Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review: The Magic of I Do

The Magic of I Do (Regency Faery - Book 2) by Tammy Falkner

Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Casablanca
Genre: Historical Paranormal
Pages: 320
ISBN-10: 1402268157
ISBN-13: 978-1402268151

(Received for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

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Books in the Series:

A Lady and Her Magic (2012), The Magic of I Do (2013)

Coverart: Click on the image for a larger, clearer view of the covers in this series.




Excerpt from The Magic of I Do, courtesy of author's website.

Synopsis:


Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed...
Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency's glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she's bound for trouble...
And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking...
The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the enchanting and distinctly scandalous Sophia. Between her streak of magical mischief and his penchant for scandal, they're about to take rule-breaking to a whole new level...

Thoughts:

Tammy Falkner's Regency Faery series continues with, The Magic of I Do, the second book in the series. Falkner has a wonderful grasp of the Regency period and uses her historical knowledge with a deft hand in this series. The combination of history and magic makes for an intriguing plot line and an unforgettable heroine. Falkner blends the paranormal with the historical convincingly and with great passion. 

The Magic of I Do is wonderful addition to this series. Lydia Dare has always been a favorite of mine and I was extremely excited when I found out that Tammy was doing this series on her own. The first book in the series, A Lady and her Magic was a fantastic book and I was skeptical that she could top it with the second book in the series. I'm happy to say she proved me wrong. I thought I liked the first one, but the second one blew me away. I can't wait to see where she takes this series next. 

It's not always easy to blend two very different genres together, but Falkner does it with ease. Every little girl believes in magic at some point in her life, whether it's the fairy tales they hear as children or that magic day when they walk down the aisle. Falkner brings back that feeling of magic in this series in such a way that the reader will be reminiscing about magic days gone by. I loved the way Falkner welded her own magic wand by combining both history and the paranormal to provide readers with a great experience in both.

There were several things that I really enjoyed about this book including it's unpredictable heroine Claire. She was definitely one of a kind. She had a lot spunk and she knew how to have fun. When the rules didn't quite suit her in the Fae world, she knew where she could find a party, the Regency world. I thought Falkner did a great job of making Claire seem a little superficial at first, but showed her depth and her heart as the plot played out. 

Finn was also a one of the kind hero. I liked his attitude and his sense of enchantment. I liked the fact that he didn't have all the answers, but he kept trying. He didn't give up and it all worked out in the end. I love a good happy ever after and I think Falkner did this one with style. I look forward to reading more from this author and I can't recommend this one enough. It's a great addition to the series and stands on it's own with a little bit of magic and whole lot of talent.

The Magic of I Do is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

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I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




About the Author:


Tammy Falkner lives on a farm in a lovely, sprawling little town in rural NC with her beekeeper husband and a house full of boys, a few dogs, and a cat or two (or five - who has time to count?). As half of the Lydia Dare team, she has co-written ten books, including the Westfield Wolves series and the Gentlemen Vampyre series. A huge fan of Regency England, she often wonders what other kinds of magical, mythical and strange creatures might live and interact within the ton. Exploring the theory that the fae can walk between Regency England and their own land, Tammy spends as much time as possible with the lords and ladies of society, horse-drawn carriages, and elegant balls. Now add to that some faeries, a little murder, a bit of mayhem, and a troublesome garden gnome, and you have her exciting new series. She hopes you enjoys her world as much as she does.

1 comments:

Lexi H said...

I love it when the second book in a series surpasses the first, no second book slump here!