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Rise of the Mage

(Resurrecting Magic #1)

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  17 reviews
College is hard, classes, homework, bullies. But, being the daughter of renowned professors, I grew up at Alderidge University and was on track to have an easy start to my freshman year. Until I met Nathaniel Nightingale.

Aloof and mysterious, Nathaniels hands were covered in scars that told me he had a violent history. He started asking questions about my own, and then
Published March 24th 2020 by Keary Taylor
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Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been a long time fan of Keary's books and I'm always eagerly waiting for her new titles. With Rise of the Mage, you'll get intrigue, mystery, romance, and of course...magic!

Rise of the Mage isn't your typical magic book. It's a story about discovering magic and long-lost ancestral secrets. The two main characters, Margot and Nathaniel meet unexpectedly but there's an instant attraction and an underlying connection that neither one of them understands, until they both discover secrets from
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Margot knows Alderidge University like the back of her hand, she has spent almost her entire life there but there are secrets within the university that she never knew but is soon to discover. After meeting Nathanial Nightingale everything starts to change for Margot.

This story had me hooked from the start, dragging me into what seems at first to be a normal world, but how wrong was I? I love the build-up between Margot and Nathanial throughout the story, there is no instalove but there is
Krystal Fredrick
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to read this story because I really KT and her ability to tell a story with detail and still keep it a wonderful read. For some reason this book felt almost episodic is what though I could see this playing out over a TV show. Rise of the mage was wonderful story involving a smart young girl coming of age and understanding a brand new world that was almost extinct. Along the way she science a companion them together they start to understand their gift.
I can't wait to read the next
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay so here's the thing, I've been in a real reading slump so far this year. I've been reading a book from a favourite author and really struggling with it to the point I put it down when I got this.

This one, I couldn't put down. I always say Keary Taylor does the best world building and this is no exception, I could really visualise Alderidge University and the characters that populate it. And straight away I liked Nathaniel Nightingale. I loved Nathaniel and Margot together too, I loved how
Gemma Ironside
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Rise of Mage is a new series by Author Keary Taylor, I've always been a fan of her books so I was eager to get my hands on this one and as always, it didn't disappoint.

The main protagonist - Margot, is studying at Alderidge University when she meets Nathaniel. Margot is a very strong willed female character that you just don't want to mess with. Nathianel is swoon worthy, absolutely dreamy. When the pair meet there was chemistry between them right away and that only got stronger and more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will admit that I was reluctant to read this book only because Im not real fond of the academy or YA books genre. I read them, but sometimes its difficult as Im not fond of the angst. However, I should have trusted this author. The two main characters are young, but they are in no way immature. In fact, they practice good judgment which in some books even the more mature characters dont; I cant stand that. The storyline is unique, and the action is fun. I am very excited about the next book in ...more
Claire Semonin
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this has become one of my top books by Keary.
I am so glad she got her supernatural mojo back!
I truly love her T.L.Keary books but I am enthralled by her supernatural books. The sheer imagination of this author astounds me!
Rise of the Mage really grips you, it takes a hold of you and keeps your interest. The characters are well written, the plot has a number of threads that I am sure will be addressed in Keeper of the lost!
Well done Keary, fascinating and intriguing story !
I feel a
Oh wow. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. Wow just wow. Each chapter just kept getting better and better. That it had me hooked from start to finish. There was certain parts of the story that had me with all different types of emotions. My heart goes to Nathaniel, he is just an amazing person. Margot she is one badass chick. Those Society Boys, gosh they got on my last nerve. That ending left me like noooo I need more now, it cant end yet. Keeper of the Lost needs to be out already. Thank ...more
Ashile R. Webb
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal!! This book is absolutely amazing! Within the first couple of pages I was hooked and couldnt put this book down and finished it in one night. If you are a fan of Kearys other work, you do not want to miss out on Rise of The Mage. It has all the plot turns and twists that make Kearys stories so addictive and when you finally reach the last chapter you cant wait for the next one to come out. Wonderful characters with depth that makes you want to root for them. If you havent read Rise of ...more
JanaLee Longhurst
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I'm just gonna say that Taylor can write in any genre and kill it. Rise of the Mage is set in a deliciously mysterious college library, which I can fully imagine because her descriptions are so on point. There is electricity between Margot and Nathaniel. There's a missing mother, a professor for a father, a society of college bullies, dark and twisted backstories, and sparks of magic to be discovered. I loved it and I can't wait to read the next one!
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Idi Rojas
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Keary Taylor writes beautifully and to be honest I read anything that comes from her and until now I've never faced disappointment. This time was no exception with a book so well written that it sucks you in from the start. Our protagonist is so stable, so down to earth, she meets Nathaniel and he is so smart and kind and with a dark past awaiting to be found. Together they are a force to recon. I can't wait to read the next.
cassi parker
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing read from Keary Taylor. I was able to get lost in this book for a day and forget the crazy going on around us. I cant wait to see what the series has in store. It was 💯 un-put-down-able, as most of Kearys writing has been. This book has magic, mystery, love and a strong girl finding her voice in the world. Highly reccomend. ...more
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This book was so good! I could not put it down. The main characters are amazing. Margot is kickass but still down to earth which is refreshing. Nowadays it is hard to find female characters who are both. I love everything Keary Taylor writes and I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Raveen Vann
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing book and I was hooked from the very start. This is my favorite book so far by this author. I couldn't get enough of these characters and was so intrigued by this storyline. Really can not wait for the next book because I definitely need more.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Keary has done it again! I am in love with this story line and I can't wait for the next book to come out. I really loved how the relationship between Nathaniel and Margot builds throughout the book, there are moments of sweetness, heat, anger, and passion. I highly recommend!!
Monika Currie
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic story, it felt like you were learning about the rise of magic right along with them.
I cant wait for the next book!!
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that ...more

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