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Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

Great mythology, heavy handed heroism

Dirty Magic - Jaye Wells

I really like the idea of dirty magic. In fact, that may be my favorite thing about this book. Here's my issue, while the mythology and world building was strong, I had two fundamental problems:

1) The protagonist's name was Kate and given her personality, all I could think was that she was a poor man's version of the fabulous Kate created by Ilona Andrews. Maybe Wells has never read that magic series, but I find it hard to believe. 

2) It was surprisingly heavy handed in terms of the whole "I'm the hero and I am on the side of good" morality. I actually started to get really distracted by it. 

So I'm not sure where I go from here in terms of continuing with the series. I might hold off until I see some feedback for book two and get a handle on where it goes from here.

Thanks to Orbit Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.