by Dannika Dark
Series: Mageri #2
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 10 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups
Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage and learning how to live under new laws. She is forced to give up her old life and live in secret among the humans. There is finally hope of leading an ordinary life . . .
Until Logan Cross walks into it.
Their chance meeting leads her close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses. That knowledge poses an unimaginable threat to Silver, fueling the search to find out who he is before he finds her.
Lives are at stake. Truths are revealed. And an unexpected passion ignites.
TWIST by Dannika Dark is the second book in the urban fantasy series Mageri. Dannika takes us back to Cognito where Silver, a Mage learner, is stubbornly trying to adjust to her new life. Suspense, new characters, and danger had me listening into the wee hours.
Silver is continuing her training as a learner but isn’t quite ready to give up her past life. Justus and Simon continue their search for the mysterious mage known as “the benefactor.” In TWIST we get to know new characters, but more importantly, we learn more about the characters we have previously met. I am enjoying the balance of suspense, comradery, and romance that Dark delivers.
Dark introduces two new types of Breed. A Chitah and a Wolf Shifter. Logan Cross is the Chitah who has cat-like abilities wth speed, senses, and strength. They are feared by Mage for their ability to kill or paralyze them. Silver’s introduction to Logan is filled with danger and was central to the tale delivered in TWIST. Cross hates Mages, but Silver might just change his opinion. I was impressed at how Dark developed Logan and look forward to learning more about his abilities.
Dark continues to solidify the world she has created, given insight into its history, teaches and hierarchy. Justus, who doesn’t like to be touched, is the perfect teacher for Silver and I devoured the little tidbits about this complex Mage. Adam, his mentor, and Simon are all present. We meet new characters who piqued my curiosity. Dark is assembling a motley crew of characters as they work together on taking down the benefactor. Their interaction from disagreements to teasing banter pulled me into their world.
While there is plenty of suspense and action scenes sprinkled throughout TWIST a developing romance is pushed to the forefront. As a treat, we also see a second romance that develops. These threads held my attention as much as the overall arc and current situation. We also get time to further develop friendships within this group. I absolutely adore Simon. He makes me laugh and Justus intrigues me. I actually thought he might be a romantic interest for Silver but have moved past that.
We see growth in Silver as Dark showcases her strength, compassion, and stubbornness. While she is still a learner she refuses to watch from the sidelines and does a fair job of handling all the testosterone surrounding her.
For me, TWIST, was stronger than STERLING, as Dark had to spend less time establishing the world and focused on the characters and different threads within the Mageri series. Fresh and action packed Dark created a world and characters I am anxious to revisit.
Nicole Poole continues to narrate as she does Dark’s other series. I love both her female and male voices. I love when an author and narrate come together like this and couldn’t imagine the series on audio without her.
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I so love this series, Kim, and I’m really happy you are enjoying Silver and her merry band of comrades as well! *sighs* Logan *sighs*
I’m glad you’re enjoying this series! Sterling has been on my TBR since you reviewed it. I’m glad to hear book two is even better than the first 🙂
I’m not really into audiobooks (I’ve tried once and it’s just isn’t for me), but I’m glad you enjoyed Twist. I’ve heard a lot of ‘fuss’ over Dannika Dark, and this series seems interesting enough that maybe I’ll add her to my TBR.
I’m back to blogging, by the way! 🙂
You’re really making me want to check out Dannika Dark! And it’s always great when a sequel is even better than the first book! Great review, Kim!
OMG!!!! You moved on to Mageri!!! CRAP!! I have to read Gravity now so I stay up with you. Although knowing you…. 😉 I’m so happy you like Dannika!!! Great review and I hope she gets tons more readers!!!
Paranormal fans seem to devour Dannika’s work. Thanks for the post.
I love seeing that the heroine grows and the story gets stronger now that the world is already introduced.
This is a new series to me but one that I really do like the sounds of. Great review.
Jenea’s Book Obsession
I am very happy you loved this one as well Kimberly. Logan is my all time favorite male hero and I am glad you finally met him. And Simon! He’s just the best. You’ve probably already read the next one, Impulse, it’s probably my favorite. Although they all are
I just checked and I have the first book on my Kindle! Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend. LOL
It’s always great when the second book in a series adds so much to the story line and also gives you what you want. I keep meaning to try this author.
I haven’t read her yet but this really sounds good.
The perfect storm…I guess you could say, when author and narrator work so well together to tell the story.
I enjoy this author’s work, but I have not gotten the chance to read this series. Glad you are enjoying this one.
Lover Of Romance
I have read this author and really enjoyed her, but haven’t picked her up at all recently and this one sounds fantastic. Not surprised, her writing is fabulous especially in the way she develops a romance.
Geybie's Book Blog
Sounds like a fantastic read, Kim. Love your review. Awesome as always. I’ve been wanting to try this author.
I heard a lot about this author but I confess that I never tried any of her books. I really should!