Friday, October 20, 2017

Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson

Stolen Magic (Shadows of the Immortals #1)Book Description:
Lexi Jardine may be a thief, but she’s not stupid. When a crooked fireshaper wants her to steal a ring from the boss of his order, she knows it’s a one-way ticket to sleeping with the fishes. Her answer is to drop off the face of the earth. 

Safely hidden in a quiet seaside town, she just needs to keep her head down and pretend to be a regular human. Since her only magical ability is the power to control animals, that should be easy, right? 

Then a new fireshaper shows up in town. He’s hot as hell but oddly hostile. With his suspicious eyes watching her every move, her safe haven starts feeling more like a trap. When her best friend disappears, Lexi knows the time for hiding is over. The fireshapers might be more powerful, but Lexi’s not one to abandon a friend. It will take everything she’s got to save them both from the flames. 

My Thoughts:
I got really into this book.  Lexi is hiding.  She should be laying low, just ask her best friend, Sil.  The quiet town they have settled in gives her peace and friends.  Since Sil is determined to stay a cat, Lexi hangs out with some good friends she has made.  The just like that, her world changes.  A man as hot as the fire he controls comes to town she wants nothing to do with him, except that she is also insanely attracted to him.
I liked Lexi's attitude.  She may be hiding but she still loves those around her.  I got annoyed at Sil several times for how self-centered she came across, but there is a back story there that makes it a little more understandable.  Steele is a guy I wouldn't have wanted to mess with but he just can't seem to stay away from Lexi.  The whole story was great, and I totally didn't expect the twist at the end.  Can't wait for book 2!
It was a 4/5 for me.  I will start book 2 as soon as it downloads!


  1. Can't wait to read it. Thank you for your thoughts on Colors of Christmas.
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