Series: Magic Born #3
Published by Carina Press on December 1, 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: Author, NetGalley
Sexual Content: Sex scenes, references to prostitution, pedophila
Reviewed by: Kate
She was the only Magic Born to ever escape the Rangers. Now there's a ten-million-dollar bounty for her return.
Trancehacker Tuyet Caron could have left New Corinth for good, but instead uses her magic and risks her life on a daily basis to help the Magic Born. She's been careful to avoid capture, but a careless glance at a video camera brings her face to face with the Ranger who let her go.
Captain Dale Hayes let Tuyet walk away once, but he won't make that mistake again. When faced with the ultimate choice, however, he chooses her with barely a thought. But that also means siding with the Magic Born and becoming a fugitive in the eyes of the law.
Tuyet and Dale plan to flee, but are caught in a deadly riot that kills innocent people. Outraged, the pair vows to bring an end to the Magic Laws, regardless of what that means for their own safety.
The Magic Born series has been, so far, a very well done, consistently written series, and I was hoping for similar in FIREWALL. After Lizzie and Vadim, I wasn't sure if any couple could be better, or if there would be as much delving into the world. Luckily, FIREWALL delivered everything I hoped for.
I'll admit, I've been looking forward to Tuyet's story since we first meet her in the series. She's mysterious and pretty badass. I wanted to know all her secrets and find out all about her. And what better way than to have her old Ranger partner show up and be the romantic interest? We get glimpses of Tuyet's past and flashbacks to her childhood growing up in a different city's magic zone, which allows the reader to get to know her, and Hayes, in a different way than the previous couples didn't have. The history between Hayes and Tuyet gave another dimension to their relationship and didn't leave any insta-love feelings hanging around. We also get a chance to catch up with all our favorite characters from WITCHLIGHT and TRANCEHACK, but those cameos don't take over the story- it is still very much Tuyet and Hayes that take center stage in this one.
While Vadim and Lizzie remain my favorite couple, FIREWALL reaches beyond the relationship of Tuyet and Hayes into the politics of the world Clark created, which gives the whole story a depth that isn't necessarily felt as much in the first two books. The ending is beautiful and just what I would have wanted for all three couples. I'm sad to see the series end, but glad I got to go along for the ride.Series Titles:
- Reading Reality - A+