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The Binding (Unexpected Magic Book 1)
One cursed diary will change two strangers forever…
Merideth Monroe was born to a wealthy politician; luxury was her middle name. The happiest childhood, the finest schools, and landing her dream career; her future couldn’t have been brighter. She didn’t care that her mother wanted a different path for her; but when her mother is murdered and she appears to be next, nothing in her flawless life will matter.
Rider Bradshaw lived a carefree existence. Ex-military, he only wanted out of his family’s shaded history and chose to leave the sins of their past behind. However, when a girl he’s never heard of is placed in his charge by his father, protecting her becomes his obsession and keeping her safe his only reality.
Can Meri and Rider use her mother’s old book to figure out why someone is after them? Or will the guilty party succeed, ripping the tome away before killing them and then slithering back into the darkness…
The Binding was a good read by Samantha Jacobey. Merideth is the daughter of a wealthy politician. Her mother is murdered and she finds out that she is next. Rider is ex-military who is placed in charge of protecting Meri. Meri and Rider find her mother’s old book to find out who is after her and why. I enjoyed reading Meri and Rider’s story and can’t wait to read more by Samantha Jacobey.
The Wicked Awakened (Unexpected Magic Book 2)
A five-hundred-year-old witch wants to steal Sarah’s body
Morcant and Blake Korrigan own a little shop of horrors, where witches congregate and people ending up dead isn’t rare. When Karen Hiltzman joins their coven, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Drawn in, the group convinces her to recruit her best friend, Sarah Matthews, after discovering that she bears a very special birthmark; one that indicates she’s the girl they’ve been waiting for.
Morcant is eager to reincarnate a witch put to death by an angry mob five-hundred-years prior, and unleashes a spell; a dark and sinister curse. His ritual transforms Sarah’s body and will bring Brenna back to life when it’s completed.
Blake wants to help Sarah stop him; but will he be strong enough to defeat his elder sibling, and if he does… will he let her go when it’s done?
(MA – 18+: contains violence, sexual content, and strong language)
CranksterTop Contributor: Fantasy Books
Original, plenty of twists and turns.
Samantha Jacobey’s, The Wicked Awakened, is a perfect Halloween read.
Sarah and her childhood best friend, Karen, are off to college. Unlike Karen, Sarah is a dedicated student. Karen has other interests.
I loved the depiction of the two childhood friends and their relationship. I thought the author did an excellent job of portraying the complex ties that bonds friends and how it can mask competing impulses.
In high school, both girls shared an interest in witchcraft. Karen’s ties went deeper than Sarah knew.
Karen is involved with a dangerous coven, who are interested in recruiting Sarah.
Things go bump in the night, creative and original twists. Stories involving the occult. Some of the twists and turns, I didn’t see coming.