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Hi I'm Ella! A piano teacher and a bookworm who found solace in fiction books and music. 

Cold Burn of Magic

Cold Burn of Magic - Jennifer Estep THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. SO SOOO GOOD.

If I were to review this book through a video blog, it would have been a 30-minute video with me spouting "SO GOOD" nonstop, with the addition of my chinky eyes trying to gouge out to emphasize my thoughts. Yeah, it was that good.

I have always been a sucker for a more mature, cheesy romantic contemporary story so it was a surprise, even to me, when I craved for a fantasy read(It started with Red Queen, that bitch. just kidding. or not.). So my good friend and book soulmate, Amir, once again was my go-to for a good fantasy book recommendation and she gave me this book, Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep, and it wasn't just a good book, it was awesome.

For someone like me who doesn't read fantasy that much this book was so easy to get into. The author was precise and direct to the point. There were no dull moments, and reading this was like getting to experience Lila's world. It was a fun ride getting lost into Jennifer Estep's words that I wouldn't mind getting lost into it again and again. I'm so excited for the next book to come out so that I could delve into Lila's world again.

Aside from her good story telling I absolutely adore and admire her characters, especially the main character Lila Merriweather. She didn't have a good past and a good present life but she wasn't a damsel in distress. She was smart and does excellent in everything she's task to do. Although she presents a strong and guarded facade, she's still able to feel romance towards our hero, Devon Sinclair, but that didn't affect her decisions and actions. She was a kickass character all through out the book.

Their romance was a part in the story and not what the story is all about, and I was okay with it. Long, and slow-building kind of love that wasn't annoying at all or beating around the bush. It felt just right. I have to be honest, the Lila-Devon ship is one of the reasons I can't wait for the next book. 

Cold Burn of Magic definitely made me go back to reading fantasy again and read more from Jennifer Estep. I'm sorry if my review seemed all over the place because 1) totally fangirling over this series, 2) I don't have the confidence to share my thoughts on this book W/O spoiling people, and 3) I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK is all I could think of right now.

My only regret? The wait for the next book to come out.