In Rogue Magic by author Kit Brisby, Levi is imprisoned for using outlawed magic. Byron sets out to help and learns that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest reviews but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Rogue Magic by Author Kit Brisby
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Author Kit Brisby
Publisher Riptide Publishing (January 30, 2017)
- ISBN-13 978-1626495289
Genre Male/Male, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length/Format Paperback, 310 pages
Heat Rating 1
Star Rating 4
About Author Kit Brisby: Learn more about Kit Brisby by following along on Twitter.
Rogue Magic Book Blurb:
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion–with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he’s ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn’t pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose.
Rogue Magic Review:
Rogue Magic by author Kit Brisby was truly an awesome story. Very light on the romance, which I was a bit bummed about, but the plot, character development and a few key twists and turns kept me reading even without the sexual tension I was hoping for.
This story is set in present day in a slightly altered universe than our own. Earth has magical beings on it, but those mages are strictly controlled. Laws prevent them from raising their own children, they are discriminated against, hated, and have their magic repressed through the use of CALM bands that they have to wear on their arms. They are expected to register with the government and if they don’t (and are discovered) there are severe consequences. As horrible as it sounds, I can sort of see our world spiraling into this type of behavior if magic actually ever was discovered.
Levi is a magical being. One that knows he has magic but refuses to use it and has no clue actually how to, even if he so chooses. He is unregistered and goes about his life quietly but always slightly fearful of discovery.
Byron Cole is the nephew of a very powerful man. Cole Industries is leading the anti-magic fight and developing anti-magic technology. Byron has pretty much been brainwashed like the rest of America about the evils of magic. He has an eye-opening experience when Levi accidentally uses magic to save his life. Unfortunately, Levi’s use of magic means imprisonment. And that is only the least of the atrocities he has to deal with. But Byron has a way to help him. It won’t be easy but he can no longer stand by and watch magical beings suffer due to fear and propaganda.
I don’t want to give away too much of this story because the plot really is engaging and creative and you need to discover the details for yourself. I will say that these two characters have amazing depth and the secondary characters were well thought out and played a major role in the story. The plot was well developed and the story flowed naturally with a great plot twist at the end that I really didn’t see coming. The only thing I really wanted was a bit more romance. You get a kiss midway through the book and one off page scene in the epilog. And there really isn’t even any romance or chemistry at all between Levi and Byron. But, despite the lack of romance, Rogue Magic by author Kit Brisby was an amazing book and I will definitely look for other books by this author!
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