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Strange Magic: Part Two

(Magic #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Billy Blade is a hardworking, hard living, razor sharp musical force. Mysterious behind his dark shades, the rough around the edges Texan mesmerizes with his haunting harmonica and tantalizes with his dangerous looks and smooth country charm. His latest album is topping the charts. He’s the newly crowned King of the Bacchus Krewe. He’s definitely living the rock star ...more
Published February 5th 2015 (first published February 3rd 2015)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book– Strange Magic : Part One and Two
Author– Michelle Mankin
Publication Date– 1/22/15 (#1) – 2/5/15 (#2)
Genre– Paranormal Rocker Romance
Type– 2 Part Series
Cliffhanger– Yes (1 going into 2)
Rating– 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
This review is combined for both books…

I have to start this off by saying that I am not being biased because of Beta Reading this book, nor that Michelle is such a sweet buddy
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
*4.5 Stars*

Wow! What an ending for Billy and Thyme. What a world Mankin has created!

In this final installment of Strange Magic (but only the beginning of the series!) we learn more about Billy Blade and his connection to Thyme. We also learn more about about the Immortals and what they're up to. Strange Magic is an incredible story about second chances at love but it's so much more. Mankin created a fantastic mythological world, set in New Orleans, and is really setting the stage for what comes
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had such a good time reading part one of this book, and because it ended with such a big cliffhanger, I continued on with the read as soon as I finished part one. Normally I don’t continue on immediately, unless I am totally loving the read, and this one had me invested almost from the beginning of part one. I should mention that if you have not read part one, and want to, then you probably should not read this review due to spoilers. And this one will make so much more sense if you read part ...more
Lisa Anthony
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Strange Magic Part two is the most unique paranormal book I have ever read! I love paranormal and this book is like most of Mankin's other books with a hot sexy country singer named Billy Blade, it is modern but with a twist this book blends today with the mystical past. The main female character is unique in her own right, she is a creole beauty a sweet sensual girl named Thyme Bellerose. In a wink of an eye the story will transform you into a magical world filled with intrigue and mystery, it ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
As a huge fan of Michelle Mankin's, I will admit I was a bit skeptical about reading this latest book of hers since I am not a paranormal fan at all. I just don't read it. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I absolutely adored this story. It kept me glued to my ereader from page one.

Book 2 picks up shortly after the end of Book 1,which is a great backstory unto itself. Our hero, Billy Blade, is touching down in New Orleans for a much needed break and for some time to recharge the
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
Strange Magic Part 2

5 Stars

This is the first book in awhile that I finished and wished I would have read slower so I could still be enjoying it, BUT it's one that you can't put down and have to keep reading to find out what will happen. I absolutely LOVED it and I usually don't read paranormal. The first Part was good and more of an introduction to the characters, but this part two takes you on a ride you aren't expecting and one you don't want to get off. It is told from both Thyme and Billy's
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession


I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review.

Sooo....I've been thinking about writing this review since last night and for the life of me, I still can't find the right words to adequately explain how amazing this book is! Michelle Mankin more than rocked it with Strange Magic! Admittedly, I'm far from a paranormal fan in general, but apparently if it's a paranormal written by Michelle Mankin, I'm a super-fan!

Strange magic -both parts -were
Kimberly Schaaf
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I totally fell in love with Michelle's new 'genre' of writing in Strange Magic Part One. I had no idea where she was going to take the characters that she introduced us two in Part One. And HOLY OH MY GOODNESS!!! I mean, wow, this story was awesome. I loved how Michelle wrote about the interesting and new relationship between Thyme and Billy. And the twists and turns of how everyone and everything is intertwined!! I mean, it's a beautifully written story and I absolutely cannot wait for the next ...more
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Powerful paranormal series! I'm not usually one to grab a paranormal story but Mankin is a wonderful writer and I'm a big fan of her rock series. I was given a copy for review after I read Part One. This continues right afterward so it is important to read that first as we found out what happened to Thyme. Billy and Thyme have a connection deeper than anyone and their fate is already sealed. In life and death they have a bond that is far greater than anything. We can feel their love and emotions ...more
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Part 1 of Strange Magic is an introduction, a brief "nice to meet you" that still manages to give a lot of depth. Part 2 is the meat of the story, and it pulls you in to this amazing world of Billy & Thyme. It's not a conventional story at all - and I can't say too much about the background because there's just SO MUCH that you need to discover for yourself. I don't want to risk spoiling any of the "OH! That's where they're going w/ this!" moments because they really are beautifully written! ...more
Anna Salamatin
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I jumped right into part two as soon as I finished part one because of the shocking cliff hanger we are left with.... Now, it's ten years later and things certainly are different at Chantelle Grace. Strange things are happening to Billy Blaze who is staying there while in New Orleans. And, it just happens to be Mardi Gras.......
There is so much going on here, I was enchanted with this totally different kind of love story, but there is evil lurking, just waiting for another chance to strike
Michelle Mankin
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Romance, Paranormal, Mardi Gras, Mystery
Recommended to Michelle by: The beautiful city of New Orleans

