Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Review: Magicorum Box Set by Christina Bauer

by Christina Bauer
Monster House Books
Young Adult Fantasy
728 pages

***New box set celebrates the launch of Book 4, SLIPPERS AND THIEVES!***

The urban fairy tale series that USA Today calls “must read YA Paranormal Romance” is now in a single ebook collection...

Bryar Rose is supposed to live by a fairy tale life template: sleeping beauty. So why does she dream of ancient Egypt and a handsome young werewolf?

Bryar Rose and her bestie Elle (never call her Cinderella) go shopping in hidden Manhattan stores run by faeries. Mayhem ensues.

Bryar Rose discovers the secret behind her connection to the pyramids of ancient Egypt ... and to the heart of a certain werewolf.

“Bauer’s unique voice blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass.” – Booklist

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
2. Moonlight and Midtown
3. Shifters and Glyphs
4. Slippers and Thieves
5. Apples and Arsenic


Like fairy dust, familiar fairy tales slide into an even more exciting world of magic, shifters, fae, dragons and so much more.

This box set includes two novels and one novella, each one surrounding the adventures of  Bryar Rose and her friends. Bryar Rose starts out as a pretty normal girl, except for the fact that she's has a Sleeping Beauty Template, which is faulty. Since she's not allowed to attend a usual school, she's stuck in a support group for cases similar to hers. But secrets abound, and soon she winds up in a much bigger conspiracy to take destroy magic. Mix in her best friend, a Cinderella Template, who's a thief and con-artists, and two very hot guys, who pack amazing powers, and boredom stays far away.

This story drew me in even more than I thought it might, and I found myself not wanting to put the books down...which is really not wonderful considering how long it takes to read 700 + pages. Bryar Rose has a few rough edges to her personality, but it slides in nicely with who she is and her past. The friends surrounding her are gems. Each holds their own quirks, guaranteeing more than a couple slightly humorous scenes. It's this sense of humor which balances out the action...and there is ton of action. Bad guys abound, but all aren't what they seem. In the world of magic, anything is possible and does happen. It's an exciting read for fans of strong heroines, friendship, magic, action and a slight bit of fairy tale thrown in.

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