Sara's Review: A Magic Redemption (A Demon's Witch Series Book 5) by Tena Stetler
APC PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press, Inc RELEASED: December 5, 2018 GENRE: Paranormal, ROMANCE LENGTH: 231 pages FORMAT: EBOOK
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Synn, a demon, carries extraordinary magic and power, but there is more within her than she dreams. Kidnapped as a child, her captors murdered her family and forced her into training as a warrior assassin.
When an assignment goes horribly wrong, she finds herself at the mercy of the friends and family of her intended target. Offering valuable information in exchange for protection, she gains her freedom, but it is not without its challenges.
Gavin Shaughnessy is the publican at his family's Irish pub. He is certain Synn is meant to be his and isn't bothered by her past. He must find a way to convince her their future together is stronger than the dark memories that haunt her dreams.
When her past comes calling for revenge, will their love survive the raging inferno she brings down upon them? Or will the searing path of destruction destroy all they hold dear? 2.5 (THREE) BOUNDLESS STARS
I was provided an ARC of A Magic Redemption for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This is book 5 in the Demon’s Witch series; which is a series I have never read before. I was told by Stetler that it is a stand-alone book, but in my opinion, it isn’t. I was leery about reading book 5 in a series because I HATE not starting from the beginning. But the blurb intrigued me enough to give it a shot. I should have stuck with my gut instinct. Although Synn and Gavin’s story is a separate romance, there are so many other characters and plots that happened in other books that are mentioned, that I had felt cheated not knowing the complete stories. Not to mention I missed out on knowledge and mythology of this world. A Magic Redemption felt like a reunion of past characters. If this is a series, you follow this is a book you would probably love. For me, it didn’t have the emotional payoff. I think had I read the rest of the series I would have enjoyed this book more. I started skimming at about 40% because I didn’t connect with the characters and I found so many frivolous details that I was getting bored. There was so much with the puppy I was thinking it was going to turn into a demon or something. But no just details that bogged the story and slowed the pace to a crawl. I not sure at this point if I will attempt book one. Because as much as I am intrigued by the characters and their mythos. The extra details that slowed the story’s pace are putting me off. This is a hard rate for me. If I had read the series I think the rating would be higher but as it stands I am giving it 2.5 Boundless stars it was entertaining but could have been better.