Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom, #6)
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Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom #6)

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In the secret lockup of the Authority, the council that decides what can and can't be done with magic, an undead magic user has possessed one of the prisoners. He wants his freedom-and then some. Now Allie Beckstrom and her lover, Zayvion, are the first line of defense against the chaos he's about to unleash on the city of Portland...


Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published by Roc (first published February 23rd 2011)
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Kt
They say there is no rest for the weary and this holds true as Allie and Zayvion can't ever seem to catch a break. With only three days of rest since the last book's fiasco, and Zay's almost death, they get attacked. This is only the start of a whirlwind of catastrophes that threaten everything they have worked so hard to protect. A very dangerous undead man has found a body to possess down in the depths of the Authority's maximum security prison. Between tracking down the man that attacked them...more
Sandra
I found Zay to be an almost completely different character in this book and I am getting a bit tired of the never ending complicated plots, particularly those of Allie's father. I would like to see a some resolution and a break of more than 3 days before Allie is thrown into yet another save the world from the dire magic situation which is linked to the previous 500 other times. Rather than more twists caused by her father's complicated plotting I would like to see Allie get some real concrete i...more
Julie
If you all recall, in my review for the previous book, Magic at the Gate, I mentioned that I felt as though I was reading a ‘book 2’ in a UF series because I felt as though we were being set up for a change in direction to the story. Well, I was right…and I really like where Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series seems to be headed!

Page one, you are witnessing bliss. You feel peace with and for Allie and Zayvion for the first time in probably two books, maybe more. Then suddenly Pow! You are hit in...more
Ratkin
I had a love/not love (but never 'hate') relationship with this book as I was reading it. I've enjoyed the Allie Beckstrom books since the beginning of the series. They're well-written, smartly plotted and have fully alive characters, and this one was no different. That, however, was also the cause of my unease with it. The series is starting to feel a little formulaic, at this point. You have the ghastly villain, the teamwork and cameraderie of the hunt for said villain, the things-keep-getting...more
The BookWhisperer
The Allie Beckstrom series has been a well loved favorite personally for The BookWhisperer over the past few years. Allie is a very entertaining character; that while obviously not bullet proof she has the courage and power of even the strongest characters. With the circumstance of the fifth book I had concerns as the the future of Allie and Zay, and just what would be the repercussions of giving her magic for his life. It appears with this novel that she is not at a disadvantage with the lack o...more
Kristen
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Magic
RECEIVED: Bought
AUTHOR: Devon Monk
PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends
MY BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com

QUICK THOUGHTS:
Oh how much I love Devon Monks’ Allie Beckstrom series. I have never missed a beat with her amazing Urban Fantasy. Once again Allie and the gang are trying to track down some magical baddies, with the head of the Authority missing a lot of chaos is happening. Allie is still dealing with her father possessing her body and with all the danger that...more
Jen
And Allie and Zayvion do it again :) I was not disappointed at all! I LOVE this series!
I wish there was more Stone in there - but I'm happy to see he has mastered Jinga :) One of my favorite block games with my kids - even though I suck at it :)

Allie, Zayvion and Shame and Terrik are back - well Terrik is mostly trying to follow the rules (of course) but once Shame stops obeying the rules, Terrik has no excuse but to follow and help clean up after his mess :)

Allie and Zay and Shame head out...more
Tami
SPOILERS!!!!


Magic on the Hunt; the hunt being EVERYONE bad we've read about so far. But mostly Leander and Isabel...
I still love the series so far as well as all the characters (flaws and all).. but this book really irritated the crap out of me.. I really wanted to throw my book across the room at the end of the prison scene.. How dare Zay get so mad at all for that. He never really SHOWS his feelings about Allie in any real way, yet he shows great feelings toward Chase (the bitch who helped KI...more
Kelly
Magic on the Hunt begins with a cute domestic scene; Allie and Zayvion play rock-paper-scissors in bed. The loser has to get out of the nice warm bed and make breakfast for the other. It’s such a sweet moment, and the two characters are so constantly in crisis mode that we don’t get nearly enough of these.

Unsurprisingly, the idyll doesn’t last very long, and it’s business as usual for the embattled magic users of Portland. And by business as usual, I mean “mortal peril.”

Devon Monk moves the ser...more
Amanda The Book Slayer
Devon Monk, you made me cry! Okay, so they were tears of joy. The book was awesome. I fell in love with Allie and Zayvion during ‘Magic to the Bone’ and Shame and Terric endeared themselves to me with ‘Magic in the Shadow’ and ‘Magic on the Storm.’ Has it really been 6 books already? It just is not long enough. Thank goodness the series is still going.

