If you’ve been following me here on the blog and/or on Instagram for the past few years then you know not only do I love to read, but I am a big fantasy/fantasy romance fan. While The Magi Menagerie by Kale Lawrence is a little light on the romance aspect (at least so far, this is only book 1) there are glimpses of more prominent romance storylines coming in the future. Nonetheless, the novel is such a fun fantasy that I couldn’t put down.
I received a copy of this book a few months ago and spotlighted it on social media, but just read it last week. The novel follows multiple characters who are part of a secret society called The Third Order of the Magi. Members of the Third Order all have supernatural abilities/magic and all have different abilities. For example one can look into minds/memories, one can manipulate time, etc.
Ezra Newport is 17 and has no idea his family’s connection to the magi. All he knows is his family moves around a lot. On a train ride to their new home in Ireland, they are attacked leaving his mother murdered and his father missing. He has no idea why anyone let alone a mechanical bounty hunter would be after his family. When the mechanical bounty hunter pursues Ezra again outside his boarding school he is saved by Jonas, the head of the Irish Chapter of the Third Order, and Ezra is thrust into the world of the magi.
Ezra learns that the people after him are enemies to the Third Order, the Legerdemain Brotherhood. But what do they want with him? The Irish Chapter use their powers and go on an adventure across countries and time to keep Ezra safe and the Legerdemain Brotherhood from wreaking havoc on the world.
I really liked this book. The magic system was easy to follow and the storyline was so interesting. I liked all the characters and seeing how their relationships grew or struggled throughout the novel.
The only problem is that it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger and the next book doesn’t come out til the end of the year! I can’t wait to see what happens next for these characters.
*This book was sent to me compimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*