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Oh, no This is not a cliffhanger I can abide by This story took too long to get started and now it is incomplete And, of course, I am getting the next book immediately There is a magic storm coming and no one knows how it badly it will impact Allie Beckstrom s world Like the storm, there are multiple storylines that are converging into the main one and the storm is both allegorical and physical There is a war brewing and we don t know who is on which side, and what the war is even about, b Oh, no This is not a cliffhanger I can abide by This story took too long to get started and now it is incomplete And, of course, I am getting the next book immediately There is a magic storm coming and no one knows how it badly it will impact Allie Beckstrom s world Like the storm, there are multiple storylines that are converging into the main one and the storm is both allegorical and physical There is a war brewing and we don t know who is on which side, and what the war is even about, but we do get significant advance in Allie s relationship with Zayvion, getting to know better Shame and his relationship with Terric That s enough to keep me going for now, but dang, that ending Allie definitely behaved herself better this time I think she shouldn t be so knee jerk reactionary about her dad, though She could learn some very valuable things.This one started pretty slow, which was a problem But when it got going, it was pretty exciting There is a cliffhanger and a lot of loose ends that need dealing with but the new characters introduced in the last book are an excellent addition and I enjoyed reading about them And another new character came into play who s pretty i Allie definitely behaved herself better this time I think she shouldn t be so knee jerk reactionary about her dad, though She could learn some very valuable things.This one started pretty slow, which was a problem But when it got going, it was pretty exciting There is a cliffhanger and a lot of loose ends that need dealing with but the new characters introduced in the last book are an excellent addition and I enjoyed reading about them And another new character came into play who s pretty interesting too I almost went ahead and ordered the next one for my Kindle but I knew the agency pricing coupled with the push from the cliffhanger would annoy me too much, so I m taking a break and ordering it used A 6 publishers can suck it So, I m sticking with this series It s not really as good as Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews , but it s near the ballpark Full review including favorite quotes originally posted at Beckstrom is back in Devon Monk s Magic on the Storm, the fourth installment in her totally kick ass series This one starts off two months after Magic in the Shadow leaves off Allie is training with the yummy Zayvion Jones and other members of the Authority She is a Hound, someone who tracks magical signatures and helps track down magical evil dooers, so she already knows magic and she s Full review including favorite quotes originally posted at Beckstrom is back in Devon Monk s Magic on the Storm, the fourth installment in her totally kick ass series This one starts off two months after Magic in the Shadow leaves off Allie is training with the yummy Zayvion Jones and other members of the Authority She is a Hound, someone who tracks magical signatures and helps track down magical evil dooers, so she already knows magic and she s already very good at what she does But she discovered in the last book that there is a whole lotshe could learn to make her even stronger And that is what she is learning at the beginning of this book.I ve always liked Allie She is sharp and sarcastic This series is told via first person perspective so you see Allie s thoughts throughout and even they are sharp and sarcastic She is a character that is so real She s not a super hero She has many imperfections and some pretty impressive fears For example, she is very claustrophobic And when Allie is going through an episode well let s just say that those are scenes that prove Devon has some serious writing chops Her character is real Her issues are real But they all just happen to be mixed up in a world filled with magic.And speaking of fun characters with sharp wits, Shame is back in this book He is a hoot He likes everyone to think that he s this badass slacker who doesn t give a damn, but you know he does He is a fierce friend and a good soul Shame is Zayvion s best friend and he compliments him well.It s nice to see Zayvion being a littleopen in this book He has nothing else to hide so he savailable with information Okay, I m sure he still has lots of secrets seeing that he s the sexy yet mysterious guy in these