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Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
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Jun 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: urban-fantasy, 2008

** spoiler alert ** I loved the world Monk created here. Magic is readily available in all major cities. Anyone can use it, but it comes at a price. Usually, it's a headache, a cold, or some other small or big illness depending on how much or how difficult the magic you used was. In Allie's case, though, her magic often results in a headache AND memory loss. The author made that very clear from the beginning, but I have to say, I was a little disappointed the memory loss and the book she writes important things down in (so that she can remember them) wasn't really a factor until the end of the book. I think Monk missed the opportunity to do a lot of really cool stuff with the memory loss and book. On the other hand, this is the first of a series. I'm sure the author will do that "cool stuff" in the next few books.

I also loved the Main Hero Guy, Zayvion. I love his quiet but serious kick-ass attitude. He definitely knows a lot more than he's telling, and I'm really looking forward to the next book and this "war" that's coming.
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message 1: by Zoe (new) - rated it 1 star

Zoe Just started this. It seems gritty like Downside Ghosts.

Sandy Williams It's really good! Very cool world, and yes, I think I'd call it "gritty." I haven't yet read Downside Ghosts, though. I'm not sure it's as gritty as that.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the book!

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