Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hex and the City by Shanna Swendson - ADVISABLE

Swendson, Shanna Hex and the City (Enchanted Inc. #1), 308 pages.  Ballantine Books, 2005.  $16.  Language: PG (20 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG (mentions naked man); Violence: PG (wizard battle scene).

Katie moved to New York City from a small Midwestern town.  She loves the city, but she hates her boss.  And every day she notices more and more strange things around her – like the women wearing fairy wings, or the gargoyle that seems to be on a certain building only sometimes.  Then she gets a mysterious job offer.  When she finally decides to interview, she finds out that she’s not crazy at all – there really is magic, those are real fairy wings, and the CEO of the company is Merlin himself, who has come out of retirement to deal with a critical magic situation.  Not only  does the company need her, but the head of R & D is a total hunk!  Life in the city may just be looking up!

I know – this is a review for a very old book.  I don’t know why I haven’t seen it before.  I’ve ordered #2 and 3, because I am hoping that they continue on the same vein and don’t suddenly become mush steamier as the romance evolves.  There are 8 in the series, so it could be a great addition for fantasy readers.

HS – ADVISABLE. MS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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