books, but he s not so tight lipped and that was a nice change of pace We got some good info from him and so did Allie I ve always found that Zay is the perfect complement to Allie She can be a little hot headed and he s mister Zen She is overloaded with magic and he s an incredible Grounder She is easily distracted and he s the epitome of focus They really work well together, on all levels.At the beginning of this series, you sort of wondered about Zayvion Jones Was he a good guy Was he a bad guy When you thought about him, you pretty much thought wtf is up with that Zayvion Jones But we don t wonder about him much any because most of what was causing us to ask that has been dealt with Now we wonder about Jingo Jingo Now you think wtf is up with that Jingo Jingo We know he s creepy, but is he good or is he bad There are lines in this book, two distinct sides, but you don t ever fully know which is the good side and which is the bad side You don t even really know if there really is a good side and bad side It s all blurry I found that to be quite interesting You assume Allie is on the good side, but she s not even really sure what s going on She s just supporting and following her friends So not only is Jingo Jingo a question mark, but pretty much everyone else is too Devon does a nice job with that.Onecharacter I want to quickly mention is Stone I heart him He s Allie s pet gargoyle sort of He s just adorable and I want one too.These books really should be read as a series You can just pick one up and read it but I feel you d miss out on lots of little stuff that, when put all together, makes this series that much richer The story in Magic on the Storm builds up nicely and leads you to an amazing end but nowhere near an ending Because let me tell you, the way this book leave you, all you can say is Duuuuude Whoa Thank goodness book five, Magic at the Gate, is already out and readily available because, even though it s not a gut wrenching cliffhanger, you still want to see where the story leads you as soon as possible When the action was present, it rocked Sadly, it took a long time for the book to pick up and become interesting This seems to be a common theme in this series Yeahs I m finally feeling the connection between Zayvion and Allie It took a couple books to feel this Luv Shamus, and there is a whole lot of him Ah, Stone Need I sayWho isn t a fan of Allie s gargoyle buddy The war has begun The Authority is broken and divided Who are the the foes and who are the friends Sweet When the action was present, it rocked Sadly, it took a long time for the book to pick up and become interesting This seems to be a common theme in this series Yeahs I m finally feeling the connection between Zayvion and Allie It took a couple books to feel this Luv Shamus, and there is a whole lot of him Ah, Stone Need I sayWho isn t a fan of Allie s gargoyle buddy The war has begun The Authority is broken and divided Who are the the foes and who are the friends Sweet cliffhanger Included was a snippet of the next book, Magic at the Gate.Nays Allie was annoying me a little The way she talks to the hounds bugs me a little She talks down to them It s so slow in the beginning Took to long for the pacing to pick up and something interesting to happen There were so many clues through out the book that some of the authority members were going rogue, but Allie would brush them off There is something wrong with Davy It s brought up then swept under the rug What s up with that I really like Davy.Plot 3 stars Cover 4 stars Writing 4 stars Originality 4 stars Characters 4 stars Romance Chemistry 4 stars Action Romance ratio 70 30 Ending 4 stars Good enough to pick up again 3 stars [ Read Pdf ] ⚔ Magic on the Storm ♄ Allison Beckstrom is committed to her work tracing illegal spells Now, there s an apocalyptic storm bearing down on Portland, and when it hits, all the magic in the area will turn unstable and destructive To stop it from taking out the entire city, Allie and her lover, the mysterious Zayvion Jones, must work with the Authority the enigmatic arbiters of all things magic and take a stand against a magical wildstorm that will obliterate all in its path Wild storm is not something Allie likes, seeing as how the last one put her out of commission for weeks and she lost her memory She did come out of it with a very nifty set of tats all over her arms Still, this one seems to be worse knowing what she does about magic now In addition to learning about the secret elite magic society.I like Stone Stone is pet I wish I had He is loyal and cute Maybe not so cuddly, but he is pretty cool His actions help balance out the crap that Allie is going Wild storm is not something Allie likes, seeing as how the last one put her out of commission for weeks and