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Sara's Review: The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #5) by Annette Marie

KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc. RELEASED: October 11, 2019 GENRE: New Adult, Fantasy LENGTH: 296 pages FORMAT: eBook, Paperback


As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything—mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I'd rather run for the hills. It doesn't even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron's mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I've got a bigger problem. Students of his family's renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds--and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus...and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we'll protect the students.

And Aaron's parents too, I suppose. If we have to. 4.5 (FIVE) BOUNDLESS STARS

This is the first book in this series that I didn’t fly through in a few hours. It was still fast-paced, exciting, and action-packed, but for some reason, it just didn’t grab me the way the other did. I really can’t put my finger on it either, which is bugging me. The one thing I will tell you is the tension between Ezra and Tori is palpable, and I am just bitting my nails waiting, hoping, begging for those two to get together. The Alchemist and an Ameretto peeled back more layers to Ezra’s story, and we now know more. Things are getting dire, and some hard choices are going to be made, especially by Tori. I had a great time reading this one, and it was another exciting adventure. I can’t wait for the next one. I am still totally in love with this world. I am rating it 4.5 Boundless stars just because it didn’t grab me as much as its predecessors.

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