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Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Dirty Magic

Title: Dirty Magic
Author: Jaye Wells
Series: The Prospero's War #1
Release Date: January 21st 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: NetGalley
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Dirty Magic is book one in a new series by Jaye Wells. Kate Prospero is a cop fighting dirty magic in Babylon. After a traumatic event in her younger years, Kate swore off using magic and now is trying her best at cleaning up the streets. Always being passed over for promotions in her department, she jumps at the chance when she is offered a spot in the Magic Enforcement Agency task force. The task force's goal is to discover who is behind the new potion, Gray Wolf. The potion is turning people into beings that crave human flesh all while being immune to defensive magic. The deaths and serious injuries are building up, so Kate and her fellow MEA task force have to act fast.

The writing in Dirty Magic is superb. I've been eagerly waiting for another book by Wells since the end of the Sabina Kane series and this one definitely surpassed my expectations. The characters came to life as I read the story, and I had a hard time choosing which I liked best. The world building had me easily picturing what was going on. The plot itself has a bit of everything a reader could ask for, who-dun-it, an ex re-entering the picture, a race against the clock, and an evil villain. I'm really exited for book two, Cursed Moon and can't wait to see where the series goes next.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Ahh it sounds amazing! It's on my tbr pile so hopefully can get to it in the not too awfully long future. lol

  2. I can't wait for Cursed Moon. I wonder how much the guilt of making magic is going to get to Kate.

  3. Weee! Excited to read this too coz it'll be my first JWells novel and I love getting acquainted with these fab UF writers!

  4. Great review! I'll be reviewing it next week :)

    1. Thanks hun! Hope you post a link so I can check it out :)

  5. This does sound exciting...great review Melissa. Ah man, you guys are making my fingers itch to

  6. I'm totally getting this one when it comes out--so glad you gave it the thumbs up!