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For most women, being newly engaged to the love of your life is a time of celebration. But Sunaya’s happiness is overshadowed by loss. Her friends have not returned from their quest to bring back Noria, and though the Resistance has been beaten back, they are far from vanquished. When the Minister sends Sunaya and Iannis to destroy an important Resistance stronghold, Sunaya For most women, being newly engaged to the love of your life is a time of celebration. But Sunaya’s happiness is overshadowed by loss. Her friends have not returned from their quest to bring back Noria, and though the Resistance has been beaten back, they are far from vanquished. When the Minister sends Sunaya and Iannis to destroy an important Resistance stronghold, Sunaya is torn between the desire to help her friends and defend her country. But soon she finds that the two are not as unrelated as she imagined . . . and in order to accomplish both, she must put her trust in a man who has betrayed her.


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For most women, being newly engaged to the love of your life is a time of celebration. But Sunaya’s happiness is overshadowed by loss. Her friends have not returned from their quest to bring back Noria, and though the Resistance has been beaten back, they are far from vanquished. When the Minister sends Sunaya and Iannis to destroy an important Resistance stronghold, Sunaya For most women, being newly engaged to the love of your life is a time of celebration. But Sunaya’s happiness is overshadowed by loss. Her friends have not returned from their quest to bring back Noria, and though the Resistance has been beaten back, they are far from vanquished. When the Minister sends Sunaya and Iannis to destroy an important Resistance stronghold, Sunaya is torn between the desire to help her friends and defend her country. But soon she finds that the two are not as unrelated as she imagined . . . and in order to accomplish both, she must put her trust in a man who has betrayed her.

30 review for Betrayed by Magic

  1. 5 out of 5

    Suz

    4+ stars. This one was paced a bit differently and felt a bit short. The Resistance climax happened comparatively early in the story and the rest of the story was more about the MC learning about her previously unknown familial history, her relationship with her friends, and her romantic relationship. It included some adult times, as well. I didn't care for the next-book non-cliff hanger at the end of the book. These things always feel manipulative to me. It was well enough done, however, that I 4+ stars. This one was paced a bit differently and felt a bit short. The Resistance climax happened comparatively early in the story and the rest of the story was more about the MC learning about her previously unknown familial history, her relationship with her friends, and her romantic relationship. It included some adult times, as well. I didn't care for the next-book non-cliff hanger at the end of the book. These things always feel manipulative to me. It was well enough done, however, that I didn't feel like I was getting hammered to buy the next book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Angela Sanders

    They just keep getting better! Sunaya and Iannis are engaged...and as Sunaya learns it's to be a yearlong engagement, according to mage ritual. This leads her back to thinking of her Mage father. He could possibly stand in the way of their marriage. Sunaya decides to find out the truth, enlisting her librarian friend. Meanwhile, Iannis and Sunaya are sent on a mission by the Minister to destroy a Resistance compound. Just before leaving she learns her friends are there. Will she be able to save t They just keep getting better! Sunaya and Iannis are engaged...and as Sunaya learns it's to be a yearlong engagement, according to mage ritual. This leads her back to thinking of her Mage father. He could possibly stand in the way of their marriage. Sunaya decides to find out the truth, enlisting her librarian friend. Meanwhile, Iannis and Sunaya are sent on a mission by the Minister to destroy a Resistance compound. Just before leaving she learns her friends are there. Will she be able to save them in time or will they be killed in the destruction? This book is filled with many twists and turns. It's both thrilling and emotionally charged. I highly recommend the entire series. 5 stars!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I’m a huge fan of Sunaya Baine and the other characters in The Baine Chronicles and was excited to read Betrayed by Magic. Book 4 in the series ended on a high note and I expected this to pick up where we left off. In some ways my expectations were met – (view spoiler)[Iannis and Sunaya are engaged and no longer dancing around each other (hide spoiler)] – but in others I found this book to be disappointing. The best way to explain my reaction is to compare this series to Robert Jordan’s The Whe I’m a huge fan of Sunaya Baine and the other characters in The Baine Chronicles and was excited to read Betrayed by Magic. Book 4 in the series ended on a high note and I expected this to pick up where we left off. In some ways my expectations were met – (view spoiler)[Iannis and Sunaya are engaged and no longer dancing around each other (hide spoiler)] – but in others I found this book to be disappointing. The best way to explain my reaction is to compare this series to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. TWOT was well-paced through the first books in the series, and then in the middle Jordan was bogged down with minutiae used to develop characters who were already developed. The books were big on personality and light on events designed to push the characters into new directions. Jordan’s death freed the characters from being mired in themselves and allowed the story trajectory to advance, but many agree that skipping the middle books in the series does not eliminate a reader’s ability to understand what is happening at the beginning and end. Betrayed by Magic appeared to suffer a similar fate to TWOT. The full plot can be summarized in 2 sentences and the character development felt like it was repeating information that I as a reader already knew. Despite my lackluster response to this installment in the series, I do find The Baine Chronicles as a whole to be outstanding and look forward to future installments. It is my hope that the dramatic tension will reappear in the next book of the series. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ugochi Akwiwu

