Book Review – A Promise of Magic by Melissa Giorgio

21899003Title: A Promise of Magic

Author: Melissa Giorgio

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 / ★★★★

Synopsis: As a child growing up in California, Evan Underwood only has a basic knowledge of Silver Moon, the organization that keeps the world safe from demons. After accidentally setting his parents’ house on fire with magic, he’s sent to the New York Silver Moon HQ to learn how to control his powers. Frustrated by his teacher’s refusal to show him anything beyond magical theory, Evan decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands. But teaching himself magic isn’t as easy as Evan imagined, and it’s during one of these practice sessions that he’s discovered by Alexandra Chen, a strange girl Evan finds both frustrating and alluring. Making a promise to show Alex magic, Evan is determined to live up to her expectations, even if it means breaking a few rules in the process. But when things backfire, Evan must rely on his friends to help free him from the clutches of a new, sinister character.

River’s Review:

WELL THAT WAS FUN. And steamy! This is by far Giorgio’s sexiest book. Buuuuut it is mainly about Evan (who isn’t even the one getting the most steamy parts!) soooooooooo yeah.

So I liked this, I really liked this. It was really fun getting so much back story, seeing wittle Rafe & Evan becoming BFFs and all that. BUT I MISSED GABI SASSY PANTS OKAY. The feelings I got from just even reading the last story (the giddiness, the awwww, the hilarity) just weren’t quite there when I was reading the other two. There’s just something about Gabi’s voice! (And now I’m dying to read the last book. HURRY UP AND GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEE.) And her interactions with Rafe… PRICELESS.

But like I said, I really enjoyed getting all that backstory. Evan and Alex’s relationship was very sweet (and violent!) and I am looking forward to seeing what Collins’ deal is (expecting him to be a major player in the last book).

And Phill & Kain’s story was just. Damn. Steamy. Sexy. Hot Hot Hot. Like I said… sexiest book yet! (Now we just need Gabi and Rafe to get it on HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah right, maybe when they’re 35!)

Also this is my favorite cover so far! LOVE IT! (SHE LOOKS SO SASSY!)

Sam’s Review:

Holy steaminess, Batman! There be some sexiness in this book and it was won-der-ful. I loved all three of the stories in this collection, and it’s easily the sexiest of Melissa’s books to date, but such a fun, fun story.

Evan’s story was great and I loved the balance of humor and sadness within the story. Giorgio pulls no punches when it comes to the feels in this novella collection, and Evan’s story has it in spades. Also having all the scenes with bitty Evan and teenie Rafe just made me giggle! They are so cute and their relationship and how it blossoms is just really quite darling. It’s great to see different sides to both these characters, and having that look into their home lives was both depressing as it was interesting. Poor, poor Rafe!

Admittedly though, there was something that drew this back from being my favourite and that was the glaring absence of Gabi. Yes, she appears in the last story, but she’s a huge part of what makes this series as charming and entertaining as it is. Her sassiness was greatly missed and thee just wasn’t enough of it. Though any time a Gabi story starts in the Convenience Corral, you know it’s going to be a lot of fun.

This is a great collection for those loving <i>The Silver Moon Saga</i>, particularly those who adore Evan and Alex. Since I love all the characters there was a lot of enjoyment to be had, but the lack of my favourite girl made me sad. However, learning more about Evan? Pretty awesome. Check it out along with the rest of the series. It’s delightfully charming!


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