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Esta is een ervaren dief met een aangeboren gave om door de tijd te reizen. Haar hele leven is ze getraind voor één missie: terugreizen naar het New York van 1902 om het Boek der Mysteriën te stelen. Maar dit boek bleek een groter gevaar te bewaren dan iemand ooit voor mogelijk had gehouden: de ...more
Excuse me while I start reading The Devil’s Thief and doom my existence because there’s no publication date for this book yet. ...more
I still loveeee these characters and I still like the plot no matter how absurd or crazy it may get, but the pacing....oh my goodness. When it’s slow, it’s SLOW. And when it’s fast, it flies by! This was very much a stop and go and stop and go kind ...more
Warning, this review contains spoilers about The Serpent's Curse and the two previous parts of the series.
I have to say I am perplexed and disappointed, all at once. I suppose partly I can blame my frustration on the fact that this book was released with a big gap between this one and the previous one. It was too long and I've forgotten a lot from The Devil's Thief. It doesn't help that in book 2 we had new characters implemented into the story. And I couldn't remember half of them.
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The Last Magician: ★★★★★
The Devil's Theif: ★★★
Will Lisa Maxwell redeem herself after making the perfect duology into a trilogy and adding a completely unnecessary book in the middle? Let's hope so because The Last Magician is one of my favorites and I really want to love this one too. ...more
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Diving back into this series after a three year gap between the second and third book was difficult. This book jumps right back into the action immediately where book 2 left off which is great for readers who are binge reading the series but confusing for readers like me who waited the three years for publication. I wish the book had started with a recap of what had h ...more
this is the third book, so spoilers ahead!
the main problem i have with this series is the plot. this book is about to give me trypophobia from the amount of plot holes it has. for example, when they were in chicago and jack had ahold of esta, she couldn’t have gotten out of his hold with her physical training that she used ...more
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- Esta and Harte. Legit why I'm here. I will even read book 4 just for them. I like them both, and believe it or not, I'm now here for the romance. It's the silver lining in this massive tome.
- You know I actually don't mind North and Maggie. Weird, I know.
- Jianyu has grown on me. His plot line is still a waste of space, but I like him more now.
- Okay, that whole San Francisco spot and the time traveling and the f ...more
I really loved this installation in the series. It was almost perfect. The reason I'm not giving it a five-star rating is because for me the plot dragged a little, and the book definitely could have been shorter.
However, I LOVE the characters and I can't wait to see how everything turns out in the last book.
(view spoiler)[ I really loved Esta' journey through this book - and the evolution of her and Harte's relationship. I almost died during the scene on the train.
"You weren't s ...more
There were a few things that hampered my reading experience though. I read the last book right when it came out and it's been a few years since then. I didn't re-read the second ...more
Having read the first two books in the series and completely loving them, I expected nothing less from The Serpent's Curse and was not disappointed. One of the reasons I loved this series was that there was action and drama on every page and this book was no different. A thrillride that ...more
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical
The Serpent's Curse is the third installment in author Lisa Maxwell's The Last Magician series. Key characters in this book are: Esta Filosik, who has the ability to manipulate & travel through time; Harte Darrigan, who is struggling mightily with the Ars Arcana Book being part of his very being and its draw towards Esta. Plus, since the author loves multiple narrations, Jericho Northwood, Maggie, Viola Vaccerelli, N ...more
the last magician was one of my favourite reads at the beginning of the year. then I read the devils thief and I was disappointed but had hopes for this book. now that I've finished this latest instalment I don't know if I'm going to finish this series.
my biggest problem was with how convoluted it was. I get it, the author remembers everything that happened in the second book- but I don ...more
It's only been a year since I got into this series, but The Last Magician is without a doubt the most underrated series I've ever read. It's the perfect blend of fantasy and historical fiction, magic and wonder, and hits literally every single mark of what I look for in a series. After discovering that this third book w ...more
Esta and Harte continue their quest to find the remaining stones that are scattered across the country, but the Order is not far behind and their influence presents an obstacle wherever – and whenever – they travel. More dangerous however, is the powerful goddess, Seshat, who now resides inside Harte and wants nothing more than to break free and destroy Thoth and all magic. Back in 1902 New York, Viola, Jianyu and Cela come up wit ...more
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Now Esta truly understood. Now she knew how truly terrible it was to feel time pulling her—and everything she was—apart. Ripping her from existence.
Esta’s mind raced for some solution, some way out of the trap she’d set for herself, but before she could do anything, she felt herself being in anchored from the present moment, torn away, torn back through the layers of time and place. Until she wasn’t anything at all.”