Title: Sealed by Magic
Series: Emerald City Shifters, #2
Author: A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
Genre: Fantasy & Paranormal/Shapeshifters
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Loose Id (August 3rd, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Seattle has been at peace since before it was founded on the banks of the Puget Sound. The war between the witches and the snake shifters ended and they now live separate lives. Generations of distrust have kept them separated, until Ari Fitzgerald meets sexy Zachary Bennett, a young witch from the Queen City Coven.
Ari is the son of the lamia king. He needs to find the source of the black market trading in lamia venom before any other snake shifters are hurt, or worse. The young ones are most at risk, because their venom is more potent. Ari discovers the source is a witch and suspicion falls on Zac and his coven. Ari doesn’t want to believe it.
Zac works for his brother-in-law, a powerful bear shifter who doesn’t care about shifter politics. When three coyote shifters come to town, looking for black-market lamia venom and a witch to kidnap, Zac gets caught in the middle between the bears, the lamiae, and the power-hungry coyotes. He’s going to need all the help from Ari that he can get.
Ari and Zac must find the source of the venom before the city erupts into a dangerous war, with the two of them on opposite sides.
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/emerald-city-shifters-2-sealed-by-magic.html
Review: This is the second book in Emerald Shifters.
I thought this book was so much better than the first. I did not feel like it went on and on about mundane things like it did in the first. Not to mention going into more details about important things that pertain to the plot instead glossing over them.
There were a lot of characters throughout this book that resulted in a better understanding of story as it progressed. Zac and Ari, the main characters, go on a dangerous mission to find out who is the source for the black market trying to endanger Ari’s kind. Zac with his connections help Ari out.
I loved how the mystery played out and all the details surrounding it. It draws you in and has you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens. The combination of shifters and witches added a surprising great element to the book. I loved how two sides seemed to find common ground to achieve the same goal.
I thought Zac and Ari’s relationship suited them well.
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