she lost her memory She did come out of it with a very nifty set of tats all over her arms Still, this one seems to be worse knowing what she does about magic now In addition to learning about the secret elite magic society.I like Stone Stone is pet I wish I had He is loyal and cute Maybe not so cuddly, but he is pretty cool His actions help balance out the crap that Allie is going through in this book There is so much to say about this book, but I don t want to spill out the fun parts I will leave it at, this is a great series with a kick ass heroine who is completely out of her depth yet she still tries to do the right thing This is why I like her She reminds me of Kate in Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series I love both characters Recommended for UF lovers Good So, so, so good So much story leading me, pulling me toWhere will we end up Devon Monk, you are my hero. Fourth in the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and revolving around Allie, a Hound who can scent magic, and her friends.My TakeI do enjoy Shamus cheekiness At the other end of the spectrum is that father of hers He definitely wins the A hole of the Year award Sometimes you imagine that he actually does love Allie, but then you discover in the next breath that he loves her as long as he can use her for his own ends And Jingo Jingo is lying to the Authority about her father possessing All Fourth in the Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series and revolving around Allie, a Hound who can scent magic, and her friends.My TakeI do enjoy Shamus cheekiness At the other end of the spectrum is that father of hers He definitely wins the A hole of the Year award Sometimes you imagine that he actually does love Allie, but then you discover in the next breath that he loves her as long as he can use her for his own ends And Jingo Jingo is lying to the Authority about her father possessing Allie It does not bode well.Whoa, well, we find out what happened to Anthony After his betrayal in Magic in the Blood , 2, I didn t expect to hear from that little jerk again It doesn t help that Violet has bad news for Allie And Allie learns who murdered her father.I do like that Allie is such a firm person It s her way or you can leave I don t, however, like it when she carries that attitude everywhere Especially into areas about which she knows so little It s veering into the I know everything trope She s never hunted before, but insists on going even though the stakes are so high and she s clueless about the weapons How come I had to be the one to fix everything How come I had to be the hero I sure as hell didn t feel like a hero No, she soundslike a selfish, whiny bitch Well, Allie finally gets her wish To be the center of everything And she wants to run All of a sudden, she falls back on the I know nothing card Hypocrite much I get that Alllie doesn t trust her dad, but she has to trust in his knowledge and skill somewhat It pisses me off that she automatically refuses to at least think about what her dad is saying Yeah, I agree with Allie She could never have held the Illusion focus, as she s too scattered It seems as if, every time there s a battle of some sort, she can t make up her mind where to go, who to help, what to do She wants to be in the thick of it all the time, but she s useless most of the time Can you tell how much I dislike her We get the story on why Shame hates being around Terric so much.Why is it that no one else seems to feel the tension At least, Monk never tells or shows that anyone else is aware of it They must be aware of it, but no one says anything They all simply accept that they must blindly follow their leader.It gets so tense at the end, I couldn t read fast enough So much is happening, so much set up for Magic at the Gate.It s a frustrating series The premise is intriguing, and I like some of the characters God knows, the mystery behind it all certainly pulls me in But God save me from Allie The StoryA wild magic storm is coming and Allie feels the power in the magic wells Only she feels it being drained away.The CharactersAllie Beckstrom Hounds illegal spells for Detective Stotts, by night she works for the Authority Her father was Daniel Beckstrom, an extremely powerful magic user, who was murdered Events in Magic in the Blood , 2, gave him the chance to possess Allie Now he shares her mind and sometimes takes over her body Kevin Cooper is with the Authority and a powerful magic user he s also the pregnant Violet Beckstrom s bodyguard And secretly in love with her A fact that her dead husband is furious about Stone is a stone gargoyle that Allie brought to life, an Animate Now he lives with her and stacks things for fun He makes an excellent bodyguard as well Nola is a non magic user and