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The Gift

(Mageri #5.5)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,518 ratings  ·  145 reviews
A Mageri Series christmas story bonus book you won't want to miss!

Despite a powerful snowstorm that has shut down the city, Silver and the Mageri crew are preparing to spend a peaceful holiday at home, surrounded by family, food, and merriment. But the party comes to an abrupt end when Logan receives an unexpected call, one that forces him to make a life-changing decision
Published December 6th 2016
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
The Gift is book #5.5 in the Mageri series by Dannika Dark. For those of you who have known me for any length of time, you know that I loved this series like crazy. Logan was and still is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. So I couldn’t have been happier when Dannika came out with this Christmas novella. I got the chance to revisit every one of the characters of this series that I have grown to love so much. But this wasn’t just a revisit. This was a very important part of the lives ...more
Pam Nelson
5 The Gift Stars

Oh My God… I forgot how much I missed these characters, I kept saying out loud. Oh Logan, Oh Adam, Oh Rose.. lol and so on.

I think what I love best about this book and really any others by Dannika is that it’s like opening a book to your family. You always feel welcome and that you never want to leave. It is like coming home.

This book is the perfect novella not only for the time being as its right around Christmas but because we got to see some of our favorites and what they a
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story begins a few years after Shine ends. The author has a note in the audio and book that warns this book takes place AFTER the series and Risk a standalone set in the Mageri world. Had I not been reading this for the #HoHoHoRAT I would have stopped and read it first. *shakes fist at Goodreads*

It's the holidays and everyone is living under the same roof. I loved seeing everyone settled and getting updates. Simon and Justus go shopping for a tree since this is the first Christmas everyone
Cheryl La Pa
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book warmed my heart and set me in a Christmas mood. Loved catching up with the gang, especially Silver, Simon and Adam. Beautifully written and emotional, it reminded why I loved the Mageri series so much. A must for Mageri fans!
( Mageri Series by this author is probably my all time favorite urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Even now that the series is over, I still find time to occasionally re-read or listen to them again. I was excited to find out that the author was giving us one more novella set in her Mageri world, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

It’s Christmas Eve and Silver is going to be hosting her first Christmas dinner. Since she doesn’t cook that much, this is major for her. And
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a short, extremely cute re visit to one of my all time favorite series and characters. It also added a very large moment for the Cross family.

Logan is and will probably always be amongst my favorite book boyfriends. So I loved revisiting him. We also got more Simon :) who is definitely not a book boyfriend but a book bestie.

I love Dannika Dark and I love LOVE this series. I enjoyed every second of this novella ;)
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mageri #5.5
This book is a Christmas story set in Mageriverse, which features everyone known to us in that universe. Chronologically speaking, this story happens after RISK (Mageri #6). But if you look at the list below you will see that if you read all of the series in Mageriverse, chronologically speaking it actually falls after the SEVEN series.

November 3, 2019 – Audible Audiobook

Mageriverse, which to date consists of the Mageri, Seven, and Crossbreed series are listed below in the prefer
Maria Mercedes

I can’t say enough about one of my favorite authors except that I am never disappointed when I pick up something written by her and it’s even better when narrated by Nicole Poole. I never read Christmas or Holiday stories during “The Season”, basically because I’m usually overwhelmed by everything Holiday related. This story is an exception. It was fantastic to see where some of my favorite characters were at in their personal lives. Since the Mageri series and the Seven series are written on di
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great listen! This bonus story in the Mageri series lets us see what the gang are doing now after a couple of years after the events of Shine. Couples, kids and a special Christmas gift that ties into the Seven series. I love how Dannika Dark has wove the characters from her series together in little and big ways.

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I’m not a huge Christmas reader. I’m not a person that goes out looking for Christmas related stories. I do enjoy a good Christmas story when it’s about a series and characters that I already love. I love novellas because we usually get to see a different side to the characters than in full length novels. Novellas tend to not have the big mystery plot (or at least not as large of one) and focuses more on the everyday
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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Now that I've had a few months to forget my dislike of certain aspects of this series I can say that I enjoyed this novella very much. My dislike was mostly directed towards Logan and Silver and the situations they'd get themselves in. All the other characters were very likable and entertaining.

I like how this novella was set up to give a glimpse into the lives of so many of the characters. This story has me invested in a happy ending for Logan's brothers and Finn. If on
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happily Ever After

Dannika has done a wonderful job of bringing our favorite friends alive in this new book. We get a fresh look into everyone's life. Nice to see Novis is still a presence in Sunny and the children's lives. Love that Justus has started to use the studio that Page set up for him. Finn, so very HAPPY for Finn. The newest member of the Cross family will bring such joy and meaning to Finn and his Cross brothers. Love that we are seeing a softer side to Simon. Ella and Joy will be goo
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars. Nice novella that brought everyone together nearly 4 years after Rose's birth. ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started listening not realizing it was #5 of a series. The book took you to a place of shifters trying to grow their families. A shifter and a mage got together and couldn't breed a child. So they have to look at the black market to get a baby of their own ...more
Camilla Bratt
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect little ending to Silver and Logan's and fam's story. I'm not crying - you're crying! ...more
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
Around a 3 star

Its great to get back with the gang... But the narrator sounds a bit strange... she speaks really fast and weird Robotic isn't the right word...but the way the characters speak to each other seems a little weird.

