Nov 102015
Review: Deadly SpellsDeadly Spells (Prospero's War #3) by Jaye Wells
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Published by Recorded Books on Feb 10, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate Prospero and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. But as the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon.

When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero's past in the covens, old ghosts resurface. The team will have to use all the weapons in their arsenal to stop the coven war and find the killer before the case brings down all their careers - and their lives.

This story was a fun adventure. It felt like it focused more on series and character development than on a stand alone story, but since this the point in the series where most people commit or leave the series, it felt appropriate.

There is a main story plot, with a magical black panther assassin running around killing people and trying to start a coven war. It makes for a politically charged atmosphere, but one that Kate seems almost comfortable negotiating. She certainly seems more at home with this type of violence than with the issues she has with her rebelling little brother and the horrible awkward dating situations she finds herself it.

Along with all the action, there were some big reveals about Kate’s history, which were interesting to learn. It casts a new light on some of the characters from her past, and will likely cause quite a bit of friction in future books.

Overall, this was an exciting story that would definitely make more sense if read in the full series order. It’s the type of story that cements my desire to stick with a series, and I can’t wait to read all about the fallout in the next book.

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