Sabina Kane, a rare half-vampire half-mage assassin, spent the first 53 years of her life living in L. Her world is turned upside-down when she finds out that her grandmother barely tolerated her existence, considering her nothing more than a useful abomination. At the beginning of Mage in Black , Sabina arrives in New York City to live among the mages if only as a form of revenge against her grandmother. Along with her for the ride is Adam, whom she would date if he was only not a mage, and Giguhl, her demon familiar.
But shortly after Sabina arrives in the Big Apple, it becomes apparent that someone wants her dead and that it has something to do with the Hecate Council about to declare war on the Dominae. Is it wrong to recommend a novel with so much sex and violence to young adults?
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I hope not, because I highly recommend this one to the late high school, early college listener. This is one audiobook I would have absolutely loved at You just hold on and go for the ride.
Sabina arrives in New York, someone tries to kill her. She goes to the park, someone shoots her, and then she gets attacked by wolves. She goes to a nightclub, meets an old flame, and punches him in the face.
There are ebbs in tension, but the flow changes every ten to fifteen minutes, which is too fast to become bored with any one scenario. And Sabina lives up to it.
Her internal dialogue is pretty advanced, but everything in quotations comes right out of high school. This series is read by Cynthia Holloway , who has a very feminine, young-sounding voice with a teenage cadence to it. She has a light sound to her voice that adds to my perception that this book would appeal to the young adult listener.
Personally, I was much more impressed with her reading in the Morganville Vampires series. Her voice as Claire, Eve, Myrnin, and even the vampires, was spot-on. For some reason, the voices in this novel seemed too similar at times, even between male and female voices. This is a big improvement on the first novel in the series stylistically. In a way, Sabina is an abomination due to her half vampire, half mage blood. Her mixed blood puts her in the middle of a war that could provide answers to questions about her life and her family.
It's always exciting to come across a truly creative idea in a novel that adds a little something to a vampire's character.
Red-Headed Stepchild - Sabrina Kane, Sabrina Kane by Jaye Wells | | Booktopia
Wells created a new quality to her vampires by giving them red hair, varying shades based on age. I thought this change was kinda cool and was a fresh change to the typical vampire look. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and the plot was great. I do have to admit it was a little on the slow side and I would have loved for there to be a tad more action.
But still a very enjoyable read. Would I read it again? Am I going to continue reading this series? Heck Yes! Lisa R. Was a great start to what I hope will be a great series. I didn't particularlly like Sabina but she evolved into a very likable person by the end of the book. Love her demon sidekick.
Laughed out loud numerous times at the antics and descriptive nature of the poor "hairless" after one of Sabina's spells went wrong cat.
Hope he features more in the upcoming books cause he was a hoot. Stephanie C W. This book was good! I can't wait for the next one in the series. Sabina Kane Primary Character.
Series: Sabina Kane
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