The Black Blade Series by Jennifer Estep

Looking for your next young adult series? Look no further than Jennifer Estep’s Black Blade series. It’s a must read from a must read author. The Black Blade series is like Harry Potter meets the Sopranos.

There are authors and then there are authors like Jennifer Estep. I devour her books and then sit patiently waiting for her next book. Well, sort of patiently. Her books are just so original and well written, someone needs to get this woman an award. A big one, that takes up at least half of a wall. COLD BURN OF MAGIC was another great, original and high-impact title from a great author. A must read. A gotta read!

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Series Love – Black Blade Series by Jennifer Estep

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Series: Black Blade #1
Published by Kensington Books on April 28th 2015
ISBN: 1617738247
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Source: NetGalley
Also in this series: Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2), Bright Blaze of Magic
Also by this author: Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2), Bright Blaze of Magic
5 Stars

There Be Monsters Here. . .

It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .




Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) by Jennifer Estep
The second book in the series was as exciting as the first. There was no sophomore slump for Estep in her Black Blade series – it was all excitement and danger and new mysteries around every corner. And then you add some swoon and love interest and you get a great series that will have you frothing at the mouth to get your grubby hands on book three.  
Series Love – Black Blade Series by Jennifer Estep

Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2) by Jennifer Estep

Published by Kensington on October 27th 2015
ISBN: 1617738263
Genres: YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Source: NetGalley
Also in this series: Cold Burn of Magic
Also by this author: Cold Burn of Magic
5 Stars

Something Wicked This Way Comes...
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.
Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...




Dark Heart of Magic

 

The final book in the series was a sad moment…saying goodbye to favorite characters can be traumatic. But, the overall series was entertaining and never disappointed. Estep has a great talent for creating memorable characters and broad, intense worlds. Everything I’ve read of Estep’s has been a delight. If you haven’t had the pleasure, you should get on that, like right now. Why not give the Black Blade series a try? You can power through all three books without a wait…perfection. 

25923471BRIGHT BLADE OF MAGIC (BLACK BLADE, #3) BY JENNIFER ESTEP

Published by Kensington on April 26th 2016
Genres: YA Fantasy, Young Adult
ISBN: 161773828X
Pages: 368
Source: NetGalley

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5 Stars
Also by this author: Cold Burn of Magic

Bright Blaze of Magic