Magic in the Blood
In the second book in Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series, when the police’s magical enforcement division asks Allie to consult on a missing persons case, she finds herself drawn into an underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic.
Working as a Hound—tracing illegal spells back to their casters—has taken its toll on Allison Beckstrom. But even though magic has given h...more
We begin with the premise from that surprising revelation at the end of Magic To the Bone: Allie remembers nothing from the events of that book. I suppose that could be annoying to some readers, but for me, I feel like that device give ...more
It's hard to pin down how I feel about Ms. Beckstrom. I don't dislike her, but I'm not particularly attached to her either. Combine that with paragraph after paragraph of tedious detail and this isn't a series I'm excited about. I can't tell you how tired I am of reading the same phrasing to describe Allie's magic - I got it the first ...more
That's one problem Allie Beckstrom doesn't have. I'm beginning to think Allie needs more powers to deal with everything Devon Monk is throwing at her. Monk is great — maybe a little too great — at describing the agony of trekking all over Portland in ...more
In the world of this series magic has been discovered and harnessed and is sold like a utility. Anyone can use it if they've got the means to buy it or they only use it for tiny things. It also demands a secondary price for itself, giving the user a fever, headache, pain, even blackouts in the aftermath of its use.
It's an interesting world. Set in Portland, Oregon, Devon Monk's ...more
Having the main character, Allie Beckstom, have her memories reset back to her back to her 25th birthday, which was the opening scene of book one, was both a blessing and a curse for us as a reader. A blessing because it gave us a chance to get to know the love interest, Zayvion Jones' character a little more, and for them to try and b ...more
Allie's mostly recovered from the coma caused by her use of alot of magic to save a guy she su ...more
Ummm... I still really enjoyed the series so far. The writer does a great job getting to know Allie. I just wish she wasn't always so beat up all the time. she gets her ass kicked more than Rachel Morgan.. (and that's a lot) But at least she's not a baby about it and can handle the pain. Zayvion Jones is still a mystery to me. Why was this secret Authority soooo secret anyway? Why couldn't he just tell her before? And now that she knows, will he be honest with her about it ...more
There is always a price to be paid for using magic. Rule No. 1. Allie can offer to swap a fever for using magic, or a head cold, but there is always some price. In this book, Allie discovers she is even more magical than she previously thou ...more
In the last book Allie had forgotten a big chunk of time because she used too much magic and it included falling in love with Zay ...more
That’s the perfect description for Allie. Even though she isn’t a gun wielding, knife throwing, kick boxing chick, she is totally kick ass. She’s got magic after all! She’s a Hound. Someone whose job is to track ...more
But there isn't time to dwell on her missing memories because the polic ...more
Magic In the Blood, starts a few weeks after the events in Magic to the Bone. Allie is healing and still trying to piece together the events that forc ...more
Magic in the Blood is a book that doesn't break much new ground. Allie Beckstrom is just such a person who sees magic and can use magic in a world much like our own. A world like our own? Well, not reall ...more
The book was moderately exciting, sometimes it even got interesting, but overall it's not worth more than 3 stars. Again there was a lot of stupidity in the book: Allie is still dumb and naive (not to mention how ignorant she is), and other characters also make decisions that make no sense whatsoever (not rationally and not emoti ...more
This one has us following Allie on a Hounding job for the police while trying to figure out when she started to see ghosts. Add to that her still confused feelings about Zayvion, trying to dodge her father's ghost, getting tangled up in some bad blood magic and trying to keep the rest of her life organized... well this girl would have no luck if it weren't for the bad luck in her life.
Again, a good page turner for an urban fantasy. Allie takes her share ...more
yes she pulls it out but.. she's no one bad ass. she's also so foolish. even more so in this second book.
she doesn't listen to people.. she doesn't remember anything and it's so annoying ..
this chics a dumbass
always recapping always getting it wrong alway misplace rebellion. normally the rebellion works out.. someti ...more