Thursday, January 26, 2017

Book Review And Giveaway : Grave Mistake by Izzy Shows


Title: Grave Mistake
Series: Codex Blair Series #1
Author: Izzy Shows
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 24, 2017 
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I am Blair Sheach. Screw up. Outcast. Wizard. My life will never be the same. Let's just say, new found powers do not a hero make, and I've never been an exception. It was supposed to be a simple case: find the client's deadbeat, cheating husband, collect money, and finally pay my rent. Turns out the wanker is a necromancer hell bent on destroying London. Turns out necromancers are only part of the problem in a city infested by vampires and demons. And magic cops aren't any better at cleaning them up than mundane ones. Then there's me, I'm no one special. Just the last line of defense. I'm out of luck and out of time. And to save my city, the decision I have to make is one I can't take back.


 

“I really enjoyed this book. Blair the female lead felt like an actual person. I instantly connected with her.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review by L.M. Warren “Grave Mistake by Izzy Shows is a fantastic urban fantasy with magic, demons, wizards, and a newbie mage.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review by Montzalee “It's always refreshing to read a heroine who is strong and confident.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review from Alina

A great new urban fantasy series to get addicted to!
I really loved the world that the author has created in this book!It is completely original and brilliant.
Blair was a kickass but relatable heroine.Things always seem to go wrong for her.Or around her.
No, really, they do!She has had quite a difficult life because of this, always drifting, not finding a fixed career or making long lasting relationships.She is quite the quirky heroine.
But, these problems don't make her whiny or a character who always her pities her self.Instead she is adaptable, takes the lemons that life gives her and does the best to make it work.She finds humor in her situations too.I loved her voice!
When she finds out that there is a reason for the things that happen around her and that she might have powers, her life is completely flipped.And she is able to see a world that was hiding in plain sight.
But, the author doesn't make our heroine extra-special like other UF books either.She has her own set of strengths and weaknesses, and tries her best to cope with her new powers and save the world if possible! ;)
The book starts off a little slow, but then the action picks up and bam, I was hooked!
The cast of supporting characters along with the world building made the book even more enjoyable.The author has put the foundation for a wonderful series and I'm pretty sure this is one that we must watch out for!Can't wait to get my hands on the next book!! :D



I write urban fantasy novels for new adults. I read just about everything--fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, historical fiction, and much more. I'm also an avid LARPer. Don't know what that is? Shoot me a message and I'll gab your ear off about it. I love to talk with fans, so don't be shy--be forewarned, though, I can rant a good bit. I grew up in Wilson, North Carolina. It's a small town about an hour east of Raleigh, and I spent most of my time finding adventure, filling up notebooks with every story that came to my head, and being reprimanded by teacher's for reading in class. My first fiction novel will be published in 2017, and I will release about every two to three months; so sign up for the newsletter to stay on top of things! Feel free to send me an email or reach out over social media with any questions you might have, or just to chat!


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