    Sunaya grows in leaps and bounds in this book and her the identity of her father is revealed. Really exciting stuff. Loved it. I am so looking forward to Book 6. Keep up the great work Jasmine!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tammy stark

    Enjoyable series. Looking forward to the next book Looking forward to the next book. Interesting story and lovable characters. Sunyana continues to learn and evolve.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Slow I put this one down and picked it up a couple times. It ended up taking me several months to get through it. It just moved so slow. Nothing big happened. Just more of Sunna being a self centered brat and doing exactly what she wants no matter who might get hurt in the process. It happens so often that my anger about is has wore down to do I really care anymore attitude. At this point, I'm not even sure I want to finish the series. Her and Innis had one passionate encounter in a shower. If no Slow I put this one down and picked it up a couple times. It ended up taking me several months to get through it. It just moved so slow. Nothing big happened. Just more of Sunna being a self centered brat and doing exactly what she wants no matter who might get hurt in the process. It happens so often that my anger about is has wore down to do I really care anymore attitude. At this point, I'm not even sure I want to finish the series. Her and Innis had one passionate encounter in a shower. If not for that, I would have been completely turned off to their relationship, which until then was coming across as pretty cold and distant. Like an old married couple that have lost their spark. With that and the lack of action and the bratty MC, I'm losing interest quickly.

  7. 5 out of 5

    May

    Great character development and world building. Sunaya matures more in this book, and she mends her relationship with her cousin Rylan. There is character development for minor characters such as Noria too. Summary: Great character development Kickass heroine Good plot More world building Great romance between Sunaya and Iannis

