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Review: “Magic for a Price,” Devon Monk

Pros: Tense, with great payoffs Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Magic for a Price is the ninth novel in the “Allie Beckstrom” series by Devon Monk, and it reads like it may well be the last–I guess we’ll

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Review: “Magic Without Mercy,” Devon Monk

Pros: Tight, tense plotting; interesting developments Cons: I hope you can remember the previous books well… Rating: 4 out of 5 Allison Beckstrom is trying to ‘cure’ magic–someone has poisoned it, and people are dying right and left. She isn’t

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Review: “Magic on the Line,” Devon Monk

Pros: Gripping plot Cons: Ends in the middle of something; very shallow bad guy Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The Authority has a new boss–Bartholomew Wray–and he’s changing everything. Several very good people

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"Magic on the Hunt," Devon Monk

Pros: Stunning magical fight scenes; we get to the heart of the matter; Allie improves even more Cons: I hate bureaucratic oversight plots… Rating: 4.5 out of 5   NOTE: Devon Monk’s Magic on the Hunt is book six of

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"Magic at the Gate," Devon Monk

Pros: Allie continues to grow; secrets start to spill; stakes get high Cons: Still too much mistrust and trust of the wrong people; Allie needs more growth Rating: 4 out of 5   NOTE: Devon Monk’s Magic at the Gate

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"Magic on the Storm," Devon Monk

Pros: Fantastic world-building; imaginative story that goes fascinating places; Allie is ever-so-slightly learning; wonderful magical battles Cons: Allie is still too pig-headed; good guys are too slow to figure out that the bad guys are corrupt; confusing alliances; a couple

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"Magic in the Shadows," Devon Monk

Pros: Love some of the new characters and plots Cons: Make sure you’re reading the series in order now; Allie is TOO pig-headed, and kind of dumb sometimes Rating: 3 out of 5   NOTE: Devon Monk’s Magic in the

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"Magic in the Blood," Devon Monk

Pros: Delightful world-building and characters; fascinating plot Cons: Magic gets a little less well-defined as the book goes on Rating: 4 out of 5   When Allie Beckstrom uses the formidable forces of magic that she controls, she pays a

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