Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie – A Book Review

Posted March 6, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

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Dark Arts and a Daiquiri

(The Guild Codex: Spellbound – Book 2)

by Annette Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Awesome Urban Fantasy Series, pick it up today!

Read my Review of Book 1 here!

What is it about? (Blurb from GoodReads)

When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.

It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender–but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?

Then my favorite guild members–three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages–asked for my help. Did they want access to my encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails? Oh no. They wanted to wrap me up in a pretty ribbon and plunk me in the crosshairs of a murderous rogue to lure him out of hiding.

So that’s what we did. And that’s why I’m here. About to be kidnapped. Oh, and our grand plan for safely capturing said murderous rogue? Yeah, that completely fell apart about two minutes ago.

Why did I agree to this again?

Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn’t a reverse harem. It’s 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.


A well written urban fantasy, Tori’s story draws you and fully immerses you in her world. I think I liked this book even more than book 1, but that could be due to the introduction of the Druid, who is astoundingly well crafted and apparently hot as hell.

These are the kind of Urban Fantasies that make me love the genre; kick ass FMC, handsome men, troubling magic and snarky humor. Annette Marie has managed to make a fan out of me and I am eagerly going through her published offerings and filling up my Kindle.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

HFN, Episodic


  • Characters.
  • This is NOT a romance, though there are romantic elements.
  • Well written.
  • Tori is phenomenal.
  • Zak…. just Zak.


  • Not a RH, dang it. 😂
  • Some bits are confusing.


4 out of 5 Stars

Fantastic Urban Fantasy, I highly recommend.

Published November 16th, 2018

265 Pages

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