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The Mage on the Hill, by Angel Martinez: Release Day Review
Books EW Elaine White May 07, 2019 942
Must Read!
POV: 3rd person, dual POV

 Wow! The Mage on the Hill is everything you could want in an urban fantasy. Magic. Romance. Power struggles. And a whole heap of drama, within a plot that flows seamlessly. From slow growing trust to a tentative love, and the reunion of old friends and new, it will break your heart and leave you on the edge of your seat. But, by the time you're done, you'll be ready to do it all over again.

 I'm not going to wax lyrical about this book. I could. But, this is one of those rare times where I didn't mark copious notes as I was reading. I didn't need to write notes, because from page 1, I was sucked into the book and it didn't let go until 'The End'. It reminded me of how a good book is supposed to work – that it grabs you right away and you don't want to let that; that you instantly connect to the characters and feel comfortable in the world. That's what I got here. It dragged me right out of my book slump and back into “I. MUST. BUY. THIS. PAPERBACK.” And, I will. Just the minute it's available.

 After a run of lacklustre stories, this one grabbed my heart on page one – which bled for Toby – and didn't let go until that reckless kid ran off to talk to his plants.

 I can't wait for the next book in the series. I can't wait to see what is in store for Toby, Darius, Arden, Elias and Zubayr, and I seriously hope that this series keeps going and doesn't end.


 Favourite Quotes

 “Please. Mr Valstad. You're, like, my Obi-wan here. My only hope.”

““You’re… beautiful.”
“Well, thanks. I think I’m a bony reed with a skunk stripe, but I appreciate it.” Toby stroked a wild lock of hair from Darius’s forehead. “You think you’re ugly. Just because you have scars.” He traced the white edges of those scars. “Disagree with me all you want, but I think you’re hot. Like ghost pepper, oh my gods, I put too much of that in my chili hot. You earned your scars doing something that should’ve been impossible. You saved Zubayr and a good portion of a city doing it. Those scars? They’re a map of what you’ve accomplished. They’re you and they’re perfect.””
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