I love Jennifer Estep and all of her writing and am absolutely loving this series as well! I just love the world and all it's characters with awesome powers (love me some good supernatural abilities, and Lila's are awesome!). So, yeah... it's no surprised I loved this book ;)
Speaking of our main character Lila with her super awesome powers, she is also a badass and I love her! I also adore Devon--he is super sweet! Lila is crazy for not being with him (though I suppose I do understand why...). Anyway, I loved the sexual tension, though these two need to get together like yesterday. All the other supporting characters are great too: Felix, Oscar... so fun and so diverse--I love it!
So in this sequel, someone is out and about trying to eliminate the competition from the Tournament of Blades... I totally figured out who it was, like, right from the beginning. To me it was glaringly obvious, unfortunately. It was also unfortunate it was this particular person 'cause they actually seemed sweet.
But overall I loved the story-- it totally made sense! And although that particular element didn't surprise me, there were a couple of other twists I absolutely did not see coming! That whole thing with Deah's mom...crazy! I don't even think she was mentioned in the previous book so that pretty much came out of nowhere. Pretty cool though.
Another thing I really loved were all the little Easter Eggs throughout the book--the mention of Bigtime (as in from the Bigtime series) AND Lila trying Gin Blanco's (from the Elemental Assassin series) yummy BBQ sauce!
Eeeep! So excite! :D Anyway, here are some more of my favorite quotes from Dark Heart of Magic:
Guys, if you have not started this series, get on it! I cannot wait to see how this series wraps up! (it's almost over already??? What?! *cries*)
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Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)