Quill Me Now
Spellcraft isn’t exactly a respectable business, but it does pay the bills. At least, it should. Unfortunately, Dixon Penn failed his Spellcraft initiation. Instead of working in his family’s shop, he’s stuck delivering takeout orders in his uncle’s beat-up Buick.
Winning a Valentine’s Day contest at the largest greeting card company i...more
a) it took me some time to fully grasp how magic worked in the story’s world and, when I finally did, the book was practically over, leaving me very little plot to enjoy;
b) the relationship between Dixon and Yuri would have been great, if it had had the proper time to develop. As it was, it came very cl ...more
DEFINITELY going to put the next one on the TBR.
Quill Me Now is part of the four-book Bad Valentine collection, a set of standalone stories by different authors that are all built around the same opening line (for more details on the collection, check out this post). What really sold this story for me is the creative world building. I loved the idea of magic as a two-part process between the Scrivener who writes the words and the Seer who draws the accompanying image. In this world, magic is a wily thing and t ...more
It should be a nice read -- but I read this scrunching my head because I didn't really grasp the scrivener and the seer and how the magic worked. It was all confusing for me, and I didn't at all enjoy the reading experience, despite liking Dixon as a character *shrugs*
I liked this, but I didn't love it? The world and the magic is really cool. The romance was secondary to everything which I wasn't expecting in a Valentine's story. I loved both the characters and the outcome for the villain 😂 and I look forward to seeing how the story and their relationship grows. I hope we get to see more about Dixon's family too. JCP's world building, as always, is superb.
I liked this but didn't love it. The world is super cool. I didn't really feel any connection between the MC's. It says at the back of the books there will be another story about these two. I'll definitely read that.
Jordan Castillo Price
This novella has the distinction of being the part of a small series called Bad Valentine created by several different authors; AND being the first in Jordan Castillo Price’s Spellcrafting series. I’d been resisting reading it because novellas move too fast for me, but when I saw the THIRD of the Spellcrafting series announced, I bought the second and pre-ordered the third. Three novellas make a nice big book. And that’s ho ...more
Despite my own issues, JCP always write quality works, this one is no exception. She managed to weave in the jargon pretty smoothly but from the perspective of people who were using them. By the end of the b ...more
This was a cute little introduction into The ABCs of Spellcraft series, I'm looking forward to more adventures with Dixon and Yuri.
I like the idea of the magic, with the Scriveners and the Seers, the Seen and the handless. I will admit that it was all a bit confusing, almost right up until the end, but it was still an enjoyable story. And that's thanks to Dixon, I really like his character. Even as I was trying to grasp how the magic worked, I was really entertained.
This book is part of a group of stories where the start is “Nothing good ever came of a Valentine.”
I was given an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. This is my honest review.
Imagine being part of a talented family. Imagine being the hope for the future of that family. Now imagine failing, publicly, epically. For Dixon Penn, this is his reality. From a family of magic spellcasters, Dixon has failed his test to join their ranks. He is now a meal delivery guy who ...more
Quill Me Now
By Jordan Castillo Price
I loved everything about this story—the urban fantasy aspect, the magical world of Scriveners and Seers, and the unlikely relationship that blossomed between Dixon and Yuri.
It’s somewhat poetic (no pun intended, since Dixon applies for a job at a greeting card company) that Yuri, bound by a scrivening to obey his nefarious employer’s every whim while at the same time being a powerful See ...more
I have mixed feelings about this story. I loved the story itself and I absolutely adored Dixon. He was sweet, funny and a bit awkward. I loved his ramblings and could listen to him all day. As for Yuri, he wasn’t very well developed, as most of the story is told from Dixon’s POV, but what I saw, I liked.
I loved the mystery and paranormal portion of the story. It was well done, kept me guessing and even had some action. What didn’t work for me was the romance portion. There wasn’t eno ...more
I loved this quirky little story about two guys finding a magical link as well as a romantic one. It's very lighthearted, and my onl ...more
Even though I found the largest majority of this story to be discombobulating... it still managed to be a really cute read! Dixon had his problems, but it was Yuri that I fell in love with and look forward to reading more about... I guess it will be okay if Dixon tags along! *snort* LOL!!!
Quill Me Now is told mostly from the point of view of Dixon. He ...more
Jordan is best known as the author of ...more