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Review: 157. Magic on the Storm by Devon Monk...

December 20, 2010
It's been a while since I picked up an Allie Beckstrom book... Figured it was time!

magic on the storm
Title: Magic on the Storm (Allie Beckstrom #4)
Author: Devon Monk
ISBN-13: 9780451463272
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Penguin, 2010
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Source: Waukesha Public Library

drey's thoughts:
I hate to say this, but this installment of Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series didn't get me all excited or enthused or even heart-pitter-pattery... What the heck?? Did I wait too long between Magic in the Shadows and this? *sigh*

Anyway. Never mind me. Allie has trouble looming. Like, T-R-O-U-B-L-E trouble. Dad-in-her-head trouble. Apocalyptic-storm-heading-towards-Portland trouble. Zayvion-plus-Allie-equals-Soul-Complements-equals-go-nuts trouble. The-Authority-is-not-all-hunky-dory-kumbaya-singing trouble. Bad-guy-Greyson-escapes trouble. Which is totally the worst because he's gunning for Allie. Or, more specifically, her dad (or, even more specifically, the sliver of her dad that's in her head). Phew. But, luckily, she has help. My favorite amongst her cadre? Stone, "her" gargoyle. He's adorable!

The action kept me reading, even when I'm going "huh?" at parts and "oh crap, it's ----- and -----'s gonna -----" at others. You know, like when you're at a horror movie and you want to yell out "no!! don't go there"? Yeah. Action notwithstanding, I thought there wasn't too much in the character-development arena, and no, I'm not counting Allie's ass-kicking (& getting ass-kicked) training. The romance? Eh. Working with the Authority? Eh. Too many "eh"s for me to be happy with this one. BUT the ending is wickedly awesome, and I will read Magic at the Gate to see how she handles that doozy.

Have you read this? What did you think?

drey's rating: 2.5/5 Better than OK

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