Tuesday 11 June 2024

Review: The Temptation of Magic by Megan Scott

As an Empyreal, Nicole has the ability to kill any deadly supernatural. But if her power ever awakened, the Wake—the organisation that governs supernaturals—would force her to be their loyal huntress. Or kill her, like they did her mother.

To stay safe, Nicole hides in a small university town, convinced the mythological art collection at a local manor contains a final message from her mother. But before she can study it, Kyan McCarter, the Wake’s most skilled Empyreal, arrives on his own hunt. When they discover his prey has stolen a painting for leverage, they’re forced to work together.

As the creature threatens to expose Nicole’s powers, her tenuous alliance with Kyan threatens her heart. If her true identity is revealed, Kyan will hunt her next. No one disobeys The Wake and survives. Especially when the art they’re seeking unveils a conspiracy that would change the lives of creatures and humans forever...

But Nicole may only be able to resist one: her wicked impulses, or a love that could repaint their world. And after a life of hiding her true nature, who could resist the temptation of magic...

📌 Disclaimer: I received an e-arc for review from the publisher  
📌 Publication date: 23/05/2024  

The Temptation of Magic was exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump. It reminded me of the early 2000s YA paranormal books I used to enjoy reading.

I was immediately drawn into the book and found it hard to put down. The pacing was great and I loved the main character, Nicole. I found it easy to root for her, and the romance between her and Kyan was great as well. Fans of slow burn and enemy to lovers will eat this up. The tension between the two had me on the edge of my seat!

The world Scott painted was so fascinating and layered. I enjoyed getting to learn more about it as the story progressed. 

I would recommend this to both romantasy and paranormal romance lovers alike. 


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