The Last Magician
In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their l ...more
It has been an alchemical sign since before the Neverending Story was a thing.(less)
The book follows Esta's journey into the past to retrieve a book that might just free all Mageus from the Brink. The Brink is a magical barrier that has trapped Mageus in Manhattan and trying to leave means risking being stri ...more
I picked this up on a whim because the audiobook sample sounded good and I needed a book about a heist or thieves for a ReadAThon prompt. I ended up loving it SO MUCH. This book has so many things I love, let us tick them off: historical fantasy, early 20th-century setting, magicians, secret societies and gangs, angsty romance, heists, thieves, morally grey characters, and PLOT TWISTS ALL OVER ...more
HOW DARE YOU? How dare you leave me all alone with no one to talk about this?
Why are you not reading this series? How are you all not obsessed with it? Why is there no fanart or incorrect quotes account? Why is no one raving about these characters? Why is no one screaming about the wait for the third book?
My mission will be convincing all of you to read this series right now.
“Find the Magician,” he told her. “And stop him before he destroys our future.”
I wasn’t expecting ...more
And I admit, I checked the first 3 chapters because of the COVER.
and a very trusted friend told me it reminded her with The Diviners, my all time favorite., also Six of Crows.
But it's the cover...come on.
And it turned out everything I wished for in Urban Fantasy..
Time Travel, Early 1900s, Real historical character facts, Magic...and a Magician..
The Last Magician..
God I love it so much. I love how rich the characters ...more
“Liars Make the best Magicians, and he happened to be exceptional!"
I have seen The Last Magician a few times at the bookstore but have never really been interested in it. It wasn't until I heard it involved historical fiction, magic, and a heist, I knew I had to get my hands on it. To be perfectly honest, after reading Six of Crows, I developed a love for heist stories. I may have read one or two in the past, but now I want more. And The Last Magician didn't disappoint.
500 pages of pur ...more
Overall, a fun adventure with magic and corruption...always an amazing combination!
I seriously loved every minute of this book, which is not something that I can say very often. The plot was compelling and full of so many twist and turns, most of which I genuinely didn’t see coming. The world-building and atmosphere was so well described, that it virtually transported me back in time along with them.
This book was filled with well written, complex, and likeable characters and they were definitely one of the main reasons I loved it as much I di ...more
(Based on personal enjoyment: 3 to 3.5 stars)
What would happen if Six of Crows and Passenger had a lovechild?
It would probably look and feel a lot like The Last Magician…
The best part of that analogy is that is does not only match the themes and feel, but also my eventual rating and enjoyment: Six of Crows is an easy five star, and an all time favorite of mine. Passenger was a two star, and had in my opinion quite some issues. The Last Magician lands somewhere in between, hav ...more
One of the best reads of 2017.
No, scratch that!
It's one of the best reads ever
Parties, extravagant jewels, magic tricks, raw power, betrayals and friendships and swoon-worthy romance ; the Last Magician was not confusing one bit, things took time to build up, and then the world manifested beautifully and the characters burst from the pages and I was in complete owe of the story.
I need to recover from this amazing adventure and wor ...more
Buddy read this book with my friend Shreya
I FRIKIN LOVE THIS BOOK AND COVER CAUSE HOLY HELL THEY'RE AMAZING
This book was so enchanting. It had my heart from the first page and I knew when I started it, I was in for one hell of ride. Little did I know that this book would turn out to be one of my absolute favorites! From the writing to the plot to the characters, everything was so well done and I was incredibly astonished to see that n ...more
Oh, how I wanted to love this book. The Last Magician has a fantastic premise, and I hoped that this one would become a new favorite.
But it didn't.
I was...slightly disappointed by this? Don't get me wrong, this book was enjoyable and wholly decent. However, I couldn't shake the feeling that there was more to be desired in this story.
In The Last Magician, we follow Esta, our leading lady who lives in present day Ne ...more
I’m officially bumping this rating from a 4.5 to a full 5 stars! I started reading through it again and I realized that this book is incredible, amazing, and all the good adjectives that I can’t think of right now. That is all. You may proceed.
Wow. I did not expect to like this book as much as I did.
The first time I picked it up was back in August and only read the first chapter or so before I put it down. I didn’t know when I would pick it back up until my friend Ka ...more
It’s 1902 and a mysterious magician steals the most powerful book to the magical universe, never to be seen again. A century later, magic is almost extinct, and the last, surviving, magician is sent back in time to steal the book before it vanishes with The Magician to save the future. From there starts the concoction of the biggest illusion spectacle of all, to steal the book from under the most watc ...more
And when I say gold, I mean lustrous gold that doesn't fail to catch your attention. And while we are at the gold analogy, let me draw another resemblance between the two: the novel is pure gold, not an alloy because it has such a unique plot!
Throughout the novel, I was at the edge of my seat, wondering what will come next. And what comes next isn't anything that will fall within the ambit of your predictions. This is largely due to the well fleshed out characters that are ...more
all of the stars | this reread just solidified the fact that this book is definitely one of my all time favorites. i’m so nervous to pick up the sequel but good lord, i need to know what happens next!
..... W H A T?!?
i’m literally speechless right now. like ??? holy frick i loved this book sososo much!!
okay so the characters were all a m a z i n g! some people have compared it to six of crows and i mean i can kinda see that but we can’t compare all heist books to six of crows ...more
Esta, our main character, is funny, smart and has her priorities straight. She's perfect omg. She's a formidable pickpocket from our time and has some old magic, she can manipulate time and also travel through it with a magical stone. Her mission is to steal an old book from 1902 and in order to do that she has to infiltrate Dolph's gang of thugs.
Our second protagonist is Harte, a magician from 1902 who used to be part of Dolp ...more
The Last Magician was a book I was more than excited to read. It has a heist, magic and a historical setting, all elements that made it seem like a book I would love. Unfortunately, the book let me down. However, I don’t think that should stop anyone from picking this one up, because I really think a lot of my lack of enjoyment of the book had to do with my personal preferences when it comes to book lengths.
You see, The Last Magician is close to 500+ pages long, and while normally that would hav ...more
Real rating: 4.5 stars
“But then, liars do make the best magicians, and he happened to be exceptional.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me present you the most underrated book of 2017! If you want your mind blown away by magic, time travelling, gangster 1902 New York and a simply awesome band of rouge characters - The Last Magician is your book.
It has a vibe of Six of Crows and The Diviners blended together in a perfect mix of mischief and grand adventures. Trust me, you definitely want to be on that t
I really tried to get into this book, but no matter how much I tried, I just kept thinking the word meh in my head all the time.
I just couldn't connect with the characters at all and the pov changed way too frequently for my liking. Sometimes it would be 6-8 pages of one person, then 8 pages of another person, then switch back, and it just really put me off unfortunately
The plot seemed so interesting, but this far in, it just felt like it wasn't really going anywhere anyt ...more
There was something about the warming weather that drove the desperate a little wild. With spring came more boats, and with those boats, more immigrants hoping to carve out their own pieces of the rotten fruit that was the city. And as spring teased the promise of summer, tempers began to flare. Always with something to prove, the new crop of boys would try their luck with knives or guns as they worked to claim meager pieces of territory. Street corners. Back alleys. Nothing worth ...more
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