lundi 28 mars 2016

Kill it with Magic ( The Lillim Callina Chronicles 1) by J. A. Cipriano

Hello to all,

            This week has been really difficult aside from the tragic events taht made the news, i also received disastrous health news and it's taking me time to find a way to cope with everything.  I'm not giving up, at least not yet, but i need more strenght that i have at this time as a result  i didn't manage to read a lot, my heart wasn't into it either.
Now i finally finished the book i started last week and i will try to read a little more while still in March since i did enter the challenge to do so.

For now here is my opinion on Kill It with Magic by J.A. Cipriano

Happy Reading
Publisher: J. A. Cipriano
Publication: 2014
Genre: urban fantasy, magic
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: free ( promo)

Short description from goodreads :

 Sixteen-year-old Lillim Callina is good at two things: running away and magic.

Now, Lillim's half-demon ex-boyfriend is contacting her for help, she has somehow gotten herself mixed up in a kidnapping, and her long-dead rival has risen from the grave.

So when a dragon plotting to take over the world offers her a choice: Work for him or else.

Lillim Callina is going to choose else.

My opinion:
          This book isn't bad but could have been better.... there are some funny moments, the main character Lillim is one we want to follow, the plot is well thought to keep us out of balance until the end...BUT it's a tad too confusing to be enjoyed fully.

For example suddenly we learn that in that world people can get reincarnated... who, why, under what condition, by answer. Around the end of the book we discover a little how it happened at Lillim the last time yes but is it always like that? i don't think so and why some people get a new life and other no?..for example why Mattoc couldn't?
There are also some special terms which probably impart important meaning but without an glossary to explain them for me it meant nothing. All that bothered me a little too much and i can only hope that we will get explanation later in the series.

If you manage to keep reading despite the confusion like i said the story is good, i quite liked Lillim she was a tad naive, clumsy and even more important she is feeling lost. She doesn't really understand her place since she was often compared to her past incarnation and she isn't trusting easily ( that being said with a mother like her i would trust no one, really) but despite being afraid and in pain she is trying to do what needs to be done.
I really would like to discover more about Mattoc, the ghost soulbound to her, and between Joshua and Caleb,  i do think Called would be better for her if she love him for the right reason.

Lillim also has a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humour , which doesn't always work in her favor. I loved  her powers though. She seems natural with Magic and at the same time a newbie i can't really explain but i do like her as a magic user and would be happy to read more.

The story is fast paced, filled with turn and treason and we discover a lot of different kind of supernatural: vampire ( but not those we are used to), shifters, and others (if they don't get blasted before being introduced^^).

This is really a universe i would be happy  to enter again ( and thankfully i do have another novella and book 2 ready)

Score:  3/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


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1 commentaire:

  1. Hi Miki,
    I have Kill it with Magic by J.A. Cipriano on my Kindle. Part of my TBR pile.Thanks for the review. Hope things get better for you.