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    3 stars for the first 5 books because ultimately, the parts that dragged it down severely affected the parts I adored. I feel like I should write my review for the first five books here, considering I feel like the last three books kinda turn into a different series altogether. and also (view spoiler)[ this is the last book with Noira in it and she's my favorite character (hide spoiler)] . I found this series of books when I was 19 and finally starting to grow out of YA. I needed something fresh 3 stars for the first 5 books because ultimately, the parts that dragged it down severely affected the parts I adored. I feel like I should write my review for the first five books here, considering I feel like the last three books kinda turn into a different series altogether. and also (view spoiler)[ this is the last book with Noira in it and she's my favorite character (hide spoiler)] . I found this series of books when I was 19 and finally starting to grow out of YA. I needed something fresh, engaging, and fantasy to obsess over, and it seemed like this series was perfect. And it worked out for all the wrong reasons. Let's start with what I liked in these 5 books: I especially loved the lore that was dotted across the series. I really wish Walt could have gone into the systematic oppression a bit more, as well as possibly show differing reactions of mages, humans, and shifters to each other. It got pretty good in books four and five considering the whole "religious propaganda" and "fighting the resistance directly" storyline (no spoilers here), and I would have liked to see more of it. I also really liked the characters. Though I felt like Sunaya switched sides rather quickly in terms of her feelings for mages even though she A. Didn't like them and B. they were her oppressors (I know she's half mage but still. She lived her life as a shifter up until she was 24 years old), but she was still an enjoyable character to read about. I loved how she actually went out and got shit done, but still failed to a degree because not everything works out. I also really love how in book four, after becoming fed up with how Iannis treated her (not quite a lover, but still teased her), she went off on him! That shit was so gratifying to read. I'll talk about their relationship later on because this is the only good thing I have to say about it. Iannis and the other main mage players were fine. Don't really have much to say about them, but at least the minor characters took their time warming up to Sunaya. Com and Elania were fine. I thought Com was a great contrast to the firey and headstrong personalities of the main cast, and Elania I can say...at least has a personality. Even though Annia didn't show up until the second book (which I thought was odd, I remembered differently during my last readthrough), she still whooped ass and had a fun time doing it. Her sister Noira, as stated before, is my favorite character. She's basically a child genius working to further technology and make the nation better, and in college above everything! I'm in college as of writing this review, and it's kicking my ass! Not to mention she was absolutely done dirty in this book cuz (view spoiler)[ y'all are really gonna send a whole ass child to the mines because she dared got swept up in the plans of adults who took advantage of her (very legitimate) hatred for the system? Nah, man. She was absolutely right about Sunaya softening towards the mages because even though they do...start to fix things, it's too little too late. (hide spoiler)] . I forgot about Lakin, but I'll talk about how dirty he was done later. ultimately, I had no complaints about him I also really liked the plots for each book. They not only made sense within the context of the world and the political environment but again, brought about a great deal of worldbuilding. I wish there were more planning and action than just characters disguising themselves, getting information, Sunaya trying to do something brash and it doesn't work out, she gets captured/almost gets captured, then Iannis/Fenris saves the day, but honestly, this is the one thing I'm not sure how to fix at this moment. So, Jen, you may ask, if you like all those things, what do you hate? Well, hypothetical question, I'll tell you. I hated Iannis and Sunaya's relationship. The fact that he is hundreds and hundreds of years old and she's just 24 is...not a good look. not to mention after reading the first two books, I realized he threatens her a LOT. At one point, he even threatened to take her magic away after she (rightfully) criticized him for not actually training her. He barely even apologizes to her! What a healthy relationship, guys. /sarcasm. What would I do to change this? Change the whole dynamic of the relationship. Make Iannis see Naya as a sort of surrogate daughter, especially since when they meet, Sunaya just lost her one father figure who she loved dearly. Make Iannis only want the best for her and want her to grow into a mature woman, but can't express this publically because again, she's a hybrid. (view spoiler)[ In the third book, when Iannis gets kidnapped by the natives and Sunaya has to seduce him in order for him to regain control, change it so that she has to fake cry and hug him to come back. Make her talk about how much she loves him as a dad. Boom. Done (hide spoiler)] . This way, they can still be close and a lot of the plot can still take place, but without the added creepiness. In addition, her rejection of any shifter because they "hate her magic and that could never change" while Iannis can fully 100% appreciate her shifter side kinda rubs me the wrong way. Hell, he initially saw her as just another project to take on! To change this, we can pair her with Lakin Boon. This way, Boon's character arc could be about seeing that having magic does not inherently make a person evil, and that magic can be GOOD in some cases, and Sunaya learning how to stand up for herself and accept both worlds. Boom. You still get your heterosexual happy ending. Speaking of that... why are all of the recurring characters straight, white (sans Director Chen), and cis? With that many characters over the course of five books, you'd expect there to be more diversity in this fascet. Even in the last book (i know I said I wasn't gonna talk about it I need to make this point) (view spoiler)[ Every. Single. Character heterosexually ends up with someone by the last book. Wow (view spoiler)[, How do we change that? Make some characters gay. Or not even have them get with anyone! I Just let Iannis be a cool dad by himself. His friendship with Fenris and his adopted daughter Sunaya is fulfilling! Hell, Noira and Elnos just seemed like two best friends that dated because they were closet gays. I don't think they even acted like they were dating! So uh, make them gay. And maybe one other character too (Fenris, mayhaps?). And please include more people of color because the world is diverse. It'll make the characters and the world (especially since this whole story takes place in Pseudo San Francisco) feel so much more real. (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[ Noira's punishment at the end of book five just pissed me off, as discussed previously. To combat this, I would have made her just work in a facility designing magitech experiments under the close watch of guards. If she wants to actually make the world a better place...let her! She has the intelligence to do it. And hell, let her get the arc of falling in love with a woman mage to show her that if magic can be good then mages can be good! Also, age her up a little bit so she's at least an adult, or give her an 18-year-old girlfriend. (hide spoiler)] There are a few other things, like how some of the writing and dialogue is a bit stilted, and the treatment of the natives in book three, but the former would take forever to discuss and the latter I'll let indigenous people talk about. My final verdict of this series is that while there are some good nuggets and ideas, the lack of diversity, and the seemingly abusive/toxic love story that's portrayed as good sour the whole experience.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)

