Book: Demon Magic and a Martini
Author: Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #4
Genre: Urban fantasy, paranormal
When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn’t know a thing about magic. These days, I’m practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there’s one nobody ever talks about: Demonica.
Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the mythic playground?
Well, some people do, and now a demon has been loosed in the city. My three best friends are determined to slay it, but even badass combat mages are critically out-magicked. And that’s not all. The monster they’re tracking—it’s not hiding. It’s not fleeing. It’s not leaving a trail of corpses everywhere it goes.
The demon is hunting too. And in a city full of mythics, it’s searching for deadlier prey.
If we can’t unravel the demon’s sinister motivations, more innocent people will die, but finding the answers means digging into dark secrets … and learning truths I never wanted to know.
My Rating: 4 STARS
In Demon Magic and a Martini a demon is running loose in the city and all guild members are called into the guild to deal with it. We get to see the guild members working together in team formation to try and track the demon. I loved how Tori is now a fully fledged member of the guild and she doesn’t have to hide anymore and I really like how the relationships she’s made with the other characters are developing.
The focus of Demon Magic and a Martini is on Ezra and we finally find out more about him and his secrets and I loved that. Ezra is definitely the more mysterious one of the group so it was interesting to uncover his secrets and I really like his and Tori’s interactions, they are so fun to read.
This book felt so captivating because although we find out more about Ezra, things happen that cause strife between our group of characters and make them pull away from each other. I feel like the strife added a whole new interesting layer to the complex group dynamic that Tori has with Aaron, Kai and Ezra.
Overall I enjoyed Demon Magic and a Martini just like the previous books in the series. I loved finding out more about Ezra’s secrets and I love how close the characters are with each other. Also just like the previous books, the pacing in this was great too.