Title: Grave Mistake
Series: Codex Blair Series #1
Author: Izzy Shows
Genre: Urban Fantasy
I am Blair Sheach. Screw up. Outcast. Wizard.
My life will never be the same. Let's just say, new found powers do not a hero make, and I've never been an exception. It was supposed to be a simple case: find the client's deadbeat, cheating husband, collect money, and finally pay my rent. Turns out the wanker is a necromancer hell bent on destroying London. Turns out necromancers are only part of the problem in a city infested by vampires and demons. And magic cops aren't any better at cleaning them up than mundane ones. Then there's me, I'm no one special. Just the last line of defense.
I'm out of luck and out of time. And to save my city, the decision I have to make is one I can't take back.
“I really enjoyed this book. Blair the female lead felt like an actual person. I instantly connected with her.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review by L.M. Warren
“Grave Mistake by Izzy Shows is a fantastic urban fantasy with magic, demons, wizards, and a newbie mage.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review by Montzalee
“It's always refreshing to read a heroine who is strong and confident.” - 5 Star Goodreads Review from Alina
This book was easy to read, engaging and different. I instantly connected with Blair and dug in to try to find out why she seemed to have such a low perception of herself when she seemed so genuine and caring. Turns out Blair is on the cusp of something strange and wonderful. Turns out she has astounding untapped power that is raw and potent. Suddenly the screw-up Blair learns there is a whole other society of supernatural and magical creatures and that if she does not quickly learn how to control her emerging powers she will not be around long enough to worry about her unpaid rent,
I loved this imaginative and quirky story and look forward to following Blair as she learns more about the new world around her, meeting new situations and challenges along the way.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
I write urban fantasy novels for new adults. I read just about everything--fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, historical fiction, and much more. I'm also an avid LARPer. Don't know what that is? Shoot me a message and I'll gab your ear off about it. I love to talk with fans, so don't be shy--be forewarned, though, I can rant a good bit.
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