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Demon Magic and a Martini

(The Guild Codex: Spellbound #4)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,968 ratings  ·  220 reviews
When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn't know a thing about magic. These days, I'm practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there's one nobody ever talks about: Demonica.

Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the myt
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published April 12th 2019 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Kailey (Kathryn is looking for me) PREACH SISTER. I'm going to be seriously disappointed if it doesn't go there yet.

But that just means there will be more books later, right? ;D
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Caelena Fey
Feb 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Please tell me I am not the only one that already missing Zak??
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2019
4 stars


THIS BOOK. Okay. There's a lot to unpack here.

First and foremost, this is Ezra's book. We got a lot of Aaron in the first two, a lot of Kai in the third, and now Ezra (finally). Curious about his scars? His chill factor? His muscular physique? All your questions will be answered!....And more questions will arise that we need to wait for another book to answer *cry face*

Second, Demon Magic definitely took on a darker tone than it's predecessors. The stakes are higher than
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers. I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions contained in my review are my own.

Annette Marie has really upped the ante in the fourth installment of The Guild Codex: Spellbound. Emotions, stakes, and shock factors could not be any higher in this book! I have been waiting for this book for so long and I could not have been more pleased with it. Each book in this series gets better than the last. If this book is t
LISTEN. if you haven't read the first three books of this series, first of all, WHY; and second, this is your ✨ official warning ✨

✨ spoiler alert homies ✨

✨ seriously, please steer clear ✨

okay, now with that out of the way: Y'ALL. i have been waiting for this book since two witches and a whiskey! april couldn't have come fast enough because it would bring this book and more news from annette marie herself. i am absolutely BESIDE myself with this—i was so, so excited and impatient to see where she
“Lungs on fire and legs hurting, I settled into what should’ve been an easy jog but felt more like death in motion.”


Another funny book in this series. But when will Zak come back?
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tori and the guys face a new challenge when an unbound Demon is set loose in their city. Every mage in town is trying to track it down before it kills anyone. Also present are the Keys of Solomon, a guild that specializes in collecting the bounties of dead demons which they are willing to break all rules to obtain before anyone else. When Tori and Ezra survive a demon attack, it attracts the Key's attention and threatens to expose Ezra's most guarded secrets.

Yay! We get to know more about Ezra!!
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I may be biased but this is the best book in the series so far! I've been on Team Erza since the beginning and this book finally gave us a look into why he is how he is and so much more. For that alone, I consider this the best book to date in this series!

Now that I've gotten the fangirling out of the way, let's talk about the story. I can agree with a lot of other reviewers when they say Tori was in the background for the first half of this story, but it didn't bother me.
**I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

My review, as always, is as spoiler free as possible!

This is the fourth book in Annette Marie's latest series 'The Guild Codex: Spellbound" and by now it's safe to say that the author has won me over yet again with another favourite; A favourite series, a favourite set of characters, a favourite set of friendships and a favourite world. I already knew that I loved this series but the books have g
Penny Noble
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been enthralled with this series since the first book I read, but I think this one is the very best one. We learned so much in this book, and I think Tori has really grown as a character, not that she wasn’t great before. I can’t say too much, but I think this book is a game-changer, and it is in some ways darker. That doesn’t mean it was funny and was light-hearted at time. Also, at one point, I was “flipping” the pages faster and faster because I just had to find out what was coming. An ...more
Every bit as good as book 1.
This series is great.
Characters, stories....I love everything about it.
Good addition to the series! This book really focuses on Ezra and his past and magic and everything. He and Tori also have some moments, shippers! We learn a bit more about Kai's love life. The big magical focus is demons, which was interesting. I enjoyed seeing Tori and the guys again. This book was a bit darker than the previous one. I think this was a good book, and I would recommend it if you have read the other books in the series. You learn a lot. Sadly, tragically, horribly, book five doe ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you thought the last one was a wild ride...
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

This series just keeps getting better and better. Demon Magic and a Martini was such an exciting read and an important one for the series so far. It's action packed, there's character development and secrets come to light. It was awesome.

In Demon Magic and a Martini we get to learn more about the demon magic in this world. A demon is loose in the city and all the guild work together to stop this demon. But demons are hard to kil
Tiera McMillian
Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: june-2019
3.5 stars. Yet another good read in this series that has long sense taken on a case by case plot progression. Each book dealing with a new problem. I am beyond frustrated that our main girl Tori has yet to have any real romantic involvement with anyone and I'm just about to give up hope despite trying to ship her with anything male that seems to walk by... Heck I'm getting desperate lol. Tori and the guys bite off more than they can chew once again and in this book we finally get some backstory ...more
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Best one yet!
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have
Did anyone else find Tori utterly useless until the last 4 chapters?

