Tuesday, December 18, 2012

That Old Black Magic by Michelle Rowen

That Old Black Magic:
Reluctant witch Eden Riley knows that codependent relationships aren’t good, but it’s hard to be independent when you’re possessed by a sexy but troublemaking demon. Darrak’s physical form makes good girl Eden want to go bad, but the constant itch to use the soul-destroying black magic she’s recently acquired might force Eden to explore her dark side in an entirely different way.

When her dangerous magic starts manifesting itself without conscious effort, Darrak insists she seek outside help—which also leads them to the potential answer to ending the demon’s curse. Suddenly everything starts spiraling completely out of control, threatening both her life and the possibility of a future with Darrak—since only one of them might be able to survive this…

This was a sensational conclusion to the Living in Eden series by Michelle Rowen. It was definitely the most action-packed out of all three books and so much tension you are on the edge-of-your-seat with anticipation. There were also many new surprises and old questions answered, life changing events nearly separated Eden and Darrak but in the end, Michelle wrote the perfect ending to this book with a slightly  unconventional but sweet happily-ever-after.

Throughout the trilogy I watched as each character changed and developed into something different. What I loved was watching Eden transition from a closed-off, almost stoic individual into a more open and trusting person. Lucifer, although a secondary character, was another one I enjoyed reading, Michelle brought him to life on the page for me and he's one of those characters that you hate, but can't help liking at the same time. 

That Old Black Magic was brimming with twists and turns. Again, Michelle took more than one storyline thread and expertly brought them together.  The constant battle between good and evil caused the lines of truth to become blurred often leading Eden on a precarious path, and sometimes knowing who to trust and who not to trust was the most difficult for her to figure out.  Someone from Eden’s past makes an unforeseen appearance and nearly causes a one-way trip for Darrak to the void. Given only one chance and at a heavy cost, Eden will travel into Hell itself in order to save him.

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