Friday, December 29, 2017

Review: Magical Compass (Supernatural Prison Story #2)

Author Jaymin Eve
Format e-book
Print Length 324 pages
Publisher Self
Published November 17, 2017

Tyson Compass, as one of the famed Compass quads, is not a wizard used to living with regrets. Except for one: Grace Carter. 

Grace is a healer witch he rejected many years ago. After completely disappearing from his life, she has returned, and turned his world upside down. The attraction between them flares strongly, but she has not forgotten or forgiven his callous rebuff when they were teens. 

Tyson does everything he can to prove he will never hurt her again, and just when he thinks there might be a chance for them, she has to leave again. She makes him promise not to follow her - a promise he honors for as long as he can. But after almost two months with no word, he’s done waiting. He’s going to find his girl. 

With a little help from his brothers, he tracks her down, only to find Grace betrayed by her family ... tortured ... hurt. His rage knows no bounds. He will do everything he can to bring her family to justice, to find out why they turned on her. 

By unlocking these secrets, though, he will discover that Grace is so much more than just a healer witch. She holds a secret that could save the world of Faerie. Or destroy it. 

Magical Compass is a spinoff set within the Supernatural Prison World. It's full length at 90,000 words, and is standalone with HEA. You do not need to read the Supernatural Prison trilogy first, but it will help your understanding of this world if you do. 

My Opinion

This is the second book in the spin-off of the original Supernatural Prison series. I recommend reading the first series before starting the spin-off. Yes, you can read it as a stand alone book but why would you want to?

Grace was noticeably absent in Broken Compass, a fact that the other characters mention, and Tyson tries to avoid. Yet, fans knew something was up and a few of us got angrier and angrier at Tyson for not chasing her down. Apparently, Tyson was getting as impatient as the readers were and decided enough was enough. He was going to chase after his gal. Which is where Magical Compass starts off.

Grace has been the voice of reason since she was brought into this magical world. Her family, her glue yet something is not right. Her family is not who they seem, and they do unspeakable things. Things that change who she is and has her questioning who she will become. She is not the same Grace that wanted a relationship with Tyson all those years ago. His rejection of her in the past will be a barrier that may be unsurpassable.

Tyson knows he was a jerk, he realizes that he has a lot to make up for. He tries to be understanding, he tries to be noble, he tries to be a partner and he fails miserably on all but the last. I hated his treatment of Grace in the original series- he had a lot to atone for.

The world building is again on point, this is something that the author does rather well. Vivid description of Faire, the lands meadows and those that inhabit it will captivate the reader. Not only does she do a great job with world building but character development is also a strength of the author. Each emotional rollercoaster the main characters are on is bound to have your tummy doing backflips. If I had been wearing my pearls I would have clutched them a few times, which is a testament to all the feels this book brings with it.

Seriously, I cannot say this enough, this is one of the best series I have read in this genre. The author pays close attention to character development, world building and relationship building. The emotional rollercoaster that the reader goes on- fast, furious, steady- sets the stage for one heck of a book hangover. The only question is when will the next one be released.

My Rating
5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote The Stupid Asshole of the Year award was definitely mine.

Other People

Jessa- Braxton’s mate
Jake- Tyson’s brother, faire
Max- Tyson’s brother, vampire
Braxton- Tyson’s brother, shifter

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