    Betrayed by Magic Another great adventure! Jam packed with action, suspense and of course so sweet romance! I absolutely love this series and the characters themselves. I enjoy the twists and turns throughout the book I never knew what was going to happen next. I can’t wait to discover more.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Every time I pick this book back up I get frustrated with how compliment this supposedly hard-as-nails, live-on-the-streets enforcer is. She is constantly making absolutely dumb choices that should have gotten her killed and only by being pulled out of the fire continuously by men who are mysteriously attracted to her can she keep going. I just don't believe she could have lived to adulthood in this world with such poor decision making skills. I cannot finish it. Maybe I'll go back if I run out Every time I pick this book back up I get frustrated with how compliment this supposedly hard-as-nails, live-on-the-streets enforcer is. She is constantly making absolutely dumb choices that should have gotten her killed and only by being pulled out of the fire continuously by men who are mysteriously attracted to her can she keep going. I just don't believe she could have lived to adulthood in this world with such poor decision making skills. I cannot finish it. Maybe I'll go back if I run out of other books to read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Suzie

    Another hit! Jasmine Walt has written another wonderful book for her series, The Baine Chronicles. Suniya is a half shifter, half mage that has the love of the head mage. This series is about how she isn't supposed to exist and how she not only survives but thrives with the help of her friends and the love of her mage. Excellent adventures, friendships, and a smart savvy heroine make for enjoyable reads! Another hit! Jasmine Walt has written another wonderful book for her series, The Baine Chronicles. Suniya is a half shifter, half mage that has the love of the head mage. This series is about how she isn't supposed to exist and how she not only survives but thrives with the help of her friends and the love of her mage. Excellent adventures, friendships, and a smart savvy heroine make for enjoyable reads!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Laine

    This is the fifth novel in this amazing urban fantasy series. The novel is very well written and developed. The story flows through flawlessly from the book to book. The world building descriptions are well defined & detailed. This book will keep you captivated from the start & will keep you wanting more. If you haven't started this series you really should give it a try as it is amazing and you will not be disappointed. It is my favourite urban fantasy series. This is the fifth novel in this amazing urban fantasy series. The novel is very well written and developed. The story flows through flawlessly from the book to book. The world building descriptions are well defined & detailed. This book will keep you captivated from the start & will keep you wanting more. If you haven't started this series you really should give it a try as it is amazing and you will not be disappointed. It is my favourite urban fantasy series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    Loved this addition to the story, and the way it is developing is very interesting and fun. I like ti that the heroine is learning to act differently s well as think differently. There is a nice blend between action and description, getting from one place to another and what happens when you get there. This is a great series and I love following it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Candy Laine

