Magic in the Blood by Devon Monk

June 1, 2009 at 2:44pm

Slightly humorous with an interesting character, Magic in the Blood is an exotic story put together in a way that a reader can connect. Because of a new concept of magic, crime different to what is known can be committed, such as living as a ghost after death. Something a little out of the ordinary, yet easily understandable, Magic in the Blood is just a taste of the more modern genre of fiction.

I did not enjoy the book Magic in the Blood for a multitude of reasons. From the lack of detail throughout the book to the rhetorical questions asked by the character during thought process, I found the book extremely disappointing. Magic in the Blood left out all of the romance of loving the setting, theology, and plain magic of being able to transport your mind to a different world, which should be found when reading all fiction books. Devon Monk did achieve the purpose of keeping the plot simple. The writer was very successful in her description of characters throughout the book, but not in describing settings or objects. In all, the author had a great idea, but she did not exactly follow through.

The book mentions some sexual intercourse.
Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lake Bluff, Illinois U.S.