Book Review – Magic Unleashed (Venators) by Devri Walls

I signed up for Magic Unleashed by  Devri Walls as part of a book tour by The Write Reads gang. I must acknowledge my gratitude for Dave and every book blogger involved. This group is one of the most amazing things to happen in the world of book blogging.

Now to Venators. The first book in the series, Magic Unleashed is a YA and fantasy all in one. Rune, her twin Ryker and Grey are a part of the same college community. When Rune and Grey are attacked by creatures in their dorm, they are saved by a blue skinned man, but Ryker is taken by those creatures. That is just the beginning. While the beginning of the book was a tad slow, as I flipped through a few pages, the plot became engrossing. It is a wonderfully built plot and amazed me.

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The whole world of the Venators is fascinating. Starting from the stunts, to the beings themselves, it was very detailed and painted a startlingly vivid picture. If the reader does not picture the whole scene, I would be surprised. Vampires, werewolves; good and bad, all of it come together in this superb telling of this realm.

Well, the story thickens as choices need to be made and paths need to be taken. However, this is just the first book in the series. There is more to come from Venators.

About the book

Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before…Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities.

Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping.

By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators.

Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the council.

By Frost At Midnite

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