Wild Magic: A Giveaway
My summary: When Ania Zalesky accidentally blows up her apartment building one day, she learns that she is full of explosive wild magic. In steps Noah Otieno, working with the Society for Psychical Defense. She can help Ania contain her magic, but in the process Ania learns of the dark politics of the magical world.
If Ania chose to undo her magic, was there even a way for them to be together when Noah’s whole life was tied to the very magic Ania would have rejected?
I'm always on the quest for quality f/f. If you've read my past reviews, you know that I'm also all about romances that aren't set in New York. Wild Magic is a well-written fantasy set in Krakow, Poland. Ania works at a tourist trinket shop, and I loved seeing American tourists from a different perspective (hint: they're obnoxious).
“Magic has a way of creating ripples."
The writing was immersive, and although Wild Magic is only about 100 pages, the quality prose made it feel meatier than most novellas do. This is also the beginning of a series, so there's plenty more to read. The world-building was unique and at times eerie, and I loved that this beginning focused on character study and establishing a solid magic system. I've read a lot of debuts in a series, especially recently, where characters jump from setting to setting as the writer tries to build as much of the world as possible. As a result, the emotional core of the story is lacking. May Dawney fully focused on the Ania, Noah, and their chemistry, and it was rewarding to read. I'm looking forward to book two, which is already out!
Thanks to the generosity of the author, Queerly Reads is giving away one paperback of Wild Magic. This giveaway is international. Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. You must be willing to provide your mailing address to the author.
The giveaway will end on July 16th.