Okay so I love this series, but I feel like the more I read each book, the more I dislike Tori. I can't quite pinpoint the reason why. Initially, I loved her fieriness and her stupidity/bravery to jump into danger to save the 3 mages (Aaron, mostly) despite knowing that she's facing magic. Lately, it seems that bravery is starting to lean more into stupidity and utter recklessness - but I'm referring more to her actions in th
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cover is gorgeous!!!
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-h-to-m
Actual rating: 4.25 stars

Before anything else, I'm going to say that I very rarely give a book a rating of 4 stars or higher if I spent so much time frustrated by a beloved heroine - rarer still if I did not like the romantic scenes.

"Demon Magic and a Martini" is an exception. I rated it 4.25 stars mostly because of the plot and fine, because of my BAE Kai being the mouthpiece of my opinions.

I have made no secret of the fact that I absolutely adore Tori as a heroine. I found many of her action
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
So many questions are being had over here.
Two Witches and a Whiskey left with a bucket load of questions back in February I hoped would be answered in Demon Magic and a Martini. The fourth and latest novel in Annette Marie's The Guild Codex: Spellbound series continues with Tori's journey as she navigates the Mythic world. Annette Marie answ
Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
The best yet!



At last!!
It was also the most action packed! And contains one of my now favourite scenes ever... Tori’s first training session.
I can not wait for the next one and it’s sooooooo far away .

Also very excited for the spin off series coming, we meet the MC for the first time in the this book. I immediately like her and her demon and can’t wait for more.
With this one Tori was being her usual self, but who really shone in the book was Ezra. I loved that we got to know more about him and his background. But I think the best part of this one was the choice that Tori made, one that she had a bit of advanced knowledge of. Even better than this was when Erza realized just what Tori did, it gives me hope that maybe...someday they will end up together.
Lissa Hawley
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Missing my favorite character in this one. Also, Tori is beginning to seem a bit fickle.
One thing I LOVE about this series is how fast the author is putting it out. I'm so happy not to have to wait years to see what happens next. Thank you author chick. Your dedication to your craft is much appreciated by this inpatient reader. 😊

If you just want the basics, then here you go: The story was GOOD. The side characters were GOOD. The main chick was annoying. Tori's character has changed a lot and in my opinion it wasnt a change for the better. The book didnt deserve her antics. It had s
Enjoyable for the most part. Things have fizzled out with Aaron and you can see a possible romance in Tori's future...although imo he's too good for her
We learn quite a bit about a certain character which I liked 😁
I wish I could give this more than 3 stars but when I'm reading a UF that follows a set of characters I need more that connects the series together....these feel like standalone books so I'm missing the urgency to gety hands on the next one
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cover-love
As always, such a good and fun series. I know some people are bummed with a lack of Ghost but I can't see him settling down longterm right now, at least unless Tori leaves everyone, which she can't do. I'm all for this Ezra for the time being. We finally find out the secrets. There were other things missing though - most of the time was spent at the bar or a few battle scenes. We don't get Tori separated from her three at all, nilch, nada. That means no fun roommate scenes at all, and no brother ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet again Annette shows us her gift for storytelling. This book is compelling, a little darker than the previous books in the series, but most of all, very VERY satisfying. We finally get some answers to questions that has been plaguing us since book 1, but this book also raises new questions about Tori, the holy trinity with muscle & good looks, and their future.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can i get it now? Oh My GOD! I love it lots. I can't wait for more to the series. Tori is slowly growing out of her bubble and trusting people more. I need the next book, can we get it now and not in October that is so far away.

I need more of this series.
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Demon magic and a Martini (+ books in the Guild Codex series)

Warning: binge reading is not good for you, and is hazardous for your sleeping habits! (That said, sometimes it is hard not to delve deeply into a magical world and just silently promise yourself, “five minutes more, and I’ll put down the book to sleep…that won’t hurt anybody”).

Anyway, if you have not yet read any of Annette Marie’s books I highly recommend you trying them out. They are to die for (not literally, because then you woul
4.5, but I’ll round up to a 5. Demon Magic and a Martini was a little darker than the previous books, and there was a TON more action and suspense. Still, I think the thing that will make readers the happiest is that we finally learn more about the mystery that is Ezra.

As Tori continues to adjust to the changes that took place since the last book, all the local guilds come together to hunt a demon that is loose in the city.

Tori is still the same sassy, brave, and impulsive girl w
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this.

One minor quibble: (view spoiler)
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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

Other books in the series

The Guild Codex: Spellbound (5 books)
  • Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1)
  • Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2)
  • Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #3)
  • The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #5)
“Fried mac ’n’ cheese balls. Does that sound appetizing?”

“Fried … mac and cheese … balls?”

Ezra dared to look away long enough to smirk at Aaron. “Don’t you know everything is better in ball form? Cheese, meat, donuts, snow … pasta.”

“Real comprehensive list there, Ezra.”
“Snoopy is a mean word,” Ezra added. “You’re persistently inquisitive.” 0 likes
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