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Book Review--> Books of the Kindling #1-More Than Magic by Donna June Cooper

Title and Author: More Than Magic by Donna June Cooper
Series: Books of the Kindling #1
No. of Pages: 304
Publication Date: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (February 4, 2014)
Language: English
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary Romance, Magic

Book Review:
More Than Magic intrigued me with its unique title, its distinctive cover and the blurb which promised me a romance with a touch of magic while also giving me a glimpse of a mystery that had me excited. The result was that I broke my reading sequence to pick this book up first and was completely blown away by it!

I loved everything about the book. Donna creates a different world with a mysterious mountain as the hub of all activity. The beauty of the mountain and the stories that surround it had me intrigued and asking myself if the mountain is really magical?
The settings are expertly and very vividly sketched and easily make the reader feel like he/she is present there. I could feel myself enjoying the stars, the clear air, the forests and the silent and homely beauty of the Woodruff house.

The characters are easy to associate with and I felt like I already knew Grace, her Pops, Daniel, Nick, Pooka and Jamie. These were people I could easily be friends with and so rooted for their happiness in the book!

The trust and love between Grace and Daniel had me beaming. They are the perfect siblings who look after each other and are ready to face all dangers for each other. The beautiful romantic development between Grace and Nick had me sighing and praying that they get a happily-ever-after. 

The mystery and history of the mountain is expertly developed and revealed. The author is successful in keeping the reader hooked until the very end. I could not keep the book down until I had finished reading the book. The whole magic and its impact on the lives of my favourite characters is wonderful to read about. I was specially spooked with the climax and had goosebumps while reading it. The unknown old magic, the secret drug business and the danger chasing Grace and Nick had me turning the pages with bated breath. The thrill of the chase, the uncertainty, the mystery and the evil lurking on the mountain is admirably brought to life in the book and will have you excited, eager to know more as well as completely spooked.

The author's writing style is engaging and she is able to create a mental picture of all the places and events. I loved her descriptions and wish I can visit the Woodruff mountain someday. :)

The only slight downside of the book was that the terminology and language of the residents of the mountain is different and  was sometimes hard to understand. The author should have given a glossary to assist the reader here.

All in all, More Than Magic is definitely a must-read book and I enjoyed every second of it. 4.5 out of 5 to it and strongly recommended to everyone. Don't miss reading the book and the series which promises a story that you will not forget. I am definitely going to read the next books in the series. :)

I received the book from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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 More Than Magic by Donna June Cooper

****Books of the Kindling Series****

Book 1: More Than Magic by Donna June Cooper
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Book 2: Mostly Magic by Donna June Cooper
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Book 3: Making Magic by Donna June Cooper
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  1. WOW, Nikita, More than Magic sounds pretty magical, and I think I'd really enjoy this story. Great review!
    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading :)

  2. Thanks Lexxie..It is grt..I just finished reading the second book and that's even more interesting :)

  3. I am loving this series. I am up to book three. The characters are becoming my best friends.. I do care about them.
    I think there is a glossary, or maybe the words are explained early on. I did not know what a Painter (panther) was before reading.

  4. The series is proving to be addictive..I just finished the second book and cant wait to start on the third :)
    Some words were explained but there were some that had me baffled..A separate glossary would have made things simpler here..I hope they add it in the next edition. :)

  5. thanks for reviewing and hosting!


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