|Posted on June 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM|
This is my last book review for a while. Life and family have taken my time recently and will be for the next few months. But at least I got a really great story to read - It Happened One Doomsday
In author Laurence MacNaughton's interpretation of modern day, magic is real. There are a small number of naturally born sorcerers that can wield the power to defeat the forces of darkness. Dru is not one of them. Magic users are like rock stars to her. Sure, she can use crystals to see enchantments and can brew up the occasional potion, but she doesn't have the wow factor that they do.
That's until a new client walks into her shop looking for help with some bad dreams. Greyson seems to bring out the power in her, and she'll need it when he starts changing into a nasty demon set on bringing about the end of days.
The characters are fantastic in what I'm hoping is only the first of a series. Dru doesn't feel she has the great power of her heroes, but she uses all she has to help out those who do. She becomes the best backup she can possibily be. Her friend Rane, a very powerful sorceress, is outrageous, and hilarious. Same is true of Dru's shop assistant Opal. She is all attitude, but she has Dru's back. Greyson too is mighty fine, as Opal mentions many times. Even as he fights for his immortal soul, he is helpful, thoughtful and would love to be Dru's other half.
Throughout the story, Dru is constantly at battle with herself. She feels stuck in between worlds. She would love to have a "normal" life with dentist boyfriend Nate, but when Greyson brings out her natural magical powers, and some other feelings for him, she must decide if she will ignore the magic world or fight the darkness and save the whole world. Pretty normal for your 30 something single career woman, but with magic. Magic makes everything more interesting.
I really like this book and I highly recommend it. It Happened One Doomsday would make a great summer read, and you can get your own copy when it's released on July 1st.
You can get a copy at your local bookstore or amazon.ca
All the best, your GG