Book: Cold Burn of Magic
Series: Black Blade #1
Author: Jennifer Estep
There Be Monsters Here. . .
It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.
I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.
But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .-Goodreads
Review: This was a fun, predictable read. Lila Merriweather is a young thief who inadvertently helps save the life of Devon Sinclair, the son of a power Family in their magical town. This decision changes the direction of her life. Lila reminded me of a young Gin Blanco and she has a lot of potential as a character. I will definitely read the next book in the series.