It's almost impossible to avoid spoilers now but I'm going to try!
That said, be cautious just in case I fail, lol.
But there's bad, and then there's bad. And I'm not sure which applies to a certain dark druid/wanted criminal/reluctant friend of mine. His transgressions include black-magic dealings, kidnapping, and murder, and he's about to add "revenge-fueled killing spree" to his resume—if I don't stop him.
Should I stop him?
He and his nemesis are gearing up to tear each other apart, rogues and vultures are converging with their sights on the spoils, and the guilds that would normally stomp them into the ground are under attack. We're on the brink of an all-out criminal turf war, and my time to decide is almost up.
Who's the real bad guy ... and do I dare stand in his way?
First-person, single pov.
Not in this book!
(Yes, there's violence.)
So many emotions!!!
I'm in shock. I'm exhilarated. I'm terrified. I feel betrayed. I feel hopeful. I'm curious and I'm desperate for more!
OMG! This book, guys! This book! It almost freakin' killed me with all the feelings!
It was so good!
The series has reached its boiling point. Everything is starting to come together. Some things are answered. GC Spellbound is growing ever more intwined with GC Demonized and you can just about see how it's all going to come together but key pieces of the puzzle are still surrounded by mist, so close yet so tantalisingly out of reach... I want to scream, I want to sob and I want to dance a happy dance because Annette Marie is delivering an amazing story that I cannot get enough of!
Druid Vices and A Vodka really drives the series forward and fans of the series will undoubtedly adore it!
Tori is put through the wringer, trying so hard to save Ezra and be there for her friends. Her loyalty knows no bounds... But actions have consequences and people can't outrun their pasts forever.
Ezra is almost out of time. Kai's family has finally caught up with him, and strong, firey, Aaron is breaking by his inability to help his friends.
Not to mention our beloved but asshole-ish Druid, Zak, who was the catalyst for so many things coming to a head in this book... He completely and utterly broke my heart and it'll take something special to redeem him from this.
There is action galore, personal growth, sacrifice, and shippers rejoice! There is some bittersweet loveliness for our (hopefully not) doomed lovebirds.
I want to wrap myself in a blanket and rock in a corner at the thought of not getting book seven until July BUT book three in the Demonized series releases in April and it'll drive everything forward some more. Based on Robin and Zylas encounters in this book, I imagine that their next book (Hunting Fiends for The Ill-Equipped) will cross over the events in this one heavily.
(Yes, that means there is a nice amount of Tori/Robin interaction in this book AND Zylas!)
All in all, I'm super happy with this instalment.
I absolutely loved it and while things seem a little bit dark and hopeless for our beloved characters, I know that the author is going to bring it home in a big way and it's going to be awesome.
Book 1: Three Mages and A Margarita
Book 2: Dark Arts and A Daiquiri
Book 3: Two Witches and A Whiskey
Book 4: Demon Magic and A Martini
Book 5: The Alchemist and An Amaretto