I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade, #1) by Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade
Published by Kensington on April 28th 2015
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Also in this series: Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2), Bright Blaze of Magic
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost
There Be Monsters Here. . .
It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .
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