Allie Beckstrom, Book 8
Synopsis: We knew as soon as we stepped out on those streets, we were walking blind into a war. All of us were going to bear the pain for the magic we called upon. And I was going to have to bear the pain for carrying a weapon that made me face what I had become. A killer.
Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic, but she’s never faced anything like this.
Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority–the secret council that enforces magic’s laws–wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she’s got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.
But when a Death magic user seeks to destroy the only antidote, Allie and her fellow renegades must stand and fight to defend the innocent and save all magic….
Review: I’m a big fan of this series since the beginning so I’m always really happy to get into each new Allie Beckstrom’s adventure. Devon Monk had made an impressive work since her debut for the world, characters and plot. You might think that the story gets less interesting over the volumes, but this is not the case, oh no, quite the contrary. The seventh volume was beginning many great things that I knew would be detailed in this eighth volume. And as I was right about that!
Many things happen in this book and there is no risk of getting bored for a second. Allie runs everywhere, pursued by all, hunted as a vulgar criminal, but nothing can detract her from her purpose and this means to find a remedy for the evil that affects the magic of her city.
Shame is the person that I preferred in this volume, how could it be otherwise? He is sarcastic at all times, loving, boring and always there to help our heroine (some wonderful qualities). He was very present throughout the story to our delight, as each character of Volume 7. Unlike the other volumes though, the relationship between Allie and Zay is back in the background, but it is also nice to find out more about all the other players.
I was really surprised by some twists and turns. I must say that some events have completely broken my heart. In fact, I was quite afraid of some throughout the chapters. I think that everyone who has read the book will know what I mean about that. The war being there, this volume is not really happy, and we see that for every good news there is always something terrible behind. So we have a lot of sad moments, a lot of thoughts about what is going to happen, what will happen and how our heroes would be able to handle it all.
I think you’ll understand that I was totally overwhelmed by the volume (as always). I learned that the next book is the last. But how will I do that? We must have an end to everything but I really love this series and it will be really difficult to read the 9th volume while knowing that it will be the end. I still can not wait to throw myself in as the end of the 8th is just terrible. Yes, yes, it’s true, the story ends suddenly, letting us wanting for more.
I think the thing I look the most now is the confrontation between our characters and our two great villains of the story. I feel that it will be epic, something not to be missed.
WOW, that good, huh? Well, what can I say? I’ll have to check this series out! Really happy you loved this instalment so much, Melliane 🙂
I did read it a long time ago but it’s a really really good one!
While I love that there are twists and turns in this one Melliane, I have to admit to being super nervous about what happens to the characters! I have a feeling we lose some people in this installment. So glad this series is working so well for you!
lol always complicated yes
Book 8 and still going strong. That’s great to hear. Sad to hear book 9 will be the last though. I need to get around to reading this series!
yes you should
Another great series I must try! So happy this series is still going strong after eight books!
Five stars. That says a lot for a series to be still going strong. I will have to add this to my ever going list.
yes it’s a great one and now it’s finished so you can read everything at once
I swear, you come across the coolest series! Here’s another one to add to my list. Great review!
I’m glad this is once again a thrilling read. I’ve hear great remarks on this series – hopefully I can try Devon Monk one day, the heroine sounds like one I would enjoy following 🙂
yes you should, the Immortal House series is awesome too!
I have still yet to try a Devon Monk book, though I really need to. She is an author that I’ve seen around and wanted to try, but just haven’t moved her up my TBR list. It looks like I need to rectify this.
you definitely should!
LOL for a second I thought she was still writing this series, because I was pretty sure last time I checked it was finished, because she started on a spin off, which is what I read. This is neat, I’ve always wanted to go back and start this series.
you should, the original is better
I think I need to give these a try! They sound so good Melliane. I do love some twists and turns and a book that can get your gut churned up like that with worry is always interesting to find 🙂
Five stars! Good indication of how great a book is when it puts you through the wringer and still enjoyed it. 😀
Book 8? Wow! So many!