Book: Dark Arts and a Daiquiri
Author: Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #2
Genre: Urban fantasy, paranormal
When I found myself facing down the scariest black-magic felon in the city, practically daring him to abduct me, I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here.
It all started when I accidentally landed a job as a bartender–but not at a bar. At a guild, populated by mages, sorcerers, alchemists, witches, and psychics. Good thing this lame-o human is adaptable, right?
Then my favorite guild members–three sexy, powerful, and intermittently charming mages–asked for my help. Did they want access to my encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails? Oh no. They wanted to wrap me up in a pretty ribbon and plunk me in the crosshairs of a murderous rogue to lure him out of hiding.
So that’s what we did. And that’s why I’m here. About to be kidnapped. Oh, and our grand plan for safely capturing said murderous rogue? Yeah, that completely fell apart about two minutes ago.
Why did I agree to this again?
My Rating: 4 STARS
In Dark Arts and a Daiquiri Aaron, Kai and Ezra enlist the help of Tori on their current mission for the guild. They are trying to find a missing girl who was taken by an infamous elusive person called The Ghost. Tori goes undercover but things don’t go according to plan.
For a lot of this book Tori is away from the guild and the guys but I didn’t feel like that affected my enjoyment of the story at all. I love reading about Tori’s interactions with Aaron, Kai and Ezra but I’m glad that this book went somewhere different with Tori being in a different place with new characters. And speaking of new characters, I really liked a certain new character in this book (I can’t say who because I don’t want to spoil anything) and I hope the character shows up in future books.
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri was very action packed and fast paced and I loved that. I also liked how Tori is slowly learning more and more about the world she’s been thrust into.
Overall I enjoyed this instalment in the series just as much as the first and I love how each book has its own separate storyline. I particularly liked some of the twists in this book and can’t wait for more of the series.