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Review: Jinxed (Wayward Mage #1) by Ann Gimpel

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Review: Jinxed (Wayward Mage #1) by Ann GimpelJinxed by Ann Gimpel
Series: Wayward Mage #1
Published by Ann Gimpel Books LLC on December 14, 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 221
Format: eBook
Source: Bought

Dive into a dangerous world fueled by lore and magic.

Fitting in has never been in the cards. Not part of the hand Fate dealt me. My superpower is animals, magical and otherwise. They adore me. Birds and insects too. Back when the Celts still roamed the Highlands, I begged them to shed light on how I came to be since my power is unique.

You can guess how well that went. They’re a taciturn, entitled lot. I didn’t shed a single tear when they packed up and left Earth.

Other mages don’t care for me. They don’t trust my one-of-a-kind magic. On my more generous days I don’t blame them. For now, I run a tiny private investigator shop in the Scottish Highlands. Mortals are quick to hire me because I always solve their problems. Using magic is cheating, but they’ll never find out.

Most days, it’s a delicate dance. If I get lucky, no other mage has it in for me. But I’m still stuck hanging onto enough of a glamour to fool mortals. Occasionally, I want to pack it all in and vanish to…well, to somewhere else.

No one to blame but myself when my life skids off the rails.

Jinxed is book one in the Wayward Mage series by Ann Gimpel. I suggest reading the prequel, Hands of Fate, so you understand the heroine and heroes relationship. The prequel is a nice introduction to the world.

Abril is a mage with an affinity for animals. She is posing as a human on Earth helping the human detective agency. She discovers her true origins in this novel and now she must be trined to use all her unknown powers. She also has an unlike bodyguard, Blake a Shide, who posses as the Earl of Galloway.

I enjoyed Abril and Blake. Danger, tests, and struggles are all part of their interaction.

This novel has an interesting concept, unique characters and its full of mythical creatures. Jinxed is full of action and surprise. I found Jinxed to be very interesting and unique. I’m curious to read on.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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