Dark Heart of Magic | There Be Monsters Here

Posted October 25, 2015 by Christy || 3 Comments

Dark Heart of Magic | There Be Monsters Here

Dark Heart of Magic | There Be Monsters HereDark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on October 27th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 368

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...

It’s Time For the Championship

Every year, the Families compete in the Tournament of the Blades and over the last two years, the Sinclair Family have lost.  This year may be different though, because this year they have Lila Merriweather.

Lila is still badass

As I said in my review of Cold Burn of Magic, Lila is such a badass. This is only one of the things I love about her. Aside from all of her badassery, she’s also a loyal, and caring person. She’ll always do the right thing, even when doing the right thing isn’t always easy and that’s something that’s rare to find nowadays.

I cringed, even as she called out the last two words I wanted to hear. “Lila Merriweather.”

Lila is the house favorite to win the Tournament, and we all know why.  She’s a badass.  Have I said that too much?  Oh well, it’s true.  But another thing we all know? Things don’t always go according to plan.

Devon, Be Still My Heart

How can you not love Devon? He makes it so damn easy. He’s gorgeous, strong, and has such a good heart……basically, he’s perfect and he deserves ALL THE LOVE. Him and Lila really bring out the best in each other.

All the Action

One thing that I love most about Jennifer Estep books?  You never get bored.  This is true for the Elemental Assassin series, and it’s also true for the Black Blade series.  There is always something going on and these books are filled with non-stop action so you are constantly on the edge of your seat.

Do You Like Magic and Monsters?

Then this is the book for you!  This book has everything from magic and monsters to backstabbing and bacon.  What more could you ask for?



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Cold Burn of Magic (BOOK 1): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22715908-cold-burn-of-magic?ac=1

Bright Blaze of Magic (BOOK 3): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25923471-bright-blaze-of-magic



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About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket. Books in the series are SPIDER’S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER’S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW’S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.


DEADLY STING, the eighth book, is set to be released on March 26, 2013.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.

Books in the series are TOUCH OF FROST, KISS OF FROST, and DARK FROST. CRIMSON FROST, the fourth book, is set to be released on Dec. 24, 2012.

FIRST FROST, a prequel e-story to the series, is available as a download. HALLOWEEN FROST, an e-short story, is available in the ENTANGLED e-anthology.

Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series. Books in the superhero-themed series are KARMA GIRL, HOT MAMA, JINX, and NIGHTINGALE. A KARMA GIRL CHRISTMAS, an e-story, is also available.

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  • The magic and the action sounds really intriguing! I’ve heard great things about this one Christy, lovely review!

  • Love this series and can’t wait for the last book but super bummed it will be over after it.

  • I’ve heard such good things about this series. And these covers are so bright and eye-catching! 🙂