Friday, April 22, 2022

#Review - A Grave Spell by Jenna Collett #Fantasy

Series: The Spellworks Files # 1
Format: Kindle, 222 files
Release Date: November 29, 2021
Publisher: Amazon
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Urban Fantasy

With a name like Graves, evil comes with the territory.

Monsters are real. I should know. I come from a long line of demon-hunting royalty. But not everyone is destined for the throne, and I'm just the backup if anything ever happens to my cousin. Not a bad gig, since I prefer books to blades and use magic mostly to get out of speeding tickets.

But when the unthinkable happens, I'm forced to take my cousin's place, and I'm less than prepared. I'm also not alone. My assigned team comes with a mysterious new partner. Caden Bishop is drop-dead gorgeous, but he's got a secret that could get me killed.

Lucky me. With demons on the hunt, the last thing I need is another reason to die. Too bad, I might not get a choice.

I'm the dark horse in a fight against evil. But don't count me out just yet.

A Grave Spell, by author Jenna Collett, is the first installment in The Spellworks Files series. Elle Graves is one year away from being the first member of her family to graduate from college. For years, Elle has been coasting through life because no one expects too much from her. Enrolled in a local university and living a normal college life has its perks. Until one of my professors summons a demon and ends up dead.

Even though she has dreams, they are put on the back burner when her impressive demon hunting cousin Ivy Jennings and her team were declared dead by the Spellwork organization, and she has to become a reluctant demon hunter. She's joined by a nineteenth-century ghost named Oscar Clarke, his faithful ghost dog Loki, and Caden Bishop who has plenty of secrets that's he's withholding for some reason. After finding out that her professor was likely murdered, Elle and team focus on finding a missing artifact that in the wrong hands, could be deadly for humanity.

In this world, the chosen hunter shall investigate all instances of supernatural crime and use her skills to rid the area of any offenders. Basically, the hunter sends evil back to where it came from without letting the general population in on the secret. The Spellwork Organization has divisions located around the globe. It is a time-honored, essential position that keeps the balance between good and evil squarely in the good box. While we don't get a look at the Organization itself, the sequel apparently will reveal more. Also, yes, the story ends on a cliffhanger ending that just made my blood boil.

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