Allie s best friend Only she lives on a farm 300 miles away in a magic free zone She s seeing Stotts Cody Miller, the Hand who had been involved in Daniel s death, is now living with Nola.Zayvion Jones is Allie s Soul Complement He s a Closer all Zen smooth and deadly and the Guardian of the Gates using all magics The Authority is the secretive underground magic organization that polices all magic users, except they all seem to be at odds with each other.The Portland AuthorityShamus Flynn uses Death magic and supposedly washes dishes at his mum s restaurant His mother, Maeve Flynn, runs Feile San Fhomeher restaurant and inn and uses Blood magic She s also one of the Voices in the Authority along with Victor who is Zay s boss, head of the Closers, and uses Faith magic Liddy Salberg who is another Death user and Jingo s boss and, Sedra, their leader Other members include Sunny, Ethan Katz who was Daniel s and now Allie s accountant, Carl and La who are twins Jingo Jingo uses Death magic and is Shamus boss Dane Lannister is Sedra s bodyguard and, Chase is another Closer, an ex girlfriend of Zayvion s, and Greyson s Soul Complement Allie hates Sedra s know it all, hate everyone attitude.The Seattle AuthorityTerric is a Closer from Seattle and Shamus Soul Complement A man Shame avoids even as he longs for him Hayden Kellerman is another from Seattle, and he s staying with Maeve Others include Pham, the Georgia girls, Darla who uses Death magic, Nick Pavloski and Joshua Romero are Closers using Faith magic, Mike Barham who thinks Daniel was a good man is Life magic, and Paige Iwamoto is Blood magic.The Hounds are magic users who can scent magic They re employed by various people to track spells back to their source They re also loners who endure too much pain because of all the magic they use, a pain they treat with drugs, alcohol, or self abuse Davy Silvers is Allie s secretary for the Pack Blood magic happened to him in Magic in the Shadows , 3, and now he feels it when another Hound is hurting Beatrice Lufkin and Jack Quinn are the only other active Hounds.Tomi is the Hound Davy loves, who was broken in Magic in the Shadows and is now living with her grandmother in California.Anthony Bell is a wanna be Hound, a betrayer who got less than he deserved.Portland PDDetective Makani Love is partnered with Detective Lia Payne Detective Stotts leads MERC Julian, Roberts, and Garnet are part of Stotts crew.Grant runs Get Mugged, Allie s favorite coffeehouse And her new landlord, for Allie has leased the old warehouse next door from him She s fixing it up as a crash pad for her fellow Hounds.Greyson is a Closer and a murderer Allie thinks he got payback on that from his partner in crime, Frank Gordon That Gordon turned on him and forced him into his half man, half beast form, a Necromorph.Leander and Isabelle are a folktale, a true one They were Soul Complements who got too deep into each other So deep they tore the world apart For this, they were separated Kathy is one of the waitresses at Maeve s inn Mama Rositto was the restaurant owner in Magic to the Bone , 1, whose son had almost died.A wild magic storm is violent and deadly, and will mess with the flow of magic that powers the city s spells They re part of why the Beckstrom Storm Rods are essential for every householder and building owner Violet and Daniel invented magic disks that can hold magic and not require the user to endure the pain of using them Oopsies Dr Frank Gordon was the guy who dug up Allie s father and tried to kill Allie in Magic in the Blood.Closers can take people s and Hounds memories away Grounding is a very high level skill that requires the user act as a lightning rod for someone else Disbursement is a spell magic users cast to choose how to pay for using their magic Allie turns it into colds, flu, aches, and pains andA Proxy is the alternative to a Disbursement A magic user sends the pain to them instead of having to endure it themselves Soul Complements share magic, combining it to be evenpowerful The negatives, however, are also tremendous If they go too far, they forget who they are as individuals and go insane Death magic transfers life energy into magic.The Cover and TitleThe cover is dark, a storm of determined rain and crackles of lightning battering Allie and a tall building, its windows shining in the dark with glowing runes circling around the tattooed Allie in her cropped black tank top and jeans, creating an irregular halo of light She s in profile to us, looking over her right arm with a katana over her far shoulder, and it looks as if she s getting ready to swing.The title ishopeful than reflective as it sin the storm than on Then again the Magic on the Storm could be a reference to the battle that breaks out When Magic on the Storm