Saturday, March 19, 2011

Magician's Muse

Magician's Muse (The Seer, #6)Magician's Muse

Series: The Seer, #6
Author: Linda Joy Singleton
Reading Level and Genre(s): YA Paranormal Fantasy
Features: Ghosts, spirits, psychics, magicians 
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
Source: Bought from Amazon Kindle Store

Overall Rating: 5/5
Cover Rating: 3/5
Cover Comments: An average cover, but then again, who judges books by their covers? (*slowly lowers hand*) It's what's inside that matters. :) (*coughs*)

I loved this series from the beginning, and with each book it just got better and better. And sadly, this is the end of Sabine, Dominic, Thorn, Manny, and all the other character's I've grown to love. 

Sabine's life seems to be going perfect. She has a great boyfriend, loyal friends, and ghosts and spirits aren't bothering her anymore. But then life goes down again when her ex-boyfriend, Josh, is missing. Even though she shouldn't really care what's going on with his personal life, Sabine still cares for him as a friend and feels she owes it to him to rescue him from whatever trouble (that is, if he is in trouble) he's in and get him back home. Also, so his dog Horse will be happy and eat again. Which, is also the only reason why Dominic decides to help. 

Things turn out to be much more dangerous than what Sabine expected as she finds out her sister is involved, and her own life may be at risk. She's pulled into the deep, dark world of magicians, where they may not be as harmless as they actually seem. Plus, they hate psychics. Just like her. 

These aren't the only issues. Along with Sabine's, Thorn and Penny Love seem to be dealing with a murder of their own. And Dominic is being hunted down by an official, possibly for the murder of his own uncle six years ago.

Twisting and turning with mystery, adventure, and the dark elements, you just can't put this one down! I love Singleton's writing. She just captures the teen personality so well. Sabine is a great female character. She's smart, friendly, funny (especially with Manny, he's great too), and very brave and loyal. Thorn remains my favorite character of all time. I'm so excited that she's getting her own series soon! She'll make a great main character. And, of course, there's Dominic. Every time he talks to Sabine, it just sends shivers down my spine. He's usually a man of few words, but when he's talking to Sabine, he's open about his love to her. It's so sweet. 

Linda Joy Singleton is truly a skillful YA series writer. The stories themselves are pretty short, so you could probably finish one in a couple of hours. If you haven't yet, start this series now!

Personal Thoughts (What I thought as a teen reader, not a reviewer)
Have I mentioned you need to pick up this series?

Anyways. Sometimes... don't you just hate it when boys in stories have to maintain their sense of pride? Like, they're willing to choose duty over love. Of course, they usually realize in the end it's not worth it and they can't stay away from the girl and they have to go back. Oh, and that they were being stupid. Really. Prevent all that heartbreak and just be with the girl! Don't walk away and be like "I MUST BE A MAN. YOU UNDERSTAND, DON'T YOU? I HAVE HONOR. I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO RESPECT MYSELF IF I DID THIS AND THAT..." blah blah blah. That was directed to Dominic. And to all the other guys that have done this.

Beginning Excerpt:
The phone was going to ring.

I knew this for a fact - the way you see dark clouds in the sky and know it's going to rain. Premonitions were no big deal to me. But the flash of fear that came with this sudden knowing was scary. Someone was going to call and I wouldn't like what they told me. It could change my life. Not in a good way.

Goodreads Synopsis: 
The Final Book in Linda Joy Singleton's Popular Paranormal Series, The Seer

A whisper, too soft to swirl wispy candle smoke, carried across time, beyond life and death—and was heard. "Our bargain is sealed. My secrets will be yours-when the girl dies."

In the thrilling climax to The Seer series, Sabine's psychic abilities, sleuthing skills, and courage are pushed to a dangerous edge as she deals with the mysterious disappearance of her ex-boyfriend Josh, a new threat against her boyfriend Dominic, evil magicians (both living and dead)—and a coldblooded murder.

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