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Cast in Angelfire

(Mage Craft #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  707 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Eighteen-year-old Marion can’t remember anything before waking up in the hospital. All she knows that a lot of people want to kill her. And her would-be assassins are not human…

Vampires are real. So are faeries and angels.

They all want Marion dead.

Surrounded by enemies, Marion turns to Lucas Flynn: a mysterious doctor who seems to know more than he’s letting on. He’s as go
Paperback, First Edition, 327 pages
Published March 13th 2016 by Red Iris Books
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Robin (Bridge Four)
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
2.75 Marion you are killing this Stars.


I’m going to preface this by saying that this is my first book by S.M. Reine so I am not at all familiar with her world building or some of the characters in this book that have appeared in others. This book needed to carry itself and while I really enjoyed some of the worldbuilding and the set up of the story I absolutely didn’t like the Main character at all and so that colored my experience with this story a lot.

You know what saved this book was Luke
While that twist was pretty damned obvious the whole time, I like the story that Reine is setting up with so many players from her larger world making appearances.
May 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gr2017, buddy-read

Buddy read with the weekly Wednesday UF group over at BB&B.

There was a bounty on the life of a girl named Marion. The dollar figure was high enough that the real question wasn’t whether she would die—it was how quickly, and who would land the reward.

Marion a half-witch, half-angel mage is the daughter of Metaraon, the Voice of God. But when she wakes up in the hospital, she can’t remember anything. Someone has taken out a hit on her, sending assassins to kill her before a certain date. Her

Marta Cox
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
A new series from S M Reine but fear not if you've read her Descent or Seasons of the Moon series as it's still set in the same world she has created but time has moved on. This author has a different take on werewolves but with this post Genesis book we also get vampires,witches, faeries and even angels ! Our heroine Marion wakes up in hospital with her memories gone . All she knows is she has to find Seth Wilder but who he is or why he is important is totally beyond her. The doctor treating he ...more
S.J. Abbo
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
I think giving the honest opinions while writing a review is very important. But sometimes, I don’t know how smart is that?

You see, the author thinks (know) their book is the best, smartest, most interesting book in the world.
Authors friends, family, and fans think that too, obviously.
Then, a bunch of reviewers thinks the same thing and rate it with high numbers of stars.

And then...

And then you read it and don’t like it!
Then you ask yourself: “Is it me?”
You think maybe you missing something,
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A new, fast paced, action intense, urban fantasy, series by S. M. Reine, you’ve got to check this out.

Marion has been memory wiped and finds herself woken up in a hospital with Dr. Lucas Flynn as her only hope to find the elusive Seth…a chance to regain her memories. She finds herself in a post apocalyptic world with Vampires, Sidhe and Shifters.

It seems everyone around her either wants her dead or to use her for their political gain. Marion just knows that there is something about Lucas that sh
Maria Dimitrova
Buddy read with the Wednesday UF Freaks of BB&B.

I had high expectations of this book. I mean the two prequel series to this one are among my all times favourites. I adore Elise and expected her sister to be just as awesome. Not. Marion is a spoiled brat and that's saying a lot since the girl had no memories of her previous life. What kind of entitled idiot can be so obnoxious when she can barely remember her own name? About halfway through the book I realized that Marion's amnesia is probably th
Kate (beautifulbookland)
I enjoyed this book, it was okay. But it was just that; okay. There was just nothing spectacular about it.
The characters were quite 2D, although I did like the mystery surrounding Luke. Marion annoyed me a bit, even though at the beginning I was sure I was going to like her.
Meh, I don't really have that much to say about this book. I would say it's a mildly interesting, light read. It definitely filled a few hours in for me.
I love S.M. Reine's books. She is a very prolific author, and I've only read a couple of her series. Therefore, I wanted to make it a main goal of mine in 2019 to catch up on all of her books that she has written to date. It has been a few years since I have read anything about Rylie Gresham, and I wanted to try something that was close to that because I missed those characters. I decided to pick up the Mage Craft series, and I'm so glad I did. I loved the first book in the series, Cast in Angel ...more
Sue Wallace
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cast in Angel fire by S M Reine.
Nineteen-year-old Marion can’t remember anything before waking up in the hospital. All she knows that a lot of people want to kill her. And her would-be assassins are not human…

Vampires are real. So are faeries and angels.

