• Ms. Coffey

Mageborn by Jessica Thorne

3.5 out of 5 stars

Published by Bookouture on February 18th, 2020

303 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Formate: ebook via. NetGalley

Read in 2 weeks

Read in 6 sittings

Sat on TBR for 2 months

"A dark and addictive fantasy read for fans of Graceling and Sarah J. Maas. The life of an orphan soldier becomes entwined with that of the mysterious heir to the throne, whose very presence draws out the secret magic living inside her: a magic that breaks every law she is duty-bound to uphold…" (Goodreads)


Thank you, NetGalley and Bookouture, for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I enjoyed the plot of this one. For the most part, it's fast-paced and engaging. But I was never on the edge of my seat, anxious for what is going to happen next. There was also one other part that had me scratching my head as to why the characters forgave someone so quickly. (+.5)

The world that Thorne created is fascinating. I like the magic system and all of the different abilities. It reminded me of Avatar the Last Airbender, but expanded. (+1)

I also really enjoyed the writing style. There were many words that I've never seen before, so I feel like it expanded my vocabulary in a good way. (+1)

The story is very structured and organized, until the ending. I was a little confused by how all of the main villains got to know each other. (+.5)

I cherished the characters in this one, but the instalove romance killed it for me. If this were a slow burn romance, I would have been all in. (+.5)

My favorite part is all of the different magical abilities. I can't wait for the author to explore more in the next books to come.

My least favorite part is the instant love romance between the main characters. I feel like they just fell for each other a little too quickly for my liking.

If you are looking for a new fantasy series with different abilities (water, air, fire, earth, healing, leeching, and more), then this one is for you.

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