fantasy · Magic · Young adult

*BLOG TOUR* Secret Mage – Rebecca Jaycox ★★★★

Blurb; Some secrets are too deadly to keep, some bloodlines too powerful to contain …

Reggie Lang might only be seventeen, but she’s had to grow up fast. Losing a father as a baby made things hard enough, but when her mom turned to alcohol for refuge, Reggie had to hold things together. She still does. If only she could escape it all …

When the other kids at school start calling her a freak, things only get tougher. What’s worse, she worries they’re right. Reggie shouldn’t be able to bring dead creatures back to life but somehow she can? If it wasn’t for her ride-or-die best friend, she’d have completely lost it by now.

When a mysterious man invades Reggie’s dreams, is it just another sign that she’s falling apart? He claims he’s her guardian – that he’s from another world. He tells her that her father’s killer is there …

… and that now an evil mage is gunning for her, destroying anything in his way.

Reggie’s always wanted to escape her life, but not like this. Does she really have to run to protect the people she loves? Who will take care of her mom? The man in her dreams says he’ll teach her about magic and protect her. That he’ll send someone he trusts to collect her. That her blood makes her powerful. It’s a hard choice, but ultimately protecting her mom is worth anything.

The magic-saturated world she discovers might be full of wonders, but the horrors are worse than she could have imagined. Can the man sent to guide her really protect her, or is the sign of his slavery an omen of what will happen to her?

Reggie will be pushed to her limits as she attempts her treacherous journey, struggling to adapt to a strange new world and learning to wield her powers. The Dark Mage isn’t easily evaded. He rules this world with a bloody fist. Because it’s blood he’s after—Reggie’s blood. And avoiding capture might just be the toughest thing Reggie has ever faced.

My Review; Secret Mage is book one in the blood magic series and I fell in love with it all. What a brilliant introduction into this series… A series I am excited for. I devoured it. I loved it. I enjoyed it. Highly recommend.

Secret Mage is perfect for YA, magical and fantasy readers. Meet 17 year old Reggie. She can bring things back to life. She is a strong, brave and determined main character throughout. The story follows her journey! It is short chapters throughout which I personally prefer. The cover is beautiful and eye catching. Brilliantly written. The author has done a brilliant job with this story as a whole. Very descriptive, imaginative. She has created a whole new fantasy world for her readers. It’s a page turner of a read. Fast paced. Easy read. A well deserved four stars from me. I cannot wait for book two already. Hurry up!

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