Book Review: The Magician and the Misfit

 

Street artist.
Criminal.
Misfit.

Lux Dylan was used to wandering the streets of the Bay with her ragtag friends. She was used to all-nighters and loud music and run-ins with the police. But when a sudden death in her close circle uncovers a hidden betrayal, she must commit to a dark path if she is to find justice. She’s always been a bad girl, but is she bad enough for this?

Magos the Magician is the Arcana of creation and skill. All the known world is his playland. Except he’s got quite a few problems. A prophecy haunts him. Ennui stalks him. And a Reversal—the worst threat to his kind—looms large. Overwhelmed, he escapes his realm for Earth through one of Arcana’s magic portals. When he emerges to find a crime in progress, he meets Lux, a reckless misfit who courts danger despite the odds stacked against her.

Her creative, rule-breaking spirit calls to his own. Magos puts his journey on hold as Lux tempts him into the pleasures of mortal life. Play, work, art—all of it entices him. But when Lux crosses a member of the Order—a network of elites governing the world—Magos cannot stand idle anymore.

A revolution is coming, and both Magos and Lux rise as agitators for the cause. In doing so, their hearts become inextricably bound. Together, they must confront what happens when you finally stop running and truly start living.


My Review

I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it a lot. While, this book is part of this interconnected series, it can be read as a standalone book. Magos has a bit of a joking side to him, although, it his brother was funnier. 

Where the first book is more of a lighter read, this one had more serious vibes. So, I can't fault Magos for not being so cheery. He was good for Lux. They both were just what the other needed. Lux was dealing with the death of a friend, and it was really consuming her. 

The romance between Magos and Lux was a very slow burn one, but it felt very emotional as well. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. 


Street artist.
Criminal.
Misfit.

Lux Dylan was used to wandering the streets of the Bay with her ragtag friends. She was used to all-nighters and loud music and run-ins with the police. But when a sudden death in her close circle uncovers a hidden betrayal, she must commit to a dark path if she is to find justice. She’s always been a bad girl, but is she bad enough for this?

Magos the Magician is the Arcana of creation and skill. All the known world is his playland. Except he’s got quite a few problems. A prophecy haunts him. Ennui stalks him. And a Reversal—the worst threat to his kind—looms large. Overwhelmed, he escapes his realm for Earth through one of Arcana’s magic portals. When he emerges to find a crime in progress, he meets Lux, a reckless misfit who courts danger despite the odds stacked against her.

Her creative, rule-breaking spirit calls to his own. Magos puts his journey on hold as Lux tempts him into the pleasures of mortal life. Play, work, art—all of it entices him. But when Lux crosses a member of the Order—a network of elites governing the world—Magos cannot stand idle anymore.

A revolution is coming, and both Magos and Lux rise as agitators for the cause. In doing so, their hearts become inextricably bound. Together, they must confront what happens when you finally stop running and truly start living.

The Magician and the Misfit is an MF friends-to-lovers, grief/comfort urban fantasy romance inspired by tarot and featuring portals to a second-world realm.



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