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(Twisted Luck – Book 1)
by Mel Todd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Introducing an entirely new magical system and those who live in this Altered History, Mel Todd has crafted a delightful adventure ripe with questions and intrigue.
What is it about?
(Blurb From GoodReads)
I’m not a mage, but that won’t stop me.
Cori Catastrophe. They call me that sometimes, and I hate to admit it, but it isn’t wrong. Things go weird around me. Electronics die, things break, and if something odd happens, I seem to find it. Finding another dead body just made me late to work.
Nothing will stop me from getting my degree, getting a job, and getting away from this tiny town – though leaving my best friend will hurt more than anything else. Reality seems determined to make reaching my goals impossible. The dead guy had my name in his pocket, my best friend emerges as an archmage, and my parents – well let’s just say leaving them behind is one of the best parts of getting away.
So be it. Not being a mage means I’ll have to struggle to succeed. No matter how weird things get, I’ll make it. I lost my brother and I’ll probably lose my best friend to the world of magic. All I can do is depend on myself.
My Thoughts on My Luck
This is an urban fantasy of a different flair. Definitely a foundational work for this world, you keep getting the impression that something major is going to happen, and while quite a bit does, it’s not the pivot moment you are anticipating. It was uniquely done and actually quite enjoyable.
The magical system put forth in this universe and the way people have grown to encompass it is incredibly complex and well thought out. In order for the talented to perform magic, of any kind, they must put forth an offering – something tangible of themselves, like blood, hair, skin, etc. Who do they offer to? How do they know how much to offer? Who accepts the offer anyway? All valid questions that are not answered here, but entice you to read books 2 and 3.
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range:
My Final Verdict on My Luck
I’ve never quite read a book like this, yet I confess to being wholly captivated by this vulnerable, yet determined, coffee Barista – who just happens to suffer the world’s worst luck. It’s highly engaging and rather fun. It did, however, lose a star to some minor editing errors that jarred me. Free on Kindle
If you enjoyed this review of My Luck, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What other books by Mel Todd have you enjoyed? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!