Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Book One in the Reliquary Series
Published By: 47North (June 14, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3 Stars
Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.
Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler…and her missing fiancé’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can’t resist.
Sarah Fine has quickly become one of my favorite authors simply because she writes so well and those stories that she writes, can always be counted on to be something different and something special.
It's no wonder with the different genres she writes in and the unique worlds that she can create that all her books stand out and make people notice them. From the gorgeous covers to the creative writing style, they truly are just fabulous.
And while Reliquary wasn't a favorite of mine, it still had all the qualities that I've come to love and appreciate in Fine's stories.
Still packed full of magic, uniqueness, and characters that demand to be remembered her latest in a new series is something that I think can appeal to a lot of fantasy lovers.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*