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Dark Arts and a Daiquiri

(The Guild Codex: Spellbound #2)

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When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.

It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender--but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?

Then my f
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Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published November 16th 2018 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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✶Rachelle✶
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2018, paranormal
5 stars

I really shouldn't be surprised anymore at how much I enjoy these books, but every time I finish one I'm like "WOW DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING THAT WAS SO AWESOME!"

I really liked this book, even more than the first. There were some issues I had with it (Tori's attitude got to be a bit over the top at times), but overall a solid story. This one wasn't quite as fun as the first book, but I felt like it was more authentic with its magic and storyline. ALSO DRAGONS! AND FAE! AND SNARKY TALKING SKU
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Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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Dark Arts and a Daiquiri picks up just a few weeks after the events of Three Mages and a Margarita, and we jump right into the action as Tori and the guys set up an exorcism for a faery spirit haunting the apartment she wants to rent. Much hilarity ensues, and then sadly the apartment and the faery are abandoned while they all become involved in hunting down this big-huge-black-magic-bad-guy that is stealing magically inclined youngsters. And by hunting do
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
11/13/2018: Read for the second time! I love this world and these characters so much!

I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the author.

This review MAY contain minor SPOILERS. Read at your own risk.

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Tweebs♥️ (hiatus)
“It’s impossible to make the second book better than the first”

Annette Marie: Hold my drink
Emma
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book really benefitted from the new character and different setting. The first book was all about introducing the characters and in this we see how Tori is gathering connections and influence as she goes. I really liked the direction the magic took in this one and how the magical world expanded.
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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This series has proven itself to be amazing! I love how the stories are set up and span a full book with no cliffhanger at the end. The writing and pacing are great! Books by Annette Marie just keep getting better and better with every new release.

I love Tori's sense of humor and how sassy she is even in inappropriate moments. The backbone she's sporting makes her one heck of an interesting character as well. All that being said, I also have soft spot for her. Especially no
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☕️Kimberly
I am having a blast with this series. RTC
Lola
I received a free copy form the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

I enjoyed the first book in this series and was happy when I got my hands on a copy of book 2. I enjoyed this book even more than book 1, the story line is great and there are some great twists and reveals. The world and characters come even more alive and I quite liked the plot line and the change of scenery for a bit in this book.

Dark Arts and Daiquiri starts out when Tori gets asked by the three mages that are her friends to h
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Kristen Burns
3.5 Stars

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*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This was another fun, quick read in a magic-filled urban fantasy series that managed to keep me on my toes with some surprising twists and a very different plot from the first book.

I think Tori's past was touched upon in the previous book, but it was confronted more in this one. Oftentimes authors go to the extreme when including abuse in a story, so I liked the acknowledgement that abuse isn't
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Ina
4.5 stars

How in the hell did I now discover this series sooner? It's totally up my alley. Relatable no BS heroine, great side characters, intriguing plot. Highly recommend to all UF lovers out there. The story isn't completely new and revolutionary (given the number of UF stories that already exist, I think it's quite difficult to come up with a completely new idea), but it isn't full of cliches either.

This is what you will get in The Guild Codex: Spellbound:
- kick-ass heroine that isn't afraid
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Di
** I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Honestly I can't believe I was so apprehensive about this series when I first heard about it on Annette Marie's Website. I have never been disappointed by one of her books and if the five star rating on this one wasn't evidence enough - read on for further gushing and general fan-girling (in a non-spoilery way) about this series.

This was just the perfect follow up to a series that started with
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Narilka
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, read-in-2019
Rating: 3.5 stars

It wasn't long ago that Tori Dawson landed a job as a bartender for a guild of mages. So when her three favorite mages ask for Tori's help catching a notorious rogue of course she agrees. The fact that Tori's going to be used as bait to lure a felon who is a dark arts master known to abduct young, troubled mythics... yeah, that plan fell apart about two minutes in to the operation.

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri is the second in The Guild Codex by Annette Marie. The story continues to
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Laura
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so glad i carried on with the second book and not let what i thought might have been reverse harem put me off.....

The Author just opened a hole new tin of worms, in the forms of Fae and druids.... The plot was brilliant along with the world building and character developments.

Ghost was really interesting, and his part in this book although i think its far from over, Tori lets herself be captured by the notorious Ghost who appears to be kidnapping young abandoned Mythics, during her time in
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FV Angela
Review originally posted at http://smexybooks.com/2018/11/angelas...

This had a completely different feel to it than the first book in the series. Maybe because the main character, Tori, spends most of her time in another dimension interacting with all new characters and her three bffs introduced in the first book only make appearances at the very beginning and toward the end. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy myself, I did, but it wasn’t was I was expecting.

Tori is still a regular, normal, e
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Jacob
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First draft, more epic than the first.
mith
Hi, hello, it is I!! I’ll try my best not to spoil anything about this book but I’m sorry in advance if I do!

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri was a fun follow up to Marie’s latest series. While I thought Three Mages was okay, Dark Arts was definitely better in my book.

Part of what I admire so much about Marie’s books is that she manages to expand her worlds with every new instalment. In Dark Arts, we find out about more magical beings in Tori’s world. A little more about witches, a little more about fa
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MrsJoseph
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 stars!