    Have sat through the most of this series within a couple of days. The story just hooks you and you want to find out what's going to happen next! It's been absolutely fantastic following Naya's journey from a struggling enforcer all alone in the world to being engaged to the most powerful man in the state. Can't wait to see what they will do next Have sat through the most of this series within a couple of days. The story just hooks you and you want to find out what's going to happen next! It's been absolutely fantastic following Naya's journey from a struggling enforcer all alone in the world to being engaged to the most powerful man in the state. Can't wait to see what they will do next

  15. 4 out of 5

    Luisa

    This never ends! Ok but this was more fun. The mission here was disconcerting to say the least. I just feel like the author could've built the characters' relationships a bit more. Feels like everything happens too fast and there's no depth. This never ends! Ok but this was more fun. The mission here was disconcerting to say the least. I just feel like the author could've built the characters' relationships a bit more. Feels like everything happens too fast and there's no depth.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Curly's Ramblings

    Plenty of action, battles, deception, and an engagement. Sunaya helps track down a rebel camp & free prisoners while also tackling her new role by Iannis's side and her heritage. The story is well developed and provides a lot of entertaining scenes. Plenty of action, battles, deception, and an engagement. Sunaya helps track down a rebel camp & free prisoners while also tackling her new role by Iannis's side and her heritage. The story is well developed and provides a lot of entertaining scenes.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Richard Fish

    Entertaining This story was a nice read. The magic and romance woven into the story has a good mixture to keep you involved with the reading. Smartly done.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    I am really enjoying the quality of this series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    vyoletkyss

    Alright. Nothing special. Read it cuz I had nothing else but this series at the time.

  20. 5 out of 5

    L

    [Note: Yesterday, I read [author:Pierce Brown|6474348]'s Morning Star. In this review are some comparisons and my general thoughts on both novels.] Following Morning Star, I've been brought back to Earth (haha) with a simpler—and conspicuously shorter—novel. (That's interesting, because Jasmine Walt's entire Burned by Magic series is clearly NA, whereas Pierce Brown's remains well within the realm of YA.) Not as much time, comparatively, has passed since I read the last novel in the series Marked [Note: Yesterday, I read [author:Pierce Brown|6474348]'s Morning Star. In this review are some comparisons and my general thoughts on both novels.] Following Morning Star, I've been brought back to Earth (haha) with a simpler—and conspicuously shorter—novel. (That's interesting, because Jasmine Walt's entire Burned by Magic series is clearly NA, whereas Pierce Brown's remains well within the realm of YA.) Not as much time, comparatively, has passed since I read the last novel in the series Marked by Magic—just under half a year ago). In a world of supernaturals, I'd forgotten how easy it is to declare magic, and its users, all-powerful and limitless. Even with repeated mention of a need for food as fuel, or tiredness as a result of magic over-use, Sunaya and Iannis remain extraordinarily and unforgettably super-human. Sunaya, in particular, is reduced nearly to the simple trope of the stubborn female, whose loyalty to her friends overshadows all sense of danger; meanwhile, Iannis is so love-struck that he is willing to publicly flaunt convention and exchange insults, despite the political nature of his career. None of these traits are irredeemable flaws, but they make a strong dent in what could otherwise be an empowering novel following in the line of Wonder Woman. At the very least, I suppose I've returned to the series a tad more skeptical than accepting. (To eek out a comparison to Pierce Brown's series Red Rising, which deals strictly with a male lead in a militaristic society, female antagonists are certainly as competent and calculating as their male counterparts.) The characterization of our protagonist is grating, and simply not believable.(view spoiler)[ Sunaya's efforts in saving Noria are well-intentioned, but her willingness to skip out on a Ministry-mandated mission with Iannis—a mission that she would no doubt complain much about, if she had been purposefully left out of it—to wait for a message that may or may not arrive is simply ludicrous. Of course, fortunate coincidence ensures that the two missions converge into one, but Sunaya's resulting tantrum at the thought of destroying the compound can only induce eye-rolls. The idea that the destruction of an entire race of innocents is of equivalent weight as the rescue of a Resistance-supporting terrorist is ridiculous. In the actual operation, however, everything goes smoothly. There are absolutely zero obstacles thrown in our protagonists' path, from Rylan's impersonation to Iannis healing the children to the group's rescue, and that in and of itself is absurd. In the same vein, Sunaya is able to discover her father's identity without a hitch. I can't imagine anything more unrealistic. (hide spoiler)] There are few twists and turns throughout the novel. Even the ending(view spoiler)[ letter (hide spoiler)] —another subplot easily spotted—is without surprise. The personal intrigue, though, may be well worth the wait in the series's following installments.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte Pellechio

