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Four Stars: Magick by Trish Milburn

Magick is the exciting conclusion to the Coven trilogy. Jax needs to learn to master her white witch power, come to terms with the horrible act she has done, and figure out how to bring an end to the dark covens’ reign for good. But no pressure or anything ;-). 

I love the Coven series and have been lucky enough to receive Magick (Coven #3) from Netgalley to review (thank you so much!). This is the third book, so there will be spoilers for the first two! Fortunately, you can just pop over to my review for White Witch (Coven #1) and Bane (Coven #2) instead and get started on this awesome series if you haven’t had a chance to yet!
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Title: 
Magick
Author: Trish Milburn
Pages: 166 (paperback)
Genre-ish: Urban fantasy (witch edition :D)
Rating★★★ great characters, plot struggled

The covens are coming for her.

But is she a White Witch or a Dark Witch? In a war for control of the witch world, the answer will save-or doom-everyone she loves.

In White Witch, Jax gained friends she’d die for and a staggering power that threatens them all.

In Bane, Jax did the unthinkable and killed a supernatural hunter to protect her friends. She found herself lost in darkness and prisoner to the Bane, a secret society of witches sworn to prevent the use of the dark magic.

Now, in Magick, the powers of Jax and her friend Egan have been magically bound by the Bane. She must convince the Bane she can learn to control her power and become a White Witch in truth. She’s their only hope now that the dark covens have called a Conclave with one purpose-to kill this generation’s White Witch and anyone who has ever stood with her. If Jax can’t amass an army of her own, rebuild the trust of her friends and boyfriend, and find the White Witch’s elusive weapon against the dark, it may be too late. — Goodreads


Strengths:

  • Delicious writing! I buzzed through Magick faster than any other book this month because I just didn’t want to put it down.
  • I really liked the development of the dark/white magic system in Magick. We learned a lot more about the origins (even more than in Bane) and how everything works and it made a lot of sense without being predictable, score :D.
  • Jax, Keller, Toni, and Egan are all awesome characters with two adorable romances, daaaaaaaah.

Weaknesses:

  • Jax’s internal dialogue can get really overdramatic at times, seriously girl, calm down and stop repeating questions in your head.
  • There was a strangeness to the plot tension in Magick. There was a nice amount of tension in the middle as Jax was figuring out her power stuff, but the big epic battle at the end was strangely lacking in tension. Jax basically gained confidence to the point that she really wasn’t worried about much, and therefore the reader isn’t worried about much, which makes the epic battle less… epic. :(

Summary:

Aside from Jax being  little overdramatic for my taste (and therefore a very realistic teenager, haha), I have loved ever Coven book I’ve read so far and Magick is no exception. The spin to witches is fun and interesting, the characters are people I would like to actually get to know and the writing sucks you in and won’t let your eyeballs go because you can totally read just one more chapter tonight! If you haven’t checked out this great series yet and you like YA urban fantasy with some witches, do yourself a favor  and go go go!

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Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – A

 

 Magick by Trish Milburn

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Comments

  1. Ooo, I really like that cover art.

    • Beautiful isn’t it?? They all are, I’m really tempted to get the trilogy in physical books just to make my shelf look pretty :D

  2. I love the cover, so gorgeous! Great review!

  3. Thanks so much for the lovely review. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the Coven books.

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