Title: Deadly Spells
Author: Jaye Wells
Series: Prospero’s War
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Synopsis: After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate Prospero and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. But as the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon.
When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero’s past in the covens, old ghosts resurface. The team will have to use all the weapons in their arsenal to stop the coven war and find the killer before the case brings down all their careers – and their lives.
Review: I love this series and the books just get better as you go along. You see a lot of growth in Kate in a character. She starts out very untrusting and little as she goes along she starts letting people in and trusting them more. I love that we get quite a bit of interaction with her and her brother, and since she is taking care of him we actually have scenes where she has to do parent things. Too many times things like that are brushed aside and forgotten about, in my opinion, they really just add to things because Danny is such a huge part of Kate’s life and the reason she does a lot of what she does and if we didn’t see him, at all, it wouldn’t feel real.
There is a slight bit more romance in this one than the previous ones but ultimately this is still an urban fantasy so the story still revolves around the plot. I am totally on Team Kate/Morales but for whatever reason Volos manages to suck me in when he’s around and makes me want to root for him. That goes away when he’s not around. Smooth talking jerk. lol. Morales > Volos.
This is a complex well written urban fantasy series and I am anxiously waiting the fourth book, which we don’t seem to have any information on yet. Jaye don’t make me pout!
Recommendation: Yes, make sure you read Jaye’s other books as well!