Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Author and journalist Camilla Chafer writes for newspapers, magazines and websites throughout the world. She is also the. Illicit Magic: Book 1, Stella Mayweather Series (Volume 1) [Camilla Chafer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. More than three hundred. Illicit Magic (Stella Mayweather, book 1) by Camilla Chafer – book cover, description, publication history.
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It’s not necessary to have a British bud for your English-to- English translations, as most words were obvious within their context, but a few did confuse me. The ladies at work warned each other to walk in pairs, and to be safe, since there have been many recent burnings of women.
Everything changes when the story shifts to America. They have left her money and property? Has lots of ups and downs, thoroughly enjoyed it! The Hitwoman’s Downward Dog. And Evan, well I can’t say too much there other than I love him, and that he gave Stella the confidence she needed to learn her craft.
The last chapter plodded along. Sadly it all derailed like a damn train wreck.
There is a bit of a cliffhanger ending, but it’ This book started off a little wobbly for magc. The characters, relationships, and storyline were fleshed out nicely, and made for good reading. Camilla spends a lot of time describing general life in the household ullicit building up the relationships between the students and the teachers before she gets to the final few scenes that are the real meat of the book.
However, danger continues to plague Stella wherever she goes. Throughout Stella’s story as we work our way through all the mysteries that surround her past and all the day to day drama that encompass her present circumstances one thing becomes clear, she is a special young woman who despite her harsh beginnings has strength and admirable amounts of courage. I have to disclose that this book was an e-arc copy submitted to me by the author via The Bookish Snob Promotions for an honest review and that there is no other compensation from her, the tour host or the publisher except my reading pleasure and enjoyment of the characters depicted in the story.
When it becomes apparent that someone is out for blood, Stella’s especially, the Council decides to protect her, at all costs. I’ll be watching the author for more fun in the future. Rocks fall, everybody dies. Surviving to live maic day is a must and she’ll do anything to make sure that happens. In doing so she left many points of mystery and room for the series to grow. Honestly it took me a bit to get into this book. No family, no friends, working as a “temp” since she can’t stay too long in one place she makes people uneasyand living in a grubby flat in London, Stella believes this is what her life is to be and she’s become accustomed to being alone.
I loved this whole series.
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The variety of characters and their personalities was really As more and more secrets, both hers and those surrounding her new family, make it into the light, she comes to the realization that there’s quite a bit she doesn’t know.
The secondary characters could have had much richer personalities if Stella found out a little illlicit them during the story. Item s unavailable for purchase. No Room for Error: The unraveling of the answers as to who, what, why, when and where take place at a good pace and by the end of the book when the final showdown occurs the reader has learned quite a bit about each of the young witches and the instructors that Stella is placed among to learn how to chxfer her craft I read the series in camipla few days.
But mostly I want to know about sweet and sexy, Evan!
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She moves from temp job to temp job, maintaining a less than mediocre cchafer and her life is a bore. The super magically protected house is magically attacked!
From first sentence to last you will not be disappointed! The “magic” was neat, and I found the training parts interesting and nicely done. Evan, oh Evan, I hope you are okay, and that yoou go after her! There are several camillla I enjoyed this book. Chafer did an excellent job of writing the story of Stella, from being the poor lonely orphan to a young woman of disbelief that she is actually a witch and following through with a woman who is more self assured.
In my epub version, all thoughts voiced by Stella show up in a much larger font than the font size for the rest of the story. The last pages announce a Volume 2 more focused on action and full of surprises.
Illicit Magic (Book 1, Stella Mayweather Series)
Plenty of loose ends will leave you wanting to start the next installment right away. That being said, this fast paced story moved quickly and all of the characters were fully fleshed and for the most part, well used. I strongly recommend this book to those YA readers looking for characters who are young adults in their 20’s that can be sympathized with by older people like myself as they have more relatable circumstances going on in their life than someone who is only in their teens.
The mystery was well played out and I honestly didn’t guess what was really going on until it was about revealed. But I wasn’t too happy with the ending, I don’t understand why no one took Stella where they went. The reasons behind such things elude Stella, yet she can’t deny the fact that she has always been different.
Seeking refuge in her apartment, after a shocking manifestation of her Shimmering power, Stella is whisked away to USA by Etoile, a fellow witch sent by the Witch Council to save her. Stella grew up in the foster system.
The eye opening reveal of the person responsible for the attacks against Stella and her new friends was one that I had figured out a bit before the final showdown but I still had a few surprises to come when other secrets were revealed as well, all in all this was a well thought out original story that had just enough romance thrown in to appeal to a wider audience than just those looking for a good paranormal read!
More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it’s happening again. The first 80 pages or so are a lot of new information that wasn’t quickly digestible for me. She’s saved by a mysterious new friend who whisks her away to America. So, my non-American friends, do you find that many of our books sound American?