Midwest I have never heard that phrase. It was jarring each and every time and it seemed to be a lot.
Bright Blaze of Magic was a satisfactory wrap up to the Black Blade trilogy. I hate to say it but there wasn’t a ton of surprises for motives and such. Lila Merriweather remained the girl her mother raised her to be.
I enjoyed the characters and the storyline but it didn’t blow my mind. I thought the world building was done well. The pacing never seemed to work for me. There seemed to be a lot of frenzied action and then an abrupt stop or no pause whatsoever.
I’m sure I’m one of the few who found Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep a middle of the road story. I still want to give Estep’s adult series a try!