The story itself was great all the characters back together again Justice with his Grinch and his Rose. Silver and Logan getting their Christmas wish
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful! Loved this novella to end the series!
Jana LaPelle
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What's not to love...

The Gift is an an amazing look into when Silver and Logan are blessed with the gift of a child, Lakota. For me , this novella was like coming home to some of my favorite characters with the bonus of delving deeper into Silver and Logan's struggle to adopt.

Note to reader: This is not a stand-alone book and should not be read as such. If you have not read the series I encourage you to begin at the beginning of Silver's story.
Jennifer Burton
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A heart warming and excellent story! I enjoyed this story even though I knew how it ends. Being a Seven series fan gave me a future glimpse into their lives. I was afraid that it wouldn't be as enjoyable a read because of that but no worries Dannika nailed it! I'm thankful for your creativity.
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Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It feels like it has been so long since I fell in love with Silver and Logan. I love the entire extended Cross family and was a little sad when there were no more books in the Mageri series to devour. Naturally, I moved on to the Seven series and aren't crossovers just wonderful?! I knew what was coming with this holiday miracle before it happened as did, I'm sure, all devoted Dannika Dark fans who have also read the Seven series since you get more backstory on the "miracle" in Four Days.

The Cr
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Gift: A Christmas Novella (Mageri Series)

And what a gift this novella is! Christmas with the Cross brothers, their friends, their mates or soon to be. A love story from start to finish. And best of all, a true Christmas blessing, Logan and Silver never expected to have.
The story is about the Cross Brothers, Logan & Silver, Simon & Ella, Justice, Page and Rose, Allen & Sadie, Novis, Sunny, Zoe & Knox and Finn. Great food, wonderful company, special gifts and a phone call that would change a
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Dark did a great job of gifting us snippets of the characters' lives from the Mageri series. She even managed to wring a few tears from me. And Nicole Poole, as always, narrated perfectly!

The Gift was, well a gift. :) It's been about three years since the end of Shine and DDark gives us a little glimpse of where all the characters are at this point in time.

It's Christmas and Silver is hosting everyone for dinner. This in itself was entertaining since she's never been all that handy in the
Michele Evans
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Christmas story!!

All the family joined together to celebrate Christmas a few years later (from the last book of the series). Silver planned to cook for everyone and her and Logan have been trying to get a child from the black market, since all the adoption agencies denied them because they were a mage and cheetah union. Silver is hit pretty hard with rejection after rejection and they get a call during their celebration that drives them out into the snowstorm to a cabin where their fate
It was great to revisit all the characters and see how things have been progressing. I don’t see why there couldn’t be more closure for Adam and Simon but I guess some things take longer to develop or we need to keep reading more books to find out. I would have given this 4 stars were it not for Silver AGAIN revolving completely around a man. She was heartbroken about not having a child because Logan would leave her if they didn’t find a child to buy soon enough. That just ruined the whole thing ...more
Christina Adams
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is like a 3 hour epilogue. loved the story and to see some of our favorite characters. I hope that there are novella's about Adam and some of the other characters. The Cross's have not found their kindred spirits and I would like to see what happens with Sadie.
I also would like to see where Sonny and the twins fair in the future. We see a glimpse, but does Sonny find love again. This story is around 5 + years in the future, and even though I know that her and Knox loved one another, she is
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Power of Family and Friends

This novella is a heartwarming story of family and friends, coming together and celebrating. It also about the gift of parenthood, and what family will do for each other.

This was well written and takes place at the end of the Mageri series. All the characters you have come to know throughout the Mageri series are present, with the exception of Christian. There are quite a few stories that could come out of this one novella. Loved this book.
Monika Barys
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Book 5.5 of the Mageri series, it's a short novella following Shine and then Risk. We see our favourite characters and how they are managing with their lives. This is the story that links the Mageri series with the Seven series, although we never meet any of the wolves from Seven. A nice ending to the series. ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this one before Closer and Risk so I was a bit confused by some characters developments and confused by the plots. It was however a really sweet addition to the story, we get to see the whole big family that they are and we get to see Logan and Silver again and how they deal with their relationship.
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Dannika Dark is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and Audie Awards Finalist of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.

THE MAGERI SERIES is an exciting urban fantasy romance about a young woman's claim to immortality. Passionate, humorous, dark, and full of unpredictable twists, the Mageri series will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, friendship, and the hidden power within us all. C

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Mageri (6 books)
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