Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Posted August 16, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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.

Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer EstepCold Burn of Magic (Black Blade, #1) by Jennifer Estep
Series: Black Blade
Published by Kensington on April 28th 2015
Pages: 323
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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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. . .

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Estep’s books, and this one is no different. I love the little eggs she has throughout her books that mention other series. It makes me giddy.
Lila is freaking amazing. She can kick your ass, take your wallet, and go on about her business without breaking a sweat.  She’s had a pretty tough life and my heart hurt for her. She does have some preconceptions about the houses, and while some of them are true, she learns that maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem.
I loved seeing how fierce and loyal Lila is.  She may not like being in the position she’s in, but she keeps to her obligations.  I can’t wait to see what else Lila and the Sinclair’s get into.  I see lots of amazing fights, and more character development.

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.


Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.


Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.


For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.
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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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