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Brilliant! I loved it!
on 10 February 2014
Kate Prospero is a 29 year old cop who lives with her 16 year old brother whom she is the guardian of. She grew up in one of the three covens in the city of Babylon. Her coven dealt with illegal magical potions known as dirty magic. You see Kate's coven were criminals and Kate was extremely talented with making dirty magic which are potions that are addictive like drugs and will end up ruining your life. She was so good that her Uncle Abe, the coven leader, was grooming Kate to be his heir. Then one day tragedy struck and Kate wanted out. To make amends for her earlier criminal activities Kate became a cop.
One day out on patrol Kate witnesses a gruesome murder where the perpetrator has used a new dirty magic potion called Gray Wolf. Kate soon finds herself involved in the case and ends up with the promotion she has been dreaming about for years, working for the Magical Enforcement Agency. Kate has sworn off all kinds of magic for 10 years though but this case will test her resolve to the maximum. Oh and there's the little matter of her ex boyfriend being the lead suspect.
One of the reasons I give a book 5 stars is because it will keep me enthralled throughout the whole story and Dirty Magic certainly did that. I adored the world building where magic is used in every day life and is the new drug.
The characters are awesome and Ms Wells does a great job of making them real and bringing them to life. Kate is one of those characters where I can see she will annoy some readers. There are times when her sanctimonious attitude did niggle me but on the whole I really liked her. Whilst reading the book I thought there could be a potential love triangle but after the ending I'm not so sure now. Both guys are great though and I look forward to seeing how Ms Wells plays their stories out.
I haven't enjoyed an Urban Fantasy book as much as this in a long long time. I can't wait for book two which is out later in the year and I am giving Dirty Magic 5 stars.