(Magic for Liars) [PDF/EBOOK] õ Sarah Gailey

  • Hardcover
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  • Magic for Liars
  • Sarah Gailey
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9781250174611

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Free download Ó Magic for Liars ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub G problem It's a great life and she doesn't wish she was like her estranged sister the magically gifted professor TabithaBut when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a facul. Ahoy there me mateys I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings I was excited to read this full length novel from the author who brought us hippo cowboys This is a murder mystery set in a magical school Ivy is a professional PI that spends her time investigating cheaters and such She has always been upset that her twin sister got the magic and glory and she got the grit and mundane But this murder mystery could be the step that takes her to the next level Unfortunately this was a book that had problems and ended up being highly unsatisfactoryThe positive things that made me finish the book were I loved the hippo books so much for their characters and world building that I gave the author the benefit of the doubt It had a very nice set up I was highly engaged by the premise I expected the overall journey to be worth it I liked some of the practical magic on display I particularly liked how healing magic worked I enjoyed the characters Rahul and Mrs Webb There is good use of romantic consent in this book There is some nice diversity in the bookWhile those things keep me reading the world building and plot made it harder and harder to finish the book Unfortunately there were major issues that made this an unlikable read for me The Main Character Ivy is a woe is me drunk who makes bad choices all the time The sympathy from the beginning is destroyed by her desperate and slightly pathetic choices She makes ridiculous decisions and then tries to justify how they work within the investigation She also uses the investigation as an attempt to play act her life as a magician Someone was murdered and she wants to play make believe It was odd The Other Characters I didn t really love any of the characters besides Rahul and Mrs Webb And those two weren t particularly uniue despite their enjoyability After the hippo books I frankly expected The Magic I liked the practical if silly uses for some of the magic like all the magic of Rahul but how it works is never actually explained Also there is no real indication of what adults do with their magic other than teach Why do the magicians hide it from the world Is it used for the greater good ever It seems from this book that magic seems to be used for things like protecting the coffee machine from students and for the students to pass notes to each other I wanted insight into the rules of magic and the uses that were only hinted at The World Building I feel like neither Ivy s life in the real world or the school are truly set up as actual places They felt kinda like a two dimensional film set only without the visual clues The suggestion of parts taking place in Oakland or Sunol seemed irrelevant to the story The Chosen One trope This felt shoe horned in There is never a good explanation of what being the Chosen One actually means or what the conseuences are going to be The Romance While Rahul was me favourite character the romance subplot stalled the action and was pointless It did not need to exist at all The Murder Mystery I knew immediately who dun it so it came down to wanting to know the whys and wherefores And I found those to be lackluster and stupid I get why the characters made those emotional choices but frankly didn t care It just all seemed so melodramatic and pointless for no reason And how the solution was exposed was silly The Ending One of the worst endings ever Ivy made two horrible and ridiculous choices The author decided to leave the ramifications of the case and the effects on the students and staff are not discussed The book ends in such an odd fashion that I thought there might another book coming Nope This be a standaloneThe author includes lots of dark topics in this book and then never explores any of the actual life conseuences of such choices She ends the book with no closure or realistic ramifications Instead the entire plot felt like a facade for Ivy to realize that a her problem is herself and b for her to fall in lust Shame because I wanted to like this one Unfortunately it must walk the plank ArrrrSo lastly Thank you Macmillian TorForge

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Free download Ó Magic for Liars ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ty member at Tabitha’s private academy the stalwart detective starts to lose herself in the case the life she could have had and the answer to the mystery that seems just out of her reac. The cover and synopsis and title of the novel were all immediately intriguing to me Magic for Liars is a murder mystery on a magical high school campus told from the perspective of the nonmagical private eye who finds herself on the case You can see why I was intrigued right Noir novels can be very hit or miss but this one was definitely a hit It was everything I was hoping for and than I was expectingIvy Gamble is a wonderfully developed character She comes across a bit as a down on her luck gumshoe detective at the beginning of the book but she grows and changes so much throughout the book When she is approached to look into a mysterious death on the campus of a magic school the campus where her magical twin sister teaches no less Ivy is incredibly conflicted She has no real relationship with her sister and doesn t want to encroach on her world but the pay is too good for her starving coffers to pass up Ivy suddenly finds herself trying to balance a rekindling relationship with her sister a burgeoning romance with one of the school s teachers the teenage drama running wild in the hallways the uestionable death that brought her to the school in the first place and lies Lots and lots of liesThe mystery elements of this novel were really fun but my favorite aspect was the setting I m a sucker for any kind of school story especially if that school is magical What I loved so much about The Osthorne Academy for Young Mages is that it s not Hogwarts There s nothing mystical about it Osthorne is exactly like a real life preppy private high school but where magic is taught alongside your average subjects I thought the lack of robes and moving stairways and haunted forests was incredibly refreshing even though I adore all of those elements I also really liked how scientific the magic was and the medical implications that were discussed throughout And the fact that our main character is an outsider looking in on this magical world was a wonderful change as well I enjoyed getting to see magic from the perspective of someone incapable of using itI really liked Magic for Liars Is it a book that I ll remember forever and add to my shelf of lifetime favorites No But it was a fun ride that I would have no problem recommending to others It s great for what it is and well worth reading You can find this review and at Novel Notions

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Free download Ó Magic for Liars ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic She is perfectly happy with her life life she has an almost sustainable career as a private investigator and an empty apartment and a slight drinkin. 275 Murder mystery in a magical school Sounds right up my alleySadly I ended up being a bit bored The story simply wasn t very memorable Tuupovaaran tuijottajat perfectly happy with her life life she has an almost sustainable career as a Ḥayyat ha ḥošhekh private investigator and an empty apartment and a slight drinkin. 275 Murder mystery in a magical school Sounds right up my alleySadly I ended up being a bit bored The story simply wasn t very memorable