opens, two months have passed since Magic in the Shadows and things are unusually calm in Allie s life She s made a big decision, one that will change her life, and she s happy The only pain she s feeling is the result of rigorous magical and physical training She s also seeing arelaxed Zayvion, who s smiling and laughingBut, this peace, this calm cannot last foreverThere s a storm coming Wild magic And it s aiming straight for the ci When Magic on the Storm opens, two months have passed since Magic in the Shadows and things are unusually calm in Allie s life She s made a big decision, one that will change her life, and she s happy The only pain she s feeling is the result of rigorous magical and physical training She s also seeing arelaxed Zayvion, who s smiling and laughingBut, this peace, this calm cannot last foreverThere s a storm coming Wild magic And it s aiming straight for the cityPortland is in danger, once again Things didn t go so well for Allie the last time she faced down a wild, magical storm she lost a lot This time, the Authority has called in other members, outside of Portland, to help The hope is that this larger group of Authority members can somehow filter the magic from the storm so that it doesn t obliterate everyone and everything There was so much of my past that I d lost memories magic had taken away from me moments I wished I could have back It was odd to hear someone choose not to remember One of those called in is Terric Conley, who has history with Zay and Shame And, after learning the bits that I did, I m super anxious to get to Monk s spin off series, Broken Magic, that features Terric and Shame There s muchto learn about them still and I can t wait We also learn a bitabout Zay s past though he continues to remain rather tight lipped about just about everything I m enjoying this series SO much The action keeps you on the edge of your seat, the side characters are endearing, and the splash of romance doesn t hurt one bit I seem to fly through each installment no matter how slowly I try to read them Thankfully, I still have five installments remaining the two spin off installments This one ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so I m jumping straight into 5, Magic at the Gate, next A wild magic storm is on its way and the Authority is tasked with minimizing the damage it does While they are preparing for this storm an old enemy resurfaces back in Allie s life The Authority wants her to go into protection but Allie knows the only way to stop the enemy is to confront him So Zayvion and herself go to find this enemy but realizes things aren t as they appear as numerous betrayals occur The plot, for the most part, was amazing The beginning was super slow and hard to get i A wild magic storm is on its way and the Authority is tasked with minimizing the damage it does While they are preparing for this storm an old enemy resurfaces back in Allie s life The Authority wants her to go into protection but Allie knows the only way to stop the enemy is to confront him So Zayvion and herself go to find this enemy but realizes things aren t as they appear as numerous betrayals occur The plot, for the most part, was amazing The beginning was super slow and hard to get into The ending made up for it as there was an epic battle with tons of betrayals view spoiler I didn t see the Authority s getting fractured so badly, the series kind of hints at there being malcontents but I didn t see it occurring in such a violent fashion Shamus really showed how strong he was when he battles the malcontents hide spoiler The ending left on a cliffhanger which wasn t too annoying as I already have my book 5 from the library The characters were good but I didn t like Allie as much I found her far too pig headed for her own good She wouldn t listen to advice or take any guidance, which for some characters was okay but not for her as she doesn t have the power or control to run off on her own I also didn t like how she talked down to her fellow Hounds, she acted like she was better than them all the time Shamus was by far my favorite character He was hilarious and bad ass Shamus really showed just how powerful he was in the final battle, which was EPIC Shamus throwing ice at Zayvion and Allie was my favorite moment of the novel The romance between Allie and Zayvion was well written It wasn t super romantic and gushy but was realistic instead They do have the newly weds vibe aka constantly flirting but they also know when to get to work and act professional I would love to see them stay together throughout the series In summary this was a great urban fantasy novel This novel helps explain some of the problems the Authority s have and why Jingo Jingo lied about Daniel Beckstrom sharing part of himself with Allie