Published by Entangled Teen on August 27, 2013
Genres: fantasy, magic, young adult
Source: ARC from publisher
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After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.
Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.
This book is like nothing I have ever read! It was a wonderful mystery! It kept you guessing all through the story! I found myself laughing and crying while reading this book! Renee grabbed my heart in the first chapter, and held onto it until the very end.
One of the reasons I had such a great time reading this, was because of the era it was written. I love to try and imagine the fashion back in those times, as well as the way of life. I love anything that has to do with that era. It just automatically makes it better! I also love reading books set in the medieval era as well, but now I’m getting off subject.
OK, now time for a rating. Drum role please? ……….. I give this book a star rating of a 4. Some of you may be wondering why I gave it a four instead of a five. Well, I’m just a tight ass like that. Haha. It was a great read, but not quite awesome enough for a five.