Author: Kit Brisby
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/30/2017
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Fantasy, Gay Romance, Science Fiction
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion—with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he’s ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn’t pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose.
Rogue Magic was a delightful blend of fantasy and science fiction with a dash of romance. I loved the premise and the characters. This is my first book by Kit Brisby and I’m glad I took the risk on a new to me author. The story flowed well, kept my attention, and made me think.
There was plenty of tension and action, and I could totally see this as a movie. It had good strong female characters as well as sympathetic main characters. I really liked Levi and Byron. I bought the romance and rooted for their happily ever after.
I also liked the way the story shone a light on bigotry. Instead of towards gay people it was towards mages, only this hatred manifested in much worse conditions for the mages. I felt the change in values a little too easy but it is fiction after all.
I definitely recommend this book to lovers of the genre!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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