MacNaughton provides a smooth, action-packed read all the way to the end! This could be the start of a new series, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. The characters were great and believable. I loved the car scenes the best (too bad Hellbringer isn't real!). Warning: this is not a typical read folks. And I loved the Nate Resolution!
Dru can't wield magic. But she knows it's real, so her best bet was to open up a shop to sell items of interest to magic sorcerers and their kind. She has potential, just no way to unlock it any time soon. Her life was set, or so she thought. Until a good-looking mechanic shows up with his glowing red eyes. He's a walking disaster who doesn't know he's slowly changing into a demon.
Greyson has been cursed to help bring about the end of the world by the Harbingers! He knows something is wrong, but he doesn't know how to fix it. All he knows is Dru knows how to make him feel better, but whenever they're together things happen. Like the night when Dru's fiance, a dentist, is busy making a good impression on some out-of-towners, Greyson shows up and tries to enlist Dru's help as he changes into a demon.
There are a lot of scenes that are either consuming your curiosity or laughing as you go. It is a great plot fueled by wonderful characters and their motivations. Very descriptive, and new takes on old stories had this reader staying up to finish it in one night! Also, the ending is unusual to say the least, but it won't make sense to you if you read the back first (besides, that's cheating yourself out of a good chuckle or two)! I'm hoping this is the start of a series arc, based on the ending. . .
Magic is real. Only a handful of natural-born sorcerers can wield its arcane power against demons, foul creatures, and the forces of darkness. These protectors of the powerless are descendants of an elite order. The best magic-users in the world.
Unfortunately, Dru isn’t one of them.
Sure, she’s got a smidge of magical potential. She can use crystals to see enchantments or brew up an occasional potion. And she can research practically anything in the library of dusty leather-bound tomes she keeps stacked in the back of her little store. There, sandwiched between a pawn shop and a 24-hour liquor mart, she sells enough crystals, incense, and magic charms to scrape by. But everything changes the day a handsome mechanic pulls up in a possessed black muscle car, his eyes glowing red.
Just being near Greyson raises Dru’s magical powers to dizzying heights. But he’s been cursed to transform into a demonic creature that could bring about the end of the world.
Then she discovers that the Harbingers, seven fallen sorcerers, want to wipe the planet clean of humans and install themselves as new lords of an unfettered magical realm. And when they unearth the Apocalypse Scroll, the possibility of a fiery cosmic do-over suddenly becomes very real.
There’s only one chance to break Greyson’s curse and save the world from a fiery Doomsday – and it’s about to fall into Dru’s magically inexperienced hands....