    Fun read Look forward to reading all of her books. Exciting series.Just for fun, Divorces........................1 Proposals......................2 Marriages......................2 Children........................3 Pets right now.............. 3 well 5 Surgeries.......................4 Piercings.......................2 Tattoos..........................not yet Shot a gun...................yes Quit a job......................Yes Ever been on tv..........yes Been to an island........yes Flown on a plane.........y Fun read Look forward to reading all of her books. Exciting series.Just for fun, Divorces........................1 Proposals......................2 Marriages......................2 Children........................3 Pets right now.............. 3 well 5 Surgeries.......................4 Piercings.......................2 Tattoos..........................not yet Shot a gun...................yes Quit a job......................Yes Ever been on tv..........yes Been to an island........yes Flown on a plane.........yes Farthest destination travelled.... Alaska from Florida Driven across country……...Yes, couple of times 100 mph in a car....... Yes 120 mph in a car........ Yes... probably 140 mph in a car.....no 180 mph on a motorcyçle...no Hit a deer....................several Someone cried over you.....yes Fallen in love..............Yes Watched someone give birth.....yes Watched someone die.....Yes Been to Canada.......yes Ridden in an ambulance..yes Visited Las Vegas.......Yes Sang karaoke............yes Been downhill skiing......yes Been water skiing………...yes Ice skating.......................yes Surfing.............body Ridden on a motorcycle... Yes Ridden on a horse............Yes Almost died..................yes twice Stayed in a hospital.......yes Ridden in the back of a police car.....yes Copy & paste, then change with your answers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Fay Pretty

    I wasn’t some fucking princess; I was Sunaya Baine. Half-shifter, half-mage, all warrior. ‘Betrayed by Magic’ focuses on the search for her friends and infiltrating a resistance base with the help of Ryan who had previously betrayed her. The climax is very early on and the book me absolutely AGES to finish. I thought I might actually have to still be reading it on my death bed. The plot has lost a lot of its driving factor now that the main love interest is paired and I like that there's no confl I wasn’t some fucking princess; I was Sunaya Baine. Half-shifter, half-mage, all warrior. ‘Betrayed by Magic’ focuses on the search for her friends and infiltrating a resistance base with the help of Ryan who had previously betrayed her. The climax is very early on and the book me absolutely AGES to finish. I thought I might actually have to still be reading it on my death bed. The plot has lost a lot of its driving factor now that the main love interest is paired and I like that there's no conflict in their relationship but it does feel as though its on a bit of a standstill. They don’t seem to get any closer and Iannis seems a bit above it all. Especially after the last book saw Sunaya really develop (and of course her and Iannis’s relationship develop) I’m disappointed in this one, I think I might have to come back to this series in a while.

