Synopsis from Goodreads:
First of all I would like to say that I love Jennifer Estep's writing! I have read her entire Mythos Academy series and now the first two books of this series and I am just awed at how she can completely absorb me in whatever world she is writing about. I always have to wait a couple days before reading something else after finishing one of her books because everything still feels too real for me to move on yet. Dark Heart of Magic was no exception. I immediately found myself once again immersed in this world of monsters and magical mafia type families. Lila is just the type of girl I like to read about. She's smart, savvy, and full of spunk. She could kick most any jerk's butt and doesn't mind letting them know she'll do it. She never fails to make me smile. Then of course I am a sucker for the romance and Devon is super swoon-worthy. I love that instead of the typical bad boy type he is a genuinely good guy who is tough and loyal. You may would think that would be boring but it definitely is not. It just works for him. Maybe because although Lila is supposed to be his body guard he wouldn't hesitate to protect her instead * insert dreamy far off stare here *. Add in a his best friend who's a big flirt who's dating a member of the rival family, the Draconi's, and there's lots of fun excitement to keep me thoroughly captivated from beginning to end. Not too mention that someone is killing monsters and trying to sabotage the Tournament of Blades! If you read the first book, Cold Burn of Magic,there were a couple of shocking revelations in this one that you definitely don't want to miss! I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the next book ( Hope I don't have to wait too long! ).
I highly recommend the Black Blade series to lovers of YA urban fantasy with some romance and those who enjoyed Estep's Mythos Academy series.
** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review **
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