Quick Look (for my full review visit http://sistersunedited.blogspot.com)

Highlights:
*Allie is still kicking butt throughout the book next to her...more
Ami
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Rach3975
The best thing about Magic on the Hunt was that we *finally* get some big answers about what has been going on in the Authority. The larger plot is starting to come together, and it will be interesting to see where Devon Monk takes it. (We also get an explanation about something that has been a pet peeve of mine all along-Soul Complements are supposed to be incredibly rare, but there are 3 sets in the small circle of Authority Members featured in the series.)

But in spite of that, I had too easy...more
Debrac2014
I've been away from the series too long and couldn't get into the story until more than halfway thru. But it's a good read and resolved some issues.
Bethany C
There's nothing really wrong with this book/series, but it's just so-so for me. This is going to sound terrible, but mostly I find myself just not really caring about the characters that much. However, I think I'll probably read at least one more book. This far into the series it would seem like a waste not to keep going; I'd probably occasionally wonder how everything ended up. I wonder how I got this far in though? Okay, one thing I can point to that's kind of silly: With all the casting, espe...more
Michelle
Take two for the review (it'll be shorter).

It had been several months since I'd delved into the world of Allie Beckstrom. This is one of those series that I'm actually cheering myself for reading it as late as I did. I had read the first book years ago, but never continued with the series. Some years later, I read the first book again and then quickly read the next four. So basically, I only have to wait on myself to finish the series. I don't have to wait for the author to publish the next in t...more
Chelsea Johnson
There aren't many girls who can say they've gone into the realm of death and lived to tell the tale. But to restore her love Zayvion's sould, Allison Beckstrom had to pay a bitter price--and things are about to get worse...

It turns out the leader of the Authority, the council that decides what can--and can't--be done with magic, is being held hostage. But when the trail leads Allie and Zayvion to the secret prison where the Authority locks away magical criminals who are too dangerous to be held
...more
The BookWhisperer
The Allie Beckstrom series has been a well loved favorite personally for The BookWhisperer over the past few years. Allie is a very entertaining character; that while obviously not bullet proof she has the courage and power of even the strongest characters. With the circumstance of the fifth book I had concerns as the the future of Allie and Zay, and just what would be the repercussions of giving her magic for his life. It appears with this novel that she is not at a disadvantage with the lack...more
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Another book I’ve been dying to get my grubby little mitts on. I’ve been a huge fan of this series since book one. The world Devon Monk has built is masterfully created with magic a part of technology in a way you rarely see in fantasy.

The relationships have built over time to the point where it is like hanging out with your good friends while they live a life of danger that is exciting, yet not one you’d want to experience in reality by a long shot because it beats the hell out of the heroes bu...more
Cathy
It was one of those books that I wanted to race through, and yet savor at the same time. The action was non-stop, but it was totally plot-based and added to the story, not just running around and fighting for the sake of adding excitement like in some books. The action doesn't take the place of character development, although most of that was focused on Shamus and Terric in this book. Allie and Zayvion were still the stars, but they are a bit more settled in this one, no major emotional revelati...more
Littlechoo
It'd only been a few months since I read the first 4 books but I really do hate waiting. I pre-ordered this to ensure I recieved it straight away, and even marked in my diary so I wouldn't forget. So as you can see I was just a little excited.

I moaned about about Allie a lot in my review of the last book. She was driving me crazy with all the dad hate. So I'm glad to say I didn't have any issues with this instalment. It was a great read. I'd even go as far as saying it was back to it's best but...more
Theshrewedshrew
About 2 books ago, I realized why I had stopped reading after book 1, and then kept reading later on after finishing book 2...

I HATE THIS AUTHOR!!! I mean, don't get me wrong, I love the idea of this book, I am hung on the plot. But Zay is weird... Allie is in control of her father... And what is the only thing she does with that control... the things the Authority wants her to do.

This girl is the ULITMATE sub, I mean she is broken, on sooo many levels.

Her father has been molding her, she fin...more
Hope
Members of the Authority help Allie quarantine her father's spirit so that he cannot keep taking control of her at will. Shame and Terric, "untested" soul mates, prove to be a true pair in the fight scenes and their aftermath. Zay goes vigilante with Shame, Terric and Allie, breaking from his absolute, unquestioning obedience to the Authority in previous novels.