This one...wasn't as much fun as the first book. The pace was a little choppy, some things didn't make sense (plot wise), etc.

Once I was able to work my way past the almost middle section (chunky and slow), it picked up again and became more fun.

I'm...a little perturbed that Tori's head is turned so easily by a pretty face. And I really want something to (honestly, NOT) happen with her and a boy. So she can stop mooning over hot guys. I also want her to have a
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Mara
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
As I said for the first book, it's a stretch to call this series UF, as it's very light and above all too keen on its NA theme: the one where 20 something women are sex starved idiots.
Here is mostly a thread, but it's still irritating and adds to the sheer lack of believability of a simply human girl that keeps defeating powerful others out of luck (otherwise called the author said so)

It reads easily, but I can't say much more than that.


Y. Layla Shabazz
Really loving this Series! I'm going to have to check out the Author's other works as well. I'm really looking forward to getting the next book in this series. I am eager to get the Audiobook when it comes out in a few weeks. So excited.
Jennifer
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tori agrees to help her mystic friends track down a missing girl who appears to be kidnapped by the infamous "Ghost". Believing it is the only way to save the girl (Nadine), she agrees to go with the Ghost to his compound. There Tori begins to figure out that there is more to Ghost than his bad reputation. When Nadine is threatened by aspects of her past, Tori and the Ghost come to an understanding.

I'm loving this series (not quite as much as Steel and Stone, but close!). Tori gets herself into
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Jewel
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-h-to-m
I have gotten over the surprise that it's so easy to feel like a part of this fantastical world Annette Marie created. No grandstanding - just simple and straightforward yet very effective storytelling. "Dark Arts and a Daiquiri" was even more action-packed than "Three Mages and a Margarita". Even better, we got to know more about the magic system and meet a powerful, intriguing new character.

I enjoyed our heroine Tori's character development. I already loved her sass in the first book, so I wa
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julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 Three Mages and a Margarita: ★★★★

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2 stars.

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“Rule number three: Any rule can be broken.”


Dark Arts and a Daiquiri loses a little bit of what makes the previous novel so good: the easy and funny dynamic between Tori, Aaron, Kai, and Ezra. The novel changes tune to deliver a plot that is very unique yet not as engaging, but keeps its humorous tone until the very end. There is a smidge of character development with Tori, but everyone else gets sidelined in favor of a brand new shiny character
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Darcy
Well...with this one Tori learns more about the magical world she is now a part of. Her being a newly found witch and not growing up with anything magical means that there is so much that she doesn't know. That fact doesn't stop her from helping out when danger comes calling and this time it hits her friends again. This time around Tori is forced to face things that she hasn't really wanted to, but she does it in her way, a way that lets people know that they are still important to her no matter ...more
izzy
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my last book for April and it is amazing!!!

This series gets better

Okay, we meet Tori (our favorite now) and Sin as they try to rent an apartment for Tori only it is haunted by a Faery

That's aside, Kai, Ezra and Aaron enlist Tori help to find a kidnapped teenage girl called Nadine
She is kidnapped by someone called 'Ghost' who is super powerful and has not been caught yet. There is a large bounty on his head.

Anyways, she plays along and finds out a lot of things

Ghost name is Zak
Is he truly
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Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wowowow. Annette Marie might become one of my favorite authors by the end of 2018.
I absolutely loved  Three Mages and a Margarita , where we were introduced to the world of mythics with Tori as a bartender. With Dark Arts and a Daiquiri, Annette Marie brings us back to that same world with a new adventure as the three mages Tori met in the first book as
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Kat T.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grrr...So yeah Tori had been pretty annoying in this one but oh my god I can’t deny it—I’m so hooked??? I need the next book asap!!!

Also. THE DRUID. I SHIP IT.

4 Stars 🌟
Iris (Artemis Library)
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-nr-november
What an amazing series

Give me some whiskey. Can’t wait dor the next installment of this kick-ass series!

This is my favorite of 2018!

Fun, love romance, urban fantasy, great paranormal characters. #needmoreZAK.
Marley
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark arts and a Daiquiri just blew away three mages and a margarita- & I Floved that book, hard! Tori has became one of my favorite heroines. I love all three of our favorite mages but I think Ghost stole the show. Dark arts and a Daiquiri has some great lol moments, action, and the story telling is beyond amazing. Can’t wait for the third installment. I really don’t want this series to ever end.
Di
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not sure what happened to my original review here! Somewhere in setting this is a reread I obviously deleted it? But here it is again!

** I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Honestly I can't believe I was so apprehensive about this series when I first heard about it on Annette Marie's Website. I have never been disappointed by one of her books and if the five star rating on this one wasn't evidence enough - read on for further gushing
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Carro
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good sequel to Three Mages – same tone as before. A little bit more comes out about Tori's lousy childhood – but she is also dealing with it. Gripping story with some unexpected twists and side effects, well done, energetic light read.
Minor plot item I particularly liked - Tori gets the chance to rent a nice flat – but that takes an unexpected turn – don't want to write a spoiler so I'll just say I'm looking forward to seeing how that works out in the sequel – which I bought the moment I finishe
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to incl ...more

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The Guild Codex: Spellbound (5 books)
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