Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dragon Mystics by Jaymin Eve ~ Review

When the formidable power of Jessa Lebron's mark was unleashed, during her impulsive foray into Vanguard, the American supernatural prison, she learned the truth. She's a dual shifter: wolf, and as an added bonus, dragon - of the fluffy persuasion. Yep, she's one special cupcake.

Now, pursued by the Four, powerful hunters of the dragon marked, she has no choice but to run. At least she has her impossibly gorgeous and infuriating best friends by her side, the Compass quads. Not only are they powerful and hella useful in a fight, but most of the time they're also semi-entertaining too.

With only one month left until the supposed resurrection of the dragon king, this pack will find out soon enough what happens in the world of the dragon mystics.

(Recommended 17+ due to use of language and sexual situations. These supernaturals like to curse, please be aware before purchasing)

Val has an INT Giveaway going for book one in this series!  Check it out here.

Oh my goodness, the way the first book ended, I had to dive right into this one!  I'm absolutely in love with this series.  It's been a really long time since I fell this hard for a series.  Not since I fell in love with The Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout and The Psy-Changling series by Nalini Singh have I felt this way about a book series.

This book picks up right where book 1 ended.  Jessa finds herself fleeing to the marked sanctuary in Romania.  She brings her quad friends but her feeling for Braxton are beginning to change.  She's always felt a strong friendship for him but now she's thinking she wants it to be more.  Afraid to ruin their friendship but struggling to deal with these new feelings, she has to decide what's important to her.  And besides that, all around her things are falling apart.  Her sister is getting way too involved with a set of twins that reek of evil.  What's a dual shifter to do?

We learn more about the quads as their role in the rise of the king becomes clear.  Max is having some struggles and we aren't really sure what's up with him.  Tyler definitely has some issues going on with the very cute witch Grace.  And Jacob is the stable one.  I was glad that Louis continues to be part of the story.  I always feel better when that scorer is around. I love all the secondary characters and it was while reading this book that I discovered there are more books beyond the trilogy.  I quickly bought Broken Compass and I seriously NEED to know when Magical Compass will be out and available for me to snatch up!  AND I want to know if there will be a book for Jacob!

The writing in these books are great.  I enjoy the detail that she gives her readers.  Sometimes I feel like it breaks the flow of the action but generally I enjoy it.  I adore the characters she's developed and the story is magical.  Who can resist a set of quads who have protective tendencies over a best friend shifter girl?  Certainly not this reader. I'd give these book 5 whole stars except for just a few little bits that bugged me.  It's not enough to stop me from loving these books.  They are just not quite as polished as they could be.

I've been listening to the audio books and really enjoying the narrator.  I have a few books that get listened to over and over again.  I use them as stress relief.  I can listen to them with half an ear because I know them so well.  They relax me while I'm grading or working on lesson plans.  I turn to them when I can't sleep.  This series has earned that status - a big deal for me.  I will have them on repeat.  Finish the series only to start it again.  It's a favorite thing of mine to do.

If you love paranormal romance, you MUST read this series.  It is just that good.  Any PNR lover is going to want these books.  I can't recommend them enough.


The whole series plus spin-offs

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1 comment:

  1. That is some high praise! I gotta add these to my wishlist! Great review!