Allie decides to bring the Hounds into the search for Leander, is the biggest bad magic users have ever faced down. We begin to find ou...more
Michelle  novelsontherun
RATING: 4.5 SHAMUS, TERRIC AND STONE STARS!

I am rather addicted to this series. Devon has such a great cast of characters. I am truly in love with Shamus Flynn aka Shame.

This instalment in the series has Terric, Shame, Zay and Allie pretty much together the whole book and I likey.

I just love how loyal Shame is. He is such a great guy, smart mouthed, funny and will do anything for Terric. Now this whole thing that’s going on between these two Soul Compliments.....well...what is going on? I think...more
Julie
"Magic on the Hunt" is the sixth book in the Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk. This review contains spoilers for previous books (no way to avoid it), so if you don't want to be spoiled, please don't read any further.

This book picks up three days after "Magic at the Gate" left off. Allie and Zayvion have been recuperating from the battle at the end of MatG at Allie's apartment, when Dane - the kidnapped Sedra's right-hand man - shows up and demands information from Allie's father. Allie's fa...more
Daffodil
Monk's universe and characters are unique. The idea of higher costs for working stronger magics, anything from a headache up to and including death, is very interesting. Allie has paid a high price in lost memories in her defense of innocents, but she continues to fight those who would offload that price onto innocents or misuse magic in other ways. Her relationship with Zayvion has grown stronger, while her friendships have been threatened due to all the secrets she must now keep. This book rev...more
Jessica
Devon Monk's Magic on the Hunt picks up the action with Allie and crew right away. After a very brief quite moment, Allie and Zay are already ambushed by the enemy and the fun begins. Without so much as a week to rest and relax Allie and Zay are trying to track down a very dangerous and powerful magic user. Only he's supposed to be dead. It seems no one in this world stays dead once they're killed!

Allie and Zay's relationship is one of the most intense ones that I've read and I love it! One minu...more
Novels On The Run
MICHELLE'S REVIEW:

RATING: 4.5 SHAMUS, TERRIC AND STONE STARS!

I am rather addicted to this series. Devon has such a great cast of characters. I am truly in love with Shamus Flynn aka Shame.

This instalment in the series has Terric, Shame, Zay and Allie pretty much together the whole book and I likey.

I just love how loyal Shame is. He is such a great guy, smart mouthed, funny and will do anything for Terric. Now this whole thing that’s going on between these two Soul Compliments.....well...what is...more
Alyssa Ricks
I really enjoy this series and this installment has a lot of development of the characters' relationships. We got to see a lot more of Shame and Terric (I love Shame) and how things are changing between Allie and Zay and Allie and her Dad. Not to mention, her little brother is born.

(view spoiler)...more
Karissa
This is the sixth book in the Allie Beckstrom series by Monk. There are at least nine books planned in this series. This was a very enjoyable book in the series, it picks up pretty much right where the last book left off.

Allie and Zayvion are recovering from all of the craziness in Book 5, Magic at the Gate. Things are pretty much at an all out low for the series; the Authority is splintered, their leader Sedra captured by Jingo Jingo. Gates are opening up everywhere completely out of control. R...more
Sara
Allie & company search the city for Dane Lannister and his cohorts.

What I Liked:

Shame & Terric - I love these two and their bond/friendship/relationship. Shame was awesome throughout the book and I loved when he taught Stone how to play Jenga.

Stone - The gargoyle is the world's most destructive toddler.

Daniel Beckstrom - The mystery of whether he's a good guy or a bad guy continues. I'm leaning towards good with an egotistical streak and the willingness to do morally questionable things....more
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Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She lives in Oregon and is surrounded by numerous family members who mostly live within dinner-calling distance of each other. She writes the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and the Age of Steam steampunk series. Her collection of short stories, A CUP OF NORMAL is a finalist for the Mythopoeic and Endeavour Awards. When not writing,...more
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“I glanced up at Zay, then walked over to stand next to him.
"You look good with a baby in your arms," he murmured.
I took his hand, careful with his fingers that were still wrapped in tape.
"Don't get your hopes up, Jones. I'm not the settling-down type."
"Want to bet on that?" he asked.
"Sure." I made a fist; so did he. We pumped three times.
I threw paper. Zayvion threw scissors.
I'd lost. Startled, I looked up at him. "Two out of three?"
Zay grinned. So did I.”
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“And it's just a hunt?" Bea asked. "Just tracking the guy down, or are we going to have to do a little covering up of our own?"
Had she just told me she was willing to kill someone and cover it up? She gave me a happy smile, but that glint in her eyes told me that, yes, she'd just offered to off someone.”
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