Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstorm #2)
By Devon Monk
Published May 5th 2009 by Roc
Genre Urban Fantasy
Received from library
About taken from Goodreads:
Working as a Hound-tracing illegal spells back to their casters-has taken its toll on Allison Beckstrom. But even though magic has given her migraines and stolen her recent memory, Allie isn't about to quit. Then the police's magic enforcement division asks her to consult on a missing persons case. But what seems to be a straightforward job turns out to be anything but, as Allie finds herself drawn into the underworld of criminals, ghosts, and blood magic.
This book starts right in where Magic to the Bone leaves off. I like that no time has past and it's just like turning a page and I don't feel like I have missed any part of Allie's life.
I really liked this book, but I was a little disappointed that there was not much Zayvion and Allie. We do see a few moments between them but having lost her memory of their relationship, Allie is still unsure about him. Zayvion pops in here and there but we really don't see much of him til the end. We do however find out a little more about Zayvion and who he works for. :)
As Allie takes a Hound job(identifying a spell and it's castor)with the police's magic enforcement division she is once again thrown in over her head and faced with death. She continues to learn more about magic and what is capable of. Allie is also brought into the circle of Hounds, a support group of sorts, and we meet other fun characters.
Magic In the Blood sucks you in and leaves you wanting more! Can't wait to start the next #3, Magic in the Shadows