Happy Sunday, and a happy publication day to Radical, the second book in the Clandestine Magic series! I love this series and highly recommend it!
Author: Colleen Cowley
Series: Clandestine Magic (Book 2)
Page Length: 308
Publication Date: Oct. 25, 2020
Publisher: Slender Sky Books
Synopsis: Women have no ability to cast spells. That’s what wizards have said for generations—and it’s a lie.
In this second book of the Clandestine Magic trilogy, Beatrix Harper wants to expose that lie to protect her sister’s life. Her desperate plan: Train tens of thousands of women in secret, then shock the nation with a display of their magic. She thinks it will work—if only she can keep the details from her town’s wizard, Peter Blackwell.
But that’s nearly impossible thanks to their unwanted magical connection. Peter, meanwhile, fears that his own desperate goal—to counter the terrible weapon he should never have invented—is doomed to fail.
Their plans are about to collide. Disastrously.
If you’re a reader who prefers to know upfront whether a book has a happy ending, what the level of violence or trauma is, whether there are sex scenes and how substantial a part romance plays in the plot, you can find a link to those details in Colleen Cowley’s author profile. One scene in the book includes a character discussing a past trauma, and the link has more specifics.
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- The romance!!!!! It’s confusing and complex and passionate and swoon-tastic!
- The magic system is unique and fascinating.
- The intrigue. There’s a lot of political intrigue, spies, traitors, lies, and manipulation.
- The ever-growing representation of strong women fighting for change.
It wasn’t until she proved her internal compass wasn’t infallible that he realized how much he’d relied on her for navigation through the dangerous waters they both treaded.
She wanted them to be on the same side. She felt the absence of his faith and support as if they were organs she could barely function without.
Don’t give up hope. I mean it. Hope is all we have in this patchwork life.
They had more faith in each other than they did in themselves.