6.28.2022 | Thursday

Wicked Nights

category: Book Reviews

Wicked Nightstitle: Wicked Nights
author: M.J. Scott
series: TechWitch #3
published: 28 June 2022
publisher: self-published
genre(s): paranormal
pages: 386
source: client
format: eARC
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads
rating: three-half-stars
series rating: four-stars

the blurb

They say magic has a price. In my experience they’re right. Sure, I’m a witch and I’ve even defeated a demon or two. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve got it all figured out. Or that trouble is done with me…

Maggie Lachlan has become a Techwitch in all senses of the world. Once she was just a super geek, taming wild programs with ease, now magic has become part of her repertoire. She never wanted to inherit her mother’s talents—for magic or trouble—but she has no choice but to come to grips with her powers and try to find her happy place.

But the past doesn’t want to rest easy, and demons aren’t the only problem in town. Her lover, Damon Riley, is launching a new high stakes virtual reality gaming contest and there are those who’d love to see him fail. Supporting him means facing her fears and diving back in the virtual worlds that first led a demon to her doorstep.

With gamers and witches converging on San Francisco for the launch, things are getting strange. And Maggie’s past isn’t done with her yet. So when darkness, power, and technology collide, magic might be the only thing that gets her through the night…

my review

I love the premise of this book, the third in the TechWitch series. It combines witch lore with technology, which is something I’ve never read before. The idea that magic can be intertwined within tech, within a game, is fascinating.

But while I loved that aspect of it, I just couldn’t get into the book. There were parts that were overly complicated, whether with the techy bits or with the rather large cast of characters. There were a lot of characters, and they often felt undeveloped.

About M.J. Scott

M.J Scott is a RITA® Award nominated author. She is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction. When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and fabric. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Rating Report
Overall: three-half-stars
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