Monday, October 17, 2016

Mosaic by Sarah Fine (Reliquary #3)

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Written by: Sarah Fine
Series: Reliquary Series
Sequence in Series: Book 3
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: 47North (November 15, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1503939561
ISBN-13: 978-1503939561
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Mattie Carver never thought she’d give up her small-town life to become one half of the best magic-smuggling duo in the business. Until recently, she didn’t even know such a business existed. But as an unusually strong reliquary—able to carry vast quantities of magic in her body, undetected—she’s been pulled into an underworld of organized crime and addictive enchantments. And although she’s determined to keep things professional, her partner, Asa Ward, is a temptation she finds increasingly hard to resist.

Even as their relationship reaches a tipping point, Mattie is wary; Asa already told her he hates cages—literal or otherwise. But when an international black-market magic exchange goes awry, Asa falls into the hands of his enemies. Now, with the man who refuses to be controlled under the command of a ruthless captor, Mattie must decide how far she’s willing to go to rescue him—assuming there’s anything left to save.

Mosaic (Reliquary, #3)Mosaic by Sarah Fine

Mosaic is a dark and sinister romp through the magical world of Sarah Fine’s imagination.

The story is told from Mattie Carver’s view as she battles to survive the magical world she has unwilling become immersed in.

I had a difficult time understanding Mattie’s choices. On one hand, she vacillates often and her choices are rather young and immature but then she does something extremely mature making it difficult to reconcile the two opposing personalities.  Mattie finally decides who she loves only to have that person ripped away and turned into a magical slave.

This is not a romance but an action thriller that thrives off the degradation of humankind. The story is dark and at times intense. Not a fan of the ending, I guess it again shows that not only humankind is cruel but love is shown time and time again as a weakness and a corruption that can’t be afforded in this world.

I received this ARC copy of Mosaic from 47North in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication November 15, 2016.

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