Dec 20, 2013

Follow Friday {70) A book in your favorite genre that you’d recommend to a reluctant reader

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.
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Q: Pick a book in your favorite genre that you’d recommend to a reluctant reader.
One of my favorite genres is Urban Fantasy. I chose Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk, which is one of the series that hooked me into Urban Fantasy.

The lead protagonist is a tough as nails girl who even though comes from a wealthy family, would rather work as a hound aka looking for people who use magic in the wrong way. She gets sucked into a mystery around a young boy connected to her father, then the death of her father who was one of the most magically powerful and richest man in the city. 

I loved the setting of the city, the magic, romance, chaos and fantastic side characters that just pulled me into this series until the last book. It started big and ended big. 


Using magic meant it used you back. Forget the fairy-tale, hocus-pocus, wave a wand and bling-o, sparkles and pixie dust crap. Magic, like booze, sex, and drugs, gave as good as it got.

Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user - maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they Offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster - and Allison Beckstrom's the best there is.

Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune - and the strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magic Offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown into the high-stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic.

Now Allie's out for the truth - and must call upon forces that will challenge everything she knows, change her in ways she could never imagine ... and make her capable of things that powerful people will do anything to control.


  1. Hopping through. I haven't read a whole lot of urban fantasy. I should since I think I'd really like the genre.
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  2. I usually don't read urban fantasy, but this book seems interesting.

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  3. Ooh, I love Urban Fantasy. This one is on my TBR, it looks great!

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  4. I want to try getting into urban fantasy, I'll add Magic to the Bone to my TBR pile, hopefully it gets me hooked into the genre like it did for you! :)

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  5. I love urban fantasy. I'll have to add this to my TBR pile!

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  6. I've been in an Urban Fantasy kick lately & found the first 4 books to this series at my library. I've been skeptical though, no one I talk to has read it, so. I will definitely give it a try though!

  7. I love UF, have not read this one <3 but it's on the list. Already a GFC and bloglovin follower.

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  8. Wow that cover is so beautiful! I'm so adding this to my reading list.
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  9. I did not know urban fantasy was a genre, I'll have to do some investigating this weekend!
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  10. I think I'd like this, since I like Urban Fantasy.

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  11. The book/series that hooked me to UF is The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I might give this one a try.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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