This week on Book Series Wednesday I’m covering the Allie Beckstrom series by Devon Monk.
Plot Synopsis: Using magic means it uses you back, and every spell exacts a price from its user. But some people get out of it by Offloading the cost of magic onto an innocent. Then it’s Allison Beckstrom’s job to identify the spell-caster. Allie would rather live a hand-to-mouth existence than accept the family fortune—and the strings that come with it. But when she finds a boy dying from a magical Offload that has her father’s signature all over it, Allie is thrown back into his world of black magic. And the forces she calls on in her quest for the truth will make her capable of things that some will do anything to control…
Plot: The plot for this series is predictable, but not terribly so. I’ve only finished the first book so far, but I just picked up the rest of the series to read over the next week. There may be a sex scene in each book, but it’s not too bad, it’s not an erotica book. I also enjoyed it because the plot takes place in Portland, Oregon. Since I grew up not too far from Portland I’m familiar with all the areas that are mentioned in the book.
Characters: Allie is smart, but you’d think she wouldn’t be so arrogant sometimes. I guess she has some character development to do over the next few books.
Overall: A good series, if you don’t mind the predictability.
For those who like: Urban Fantasy, Oregon, Magic, Fantasy, Adult Fiction.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.