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This has got all the right elements but the pacing or storytelling was off. Not sure what didn't quite work with this one. Too much mythology thrown at the reader without the proper set up. It just was introduced along the way, these mythological creatures and super strength, gifts, and immortality and the MCs sort of shrugged and said, all right, lets go....and the male MC is supposed to be 22, before I was told that I imagined him closer to 40... too much had happened in his life prior to the ...more
Paula  Phillips
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of my favourite things that I adore about being a book review/blogger is that you get to meet some amazing authors along the way. The majority of authors whom you review books for will come and go, but there is a group of them who you will become closer to and you will develop a friendship with and for me one of those authors is Michelle Mankin. The other thing you get to have a sneak peek into is the origins of books and the stories and you get a little background on the research done for ...more
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this story and I have to say that Billy Blade is my new book boyfriend!!
Sophie Koufes
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook Review:
Dream Magic tells us the story of Morpheus & Cecilia as well as Billy & Thyme's story interweaved into the narrative. As, with book one each chapter begins with music & poetry quotes which reflect the chapter. World building descriptions & settings are well detailed. Brimming with love, sadness, reams of action, seductive moments and beautiful poetry. A perfect fantasy listen.

Narators Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross bring into existence a magical beautiful tale with
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-editions
•••I listened to the Audible Audio Edition of this book•••

Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross breathe life into the characters. Without their amazing performance I do not think I would get all the subtleties in the different character relationships. They make the listening experience both a joy and an addiction every time! The addition of poetry and eerie music really lent ambience to the listening experience. I can't wait to hear what they narrate next!

Fated For Each Other

This series must be listened to
Stephanie  Mae
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I have read by this author and I was very impressed!! This is appropriate for those 18+ due to some sexual scenes. This book is in the perspective of 2 characters and I loved the fact that each chapter is titled to show whose character is active. This book is in 2 parts and was done very well.
I absolutely love Billy Blade. He is a musician, a big star in the music industry! He parties and enjoys his fast life. Although there are reasons he enjoys it that are not shown
Nicole Garcia
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recently listened to this book on
Here is my review:

"Love Love Love this series!!!!"

Would you consider the audio edition of Strange Magic - Part Two to be better than the print version?
Most definitely!! Listening to the book brings it more to life much more than I could ever imagine reading the book on my own.

What other book might you compare Strange Magic - Part Two to and why?
The Tempest series also written by Michelle Mankin.

What about Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performance
United Indie Book Blog
This is the second book in the Magic Series and you do need to read Strange Magic first.
I was not really into this book. It starts off talking about Cecilia and her sister Amelia. In the beginning, their parents are murdered and they are taken prisoner. They are transported eventually to Phoebus and his Kingdom of Light. Since both Cecilia and Amelia are Dark Immortals, they are the slaves of Phoebus. He has searched for a while for someone to take the place of his previous Oracle and Cecilia is
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have to say that even though paranormal romances are not my typical books I read that this two part series may have converted me. I gave it a chance because as far as rock romance authors go Michelle Mankin is one of the best and now I can see that she has successfully taken on a new genre.

As Blade and Thyme’s story continues it takes you through what destiny is possibly all about. I loved how some of the relationships were linked from the very beginning without a hint beforehand. Blade and
Addicting paranormal romance

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for posting my honest opinion*

The second part does a great job continuing the action started in the first book. I really liked Billy's return to the story. His character showed depth and the emotion from all the characters kept me invested in the story. There were also quite a few surprise reveals that kept my attention and had me guessing up until the end. My only complaint was that some parts drug a little more in the
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Based on Audio Book
Where does Dream Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I love this audiobook definitely in my top 10.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dream Magic?
Most memorable would have to be when Morpheus first sees Cecilia at the court.

Which character – as performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross – was your favorite?
Morpheus I was impatient since Dream Magic part 1 for Wen to completely embrace the character of Morpheus and he did not disappoint

Nicole Dunton
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an incredibly imaginative story! I was hooked from the very beginning. I listened every single moment I could! This story was filled with hope and determination. It was also filled with love. I loved every single moment. The characters were amazing! This was such a creatively unique story. I wish I could of read on and on. The only thing I didn't really like was that a few of the scenes I wish were drawn out a little more. I feel they were just a tad rushed over. Other than that, the story ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
continuation from book 1. Again, the paranormal story line was interesting but not really my usual read.
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MICHELLE MANKIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Fall in love with a rock star.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
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