A Green Magic

Author

Alix Hadden

Publisher

Self-Published

Release Date

November 26th, 2017

ISBN/ASIN

B07786PZSR

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NOT RECOMMENDED
Kir doesn't want a relationship. Nor does he want to be dealing with magical attacks. Seems like he's in trouble on both counts.

Mage Kir Davies has sworn off romance -- until he runs into Zach Kassel at his local climbing wall. But when dangerous magical emanations are showing up across his patch of London, getting involved with a non-mage is surely just too risky.

Zach will admit that he was a little surprised to be attacked by semi-sentient mud on a first date, but for Kir, he's prepared to get over it. And to do his best to help — except for the bit where Kir seems to think that he's personally responsible for looking after everything and everyone all by himself. That's more than a little annoying.

As the magical attacks get worse, Kir must find out what's happening, and learn to accept help from those around him -- before whatever is rising underground takes out him, Zach, and half of London.

2

Bad

Book Cover

  • Well-done^

Engagement

  • Memorable after I put it down for a few hours

Likes

  • The trash monster reminded me of one of the monsters from Angel Martinez's Offbeat Crimes series
  • Kir has a female best friend, but she isn't a cliché; she's also transgender...
  • I can relate to Kir; he doesn't really want to date largely because dealing with people is a hassle, and I totally get that
  • Zach's a pretty great guy; after the big reveal, he asks Kir how he can help instead of running away

Character Depth

  • Ankle deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Apathetic

Grammar

  • Very few typos

Sex Scenes

  • Meh

Dislikes

  • Zach and Kir were playing cat-and-mouse games with each other, and that's what made the book drag in places*
  • ...which makes how the story turns out really sucky**
  • The in-depth description of characters' ethnicities when they're introduced into the story***
  • Kir's contradictory behavior****
  • All of the drama between Zach and Kir later in the book just seems unnecessary
  • The characters aren't well-rounded; very little backstory, and I read practically nothing about their families
  • Kir and Zach are so physically and emotionally drained from fighting the thing, yet they somehow drum up more than enough stamina for sex afterward...yeah, no

Emotional Depth

  • Apathetic

Content Warnings

  • None

^The model’s hair makes his ear look pointy and weird
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*It just plodded along in places, and by 72% I wasn’t as invested in it anymore; I find myself caring more about Zach than Kir and Ally, but it starts getting interesting again at around 80%
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**Why couldn’t she just be a decent, positive character with nothing so negative attached?
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***It just bogs me down with details about relatively unimportant people
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****Matt (a fellow mage) is challenging another mage and asks Kir for his support in the duel; even though Kir says repeatedly that he thinks it’s a terrible idea, he still agrees to support Matt…ugh

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