It’s officially Wednesday. Thank goodness, I need this week to be over already.
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by M.K. Wiseman
Publisher: Megan Wiseman
Release Date: May 5, 2020
When you are a member of Britain’s first team of wizard spies, every mission might be your last. But as the dawning of the 20th century draws ever nearer, magic grows weak. Violectric Dampening, the clash of man-made electricity with the Gifts of magekind, threatens M.I.’s existence. And if that isn’t enough, they’ve now been discharged from their own government. Obsolete. Distrusted.
And now hunted by one of their own.
Myra Wetherby has always feared her so-called fits, strange visions of people and places that she cannot explain. It is the emotional manipulation, however, a strange empathic connection to those around her, which threatens her very sanity. A danger to her family, Myra runs away, falling straight into the hands of the newly ousted Magical Intelligence team. Who just so happen to need an ability like hers.
Which makes Myra one of them . . . whether she likes it or not.
M. K. Wiseman has degrees in animation/video and library science – both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, her office is a clutter of storyboards and half-catalogued collections of too, too many books. (But, really, is there such a thing as too many books?) When she’s not mucking about with stories, she’s off playing brač or lying in a hammock in the backyard of her Cedarburg home that she shares with her endlessly patient husband.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Mary Wiseman for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
This is said to be the first of a planned series – six books in all – and I have to say that it was certainly an interesting start to this new series. I like the combination of some of our world’s elements with other more fantastical elements to create Myra’s world. It makes me feel like maybe, just outside of my line of vision, there’s another world out there just like mine but way more exciting. That’s what Myra’s world felt like to me.
I also think that Wiseman did a good job at addressing topics such as mental health and manipulation of someone’s mental health in this novel. It can get pretty dark, especially with the manipulation aspect, so I would warn those that may be triggered by such topics to stay away. Other than that, I think it was pretty cool and interesting. I’m curious to see how the rest of the series will be, and I hope Wiseman is able to publish the rest of the novels.