  23. 4 out of 5

    A_MOTUS

    Darker and deeper plot. In this one, Sunaya is starting to discover that the power of mages is far greater than humans and shifters ever imagined. Ties and friendships are strained while new ones are uncovered and not all of them apperas to be friendly. In the ending Sunaya understands that her hidden roots and choices may be part of what shapped her in what she is now and she turns an apprehensive look toward the futur. I'm already turning the page to see what's coming. Darker and deeper plot. In this one, Sunaya is starting to discover that the power of mages is far greater than humans and shifters ever imagined. Ties and friendships are strained while new ones are uncovered and not all of them apperas to be friendly. In the ending Sunaya understands that her hidden roots and choices may be part of what shapped her in what she is now and she turns an apprehensive look toward the futur. I'm already turning the page to see what's coming.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jana Gundy

    Such a great series Things keep moving for Sunaya and gang. The romance is alive and it's so fun to read about her and Iannis. She's a take no crap woman and that includes from women who think they are better than her. Iannis is a true man who sticks up for his lady when needed. Rescues are attempted and sentences handed down. A thrilling read! Such a great series Things keep moving for Sunaya and gang. The romance is alive and it's so fun to read about her and Iannis. She's a take no crap woman and that includes from women who think they are better than her. Iannis is a true man who sticks up for his lady when needed. Rescues are attempted and sentences handed down. A thrilling read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Flanigan

    To me the mark of a great book is one that sucks you in, makes you feel what the characters feel and this one does all that. Parts where I was worried, cried and yes even laughed out loud like a maniac while at work causing everyone to turn and look at me were all in this book. Very much worth your while to read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    MartyAnne

    I love Sunaya Baine. Make sure you read the books in order or you will be VERY confused. There is a 6th book to come, possibly more. Chief Mage Iannis, Sunaya's fiancé is taking her on another trip just when she wants to go search for her missing friends. Iannis is going to destroy a rebel base-- gone far beyond simply being rebellious -- they are developing diseases to kill off all Mages and all Shifters. This genocide would be so only humans would be left in the world. Then, Sunaya finds out h I love Sunaya Baine. Make sure you read the books in order or you will be VERY confused. There is a 6th book to come, possibly more. Chief Mage Iannis, Sunaya's fiancé is taking her on another trip just when she wants to go search for her missing friends. Iannis is going to destroy a rebel base-- gone far beyond simply being rebellious -- they are developing diseases to kill off all Mages and all Shifters. This genocide would be so only humans would be left in the world. Then, Sunaya finds out her missing friends are at the same place, at a base where testing of the disease bioweapons takes place--on children as well as adults. Treason and genocide. The sentencing is sure to be harsh, and for some, deadly equal to their involvement.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Felicite Lilly

    Oh, the ch-ch-ch-changes... I heart this book series. I continue writing reviews and seeing the main characters grow and evolve. This has been my favorite of the series. It would seem Sunaya is coming into her own, and it's a pleasure to see. Can't wait for the next! Oh, the ch-ch-ch-changes... I heart this book series. I continue writing reviews and seeing the main characters grow and evolve. This has been my favorite of the series. It would seem Sunaya is coming into her own, and it's a pleasure to see. Can't wait for the next!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    The pacing in this book was odd. I felt the main story arch was resolved about 75% of the way in, and the rest could've been at the start of the next book. So even though the book was plenty long, it felt too short. But I still love the characters and the world, and can't wait to read the next one! The pacing in this book was odd. I felt the main story arch was resolved about 75% of the way in, and the rest could've been at the start of the next book. So even though the book was plenty long, it felt too short. But I still love the characters and the world, and can't wait to read the next one!

  29. 5 out of 5

    B

    I truly can't say enough good things about this series, and I consistently and eagerly am always looking forward to a new installment! Ms. Walt has created a fascinating and yet somehow familiar world, with interesting and well-developed characters. I truly can't say enough good things about this series, and I consistently and eagerly am always looking forward to a new installment! Ms. Walt has created a fascinating and yet somehow familiar world, with interesting and well-developed characters.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Steve Isenhower

    This is a tremendous series. Jasmine Walt is a superb author. I've read two of her other series and they were great. The Baine series is the best of all of them. I've read most of them in one sitting! You really need to read this series. This is a tremendous series. Jasmine Walt is a superb author. I've read two of her other series and they were great. The Baine series is the best of all of them. I've read most of them in one sitting! You really need to read this series.

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