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
Quill Me Now had a great concept and a lot of ideas, but I can't fathom why JCP felt the need to cram it all in just 82 pages. I mean, why?? It felt very rushed.
I was so intrigued by her magical concepts. I mean, the calligraphy and mages concept really hooked me, and I felt some great chemistry between the MCs. However, none of the ideas got enough page ...more
Merely just the beginning but I'll admit, your mission was successful...you certainly have my attention JCP!
I found myself easily drawn into their magical world and can't wait to see what trouble they get into next. Thanks for the freebie!
*3.5 I'm-yours stars* ...more
I’m just gonna repeat what everyone else has basically said.
For sure this is one of the more unique setups for a magical world and its rules on how said magic works and is created.
This novella started off quite slow but definitely picked up speed. To really tell too much more would most likely ruin the reveals to come.
I’m admittedly intrigued, as this was oh so clever which coming form JSP shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. There’s a greater story arc unfolding with plenty more exp ...more
Story - 3 Stars
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. ...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* ...more
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
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. ...more
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. ...more
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 light and fluffy and cute! Nothing too deep, just an enjoyable story with some fun ridiculousness and a quick romance. Something that isn't meant to be taken too seriously. (I've come to realize, having read a few more books in the series already, that these are kind of like a sitcom with their exaggerated, humorous situations. Also, while I'm using this paranthetical to talk about the series in general, there are mentions of sex, but nothing I'd really call explicit sce ...more
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
Jordan is best known as the author of ...more