They all want Marion dead.

Surrounded by enemies, Marion turns to Lucas Flynn: a mysterious doctor who seems to know more than he’s letting on. He’s as good with a gun as he is with a scalpel. He fights like a demon but claims that he’s human. And
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books where I'm sure you *could* read it without reading any of the other connecting series, but... you'd miss so many of the little nuances of the characters we've come to know over the course of the countless books. Frankly, I'm in awe of the way S.M. Reine weaves so many little connections into the various series. Characters overlap and put in appearances and OMG! I KNOW THAT NAME! WHERE DO I KNOW THIS PERSON FROM?!?! It's amazing. Utterly amazing.

But this is ultimately M
Lake Reviews

***I would like to thank Netgalley and Red Iris Books for providing me with “Cast in Angelfire” for free, in exchange for a honest review***

We do not learn much of Marion’s past until later in the story. We are let in a sea of unknowing and just drifting along with Marion. She learns quickly and we get more information than what she does. Because the book is in third person point of view and mostly follows Marion on her journey. SM Reine created a new world of different paranormals and how they
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received copy of this book from NetGalley. Marion is probably the most powerful being in the world. Or, at least she was. Waking up in the woods with no memory, Marion can't remember anything but her name and another, Seth Wilder. She must find him if she is to get her memory back. With so many people trying to kill her, that's easier said than done. With no memory, she doesn't even know who to trust. I really enjoyed this book, it was fast-paced and I look forward to the next one. ...more
After joining Sara's ARC team for the Dana McIntyre Must Die series, I thought I would try one of her other series and really enjoyed this book. I think this will be another series that I love.

Marion appears in the middle of a forest with no knowledge of who or what she is. She is brought to the local hospital where luckily the doctor is able to determine that she is not human. What she is though is more than just what her species determines. Dr Lucas Flynn agrees to help her, but when she is a
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gahhh!!! Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Yeah, and that reaction pretty much still stands...

If you are a frequent visitor to Creative Deeds Reads, you already know that I'm a fan of S.M. Reine. That's probably an understatement and not earth shattering news by a long shot. You all pretty much know, if this author writes it, this reader will be reading it and in the process, trying to convince other readers to do the same. That's what makes the next thing I'm going to tell you really hard. Don'
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

If only I finished this before hubby and I went on our vacation then I probably would have given this a four. But since I didn't my reading time disappeared and when I was able to finally relax enough to pick it up again something came along, distracting me. So as time went by I started to lose my interest and just wanted to finish the damn book haha
M. C. (MagsTheBookWorm)
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Cast in Angelfire is a paranormal/fantasy style novel that takes place in a future post-apocalyptic world, one in which creatures of folklore have come into being along with those that already existed. Angels, mortals, werewolves, sidhe, witches, etc all clash for power. The main character Marion (a half-angel) is attacked and then vanishes only to wake up some weeks later in a hospital with no memory of anything prior. To add insult to injury, assassins show up to kill her but a mysterious doct ...more
Angel Hatfield
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There was a million dollar bounty on a 19 year old girl named Marion being advertised on the Darknet. The ad also said she had ti die by November first which gave a month’s time to kill her. Assassins were gear up to find and kill her. Marian woke up in the hospital and the only thing she knew was her name and she was awake. Marian did not understand the English being spoken to her and replied in French. Marian did also know she needed to find Seth Walker . Now she was talking To Dr. Lucas Flynn ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

Cast in Angelfire (The Mage Craft Series #1) by S.M. Reine – Marion Garin does not remember who or what she is. What she does know is that she needs to find Seth Wilder. Wilder on the other hand has been missing for years. Instead she is found by Dr. Lucas Flynn. With a large bounty for killing Marion, people who are not what they seem and having to run for her life the story gets exciting very fast. Much of the action in the story is used for world building and back story. While Marion and Luc
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well, I just don't know how to put this review into words. There are no words to do it justice. It was great! What a complex world. There are so many elements to it that it blows my mind. It would take me ten years to write something this good. I have to admit, in the beginning, Marion drove me so crazy. I wasn't a big fan of her because she seemed like she was arrogant but as you get to know more about her, you understand why. It's all I could do not to peek at the ending. Lol. I had no clue wh ...more
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, ya, paranormal
This is the first book I've read by S.M. Reine, and I believe it is set in the same world as some of her previous books. However, that wasn't an issue - I didn't feel lost. I liked the way the world was revealed too - a piece at a time instead of a huge information dump. Basically, a global event resulted in magical creatures now residing on earth along humans.

