I was first drawn to this book by it’s beautiful cover and the intriguing description. I always love the start of a new series and being a newbie to the fantasy genre I am totally falling in love with it.
One thing about this genre is the world building, I know it can put some people off but I love it, obviously it has to be done right and also has to involve letting us get to know the characters too and Mageborn does both. The first quarter of the book really sets the scene then boom,we’re off running.
The characters are vivid and I really enjoyed getting to know Grace and Bastien. Grace, orphaned and sent to the academy has no memory of her childhood. She knows she had magic and it was taken from her, she has the scars to prove it but her magic is slowly coming back and she’s desperately trying to hide it, she’s a soldier tasked with hunting down rogue Mageborn after all. Bastien known as Lord of the Thorns is feared by many, the rogue Mageborn are taken to him but what does he do with them? Set to become King there are many who don’t want this and fear what will happen when he does.
Told from both characters point of view I really enjoyed hearing from both of them, it felt like it added a little extra to the story.
Mageborn really is an exciting start to a new series, it builds up the tension and with many twists and turns it keeps you on your toes. I found myself so invested in the story I devoured it in one sitting and was left feeling bereft when it ended. I really, really hope we don’t have too long to wait for book two, I don’t think I can cope. I NEED to know what happens next.
Mageborn is definitely a book you need to add to your tbr list if you’re a fantasy fan, I’ll definitely be recommending it.
My names Dee-Cee, I’m a mum in my 30’s and I’m obsessed with reading. From an early age reading became a passion, but after a family tragedy back in 2014 my love of books has grown and it gives me an escape from grief and takes me into another world. I love Crime, Psychological thrillers, anything with a murder really. I leave reviews on my blog, Amazon UK, .com, Goodreads and Netgalley.
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