Our main character is one of those, and clearly powerful, but she has lost her memory. One of the things I liked about her is that she is
Hannah Jones
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I promise this will not all be negatives just read on to get a good idea of my thoughts.

First impressions, I knew this was based at teens and YA, so I was prepared for it to be a lot tamer than the books I read a lot of lately….. Romance is a bit different haha.
Anyway when I first started to read this book I did find it quite hard to follow for the first 50% of the story. The different forms of paranormal characters were really hard to follow, I understood the werewolves, witches, and angels but
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Cast in Angelfire is the first in The Mage Craft series by S M Reine. It's is a fast paced well written story filled with all manner of supernatural creatures who cohabit the world with humans.

I enjoyed this story very much and though there are many books within this world, that I have not read, I still was able to follow the story well as enough information was given to us- partly because Marion herself could not remember anything. So, despite this being an already established world you can re
Gemma McGee
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Cast in Angelfire by SM Reine is the first book in the Mage Craft. The book follows Marion as she wakes up in hospital only knowing her name and that she needs to find a man called Seth Wilder. The world that Marion is not a simple world, vampires, fairies, shape shifter , Demon and angels exists. The problem for Marion is that they want her dead and she doesn't know why. The only person she can trust is her doctor Lucas Flynn, who is as handy with a gun as he is with a scalpel. Lucas tells Mari ...more
Feb 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Urban fantasy is my favorite genre, unfortunately, this book is just not for me.

A great, engaging protagonist is supposed to be one of the crucial elements of an enjoyable narrative. In other words, if you love the main character, chances are you're going to want to read their story. Even an anti-hero can be a hero of their own story as long as they're engaging. And therein lies the biggest problem with "Cast in Angelfire" - its main protagonist, Marion, is downright awful. Arrogant, obnoxious,
I've had this series for a while now, but was hesitant to read it because I didn't much care for Marion.
Seth was another one of those iffy characters for me ... one chapter I like him another I want to smack him, lol.
I didn't much like Rage and Violet in Summer Court and don't really like them now.... I guess they're falling nicely into the role of a tricksy sighe since genesis made them that. I don't really like how Dun and Lia turned out, but what can one say? Characters are meant to change a
Kalli Bunch
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting take on an Angel novel! I have read quite a few books about Angels and Supernaturals, but this was fresh and different. A new spin! Marion has amnesia and they're not quite sure what has caused it. However, everyone around her seems to want her dead EXCEPT Luke, whom she just happened to find (or rather was taken to) in an effort to find someone else without quite knowing why. In this novel, the Angels aren't the decent loving good guys you'd expect them to be. In fact, n ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books-read
Another Universe, another time, and the faeries and angels keep on coming. A story where you actually grow to like the leader of the demon world and empathise with a revenant - a particularly nasty blood-thirsty type of vampire - they have feelings - they love - they feel hurt - and make jokes.

A Universe where Gods change and can be slain if they behave badly - and there is a Librarian Goat (yes really she has a goat head on the body of a woman) recording it all, and making copies because that's
Stuart Macmartin
Mildly interesting, just enough for me to finish it. No huge surprises. A few things didn't make sense: why did the glamour stay early in the book when the end of the book makes it clear it shouldn't? And why would they work so hard to get her on stage before she has anything to say? Makes me think the whole point of the book was the immature romance undertones. I don't mind a sub theme of that if it's done well and supports the rest of the book, but this whole book just felt thin. Besides, they ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it

I am a big fan of SM Reine and while I was skeptical about her first series about the God Slayer becuz it was clearly blasephomous, I couldn't put it down and ended up reading the entire series. Ms.Reine has an originality like no other. This series promises to be just as interesting and I'm just as conflicted. I honestly don't like Marion much and I like Konig even less. I feel like there is good on Marion but I also thinks she is arrogant, stuck up and spoiled. It will be interesting to see
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