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Witch, Warlock, Whatever… My name’s Devon Jinx, and, yes, I’m half warlock, half witch. But I couldn't care less about which kind of magic is better. All I want to do is keep my head down and get on with my new job as an investigator at the Hunted Witch Agency. A recent, shall we say, mistake, has put me in place to inherit the leadership of the warlocks. Which means onlyWitch, Warlock, Whatever… My name’s Devon Jinx, and, yes, I’m half warlock, half witch. But I couldn't care less about which kind of magic is better. All I want to do is keep my head down and get on with my new job as an investigator at the Hunted Witch Agency. A recent, shall we say, mistake, has put me in place to inherit the leadership of the warlocks. Which means only one thing. I have a choice to make: Leave behind my life of witchery to become a warlock, or lose my warlock magic forever. Complicating my choice is the fact that someone is trying to destroy the warlock coven. If I don't stop them, the warlocks will be annihilated. The task seems impossible until Gerard Freshwater, a distractingly handsome witch, explodes into my life. He's determined to make me see that being a witch isn't just the best option, but the only option....

Title : magically bound
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ISBN : 36620916
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Number of Pages : 291 Pages
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magically bound Reviews

  • Michelle Willms
    2019-03-30 20:25

    This is a beautifully written tale of a conflicted, young, half-witch/half-warlock woman. She’s the first of her kind, not accepted by either coven. The story covers her discovery that her magic requires her to make a choice. What will she ultimately decide to be: a witch or a warlock? Add to this question the mystery of kidnapped and murdered witches, witches drained of their magic, and rampaging warlocks, and the story becomes even more exciting.This is a story that is as engrossing as it is original. Magically Bound is the first book in what promises to be an exciting urban fantasy series.

  • Sydney
    2019-04-15 18:03

    Despite my three-star rating, this book was good enough to keep me guessing and hooked. I read and finished this book in two longer sittings (only 18 chapters long), so it is a quick read and would suit those who are looking for an urban-fantasy novel that is quick, yet charming and full of action. I did love that this book also went into the bonafide magical side of police/detective work, as it gave off a refreshing sense of teamwork, organization, and adventure. The main character is in her mid-twenties which I love (I can only handle so many teenage urban-fantasy novels), and the story was fun, unique, and amusing. For those who might be on the edge about the book, I will say that I am glad that I didn't purchase this book (read using Kindle Unlimited service), but I will read the rest of the trilogy because the ending did leave off in a cliff-hanger, and alas, I must know how this character fares in the rest of her adventures. I have not read too many urban-fantasy novels yet (I recently discovered that this is my new favorite genre), but for those who might need an additional comparison for how I rated this book, I reviewed Helen Harper's Blood Magic series as a 5 all the way through as compared to this series. To each their own, but hopefully this will help someone who is uncertain about whether to purchase the book or not. I do like a sassy heroine, who has kick-ass powers and is trying to do some good in the world, but I struggled to rate this book higher than three stars because I felt that the the consistency of Devon's (main character) emotions and inner-dialogue were choppy, abrupt, and confusing at times. For instance, towards the end of the book we see Devon opening up and getting more vulnerable, but the transition felt awkward like it was coming out of left field because she is introduced as a stubborn, act-first-think-later-I'm-showing-off-and-don't-need-anyone type of woman. True, she is a character in an identity crisis in this book, so it makes sense that her emotions/actions/attitudes might be all over the place as she tests the waters with her new companions. Despite this however, I still felt that I was not able to understand Devon by the end, and better character building would have allowed me to accomplish this. Maybe that was Medhurst's point as we walk side-by-side with Devon while she discovers who she is? Had the book been longer and included more inner-dialogue and background information, I'm positive that I would have clung to Devon's character with more intrigue. Let's talk about Gerard! Described as the handsome stud with beautiful eyes and a body that makes you go weak at the knees, he's clearly a sight for sore eyes. It was nice to finally see him open up as the book went along and as he and Devon became more comfortable as partners. He is originally introduced as a man who is cold, serious, and closed-off, but we see the sides of loyalty, protectiveness, and empathy as the story develops. I will say that their interactions were awkward at times, and seemed overly dramatic when in reality they wouldn't have been so. Sadly, I was not able to connect to his character or of he and Devon's blossoming relationship because I felt that his emotions were also disjointed and confusing, being cold one minute and soft the next without any proper transition to flow more smoothly, therefore allowing the reader to understand the development of the relationship and their feelings for each other better. I will say though, that I very much appreciated the build-up of romance. **SPOILERS** their first kiss and the scene where Gerard transfers his magic into Devon was sexy and steamy, yet soft, vulnerable, and romantic all at the same time. Medhurst successfully was able to join the two parts of romance (sex and love) without diving into a steamy sex scene, which although can be a guilty pleasure to read, is many times annoying and inadvertently damaging to the character of the female protagonist if not introduced at the appropriate time and under the right circumstances. Overall, I would have liked to see more character and world-building as I feel that it would have definitely pulled me into this book more, and would have also helped me understand the character's emotional interactions better, thus allowing me to correctly empathize and become obsessed with the characters. But only so much can be written and done in a book that is only eighteen chapters long, so I guess that I cannot expect too much! There were also some repetitive instances of inner-dialogue and background information that were frustrating, as true readers and lovers of books are very astute and often do not need to be reminded of information that has already been stated. I will end by saying that the rat, Kingsley, was an adorable character and helped Medhurst show the readers Devon's softer side. Can't wait to find out if Kingsley plays a bigger role in the rest of the trilogy!

  • Amber (beautyguise)
    2019-04-02 21:07

    This is a fairly fast paced read, I enjoyed this for the most part. As always with a new series there are bumps along the way.The first bump for me was it felt like I was missing something. I don't want to give spoilers away. But from the beginning I kind felt like I was reading the second novel in a series and not the first. Or that there is some prequel novella that I missed out on. The second was the "Mac" everything! Once or twice is witty and cute, every time you converse with a character or are even in the same room with them it loses the charm. Granted I did enjoy some of the other witty and snarky comments. It's just I feel....my own personal opinion, that the "McDreamy" and "McSteamy" is soooo over played at this point. It even got to the point where it was a little bit childish. Honestly I'm not trying to rip this to shreds, but I am trying to be honest. There were moments where it was really choppy for me. I am not for the whole insta love in any books, I like to see this built up. This was the third bump in the reading of this....I was often confused by the relationships.  With all the characters, personalities gave me a bit of whiplash at times. I know there is always a brooding silent type, I'm fine with that. Transitions just weren't always smooth between the lukewarm and cold, if you know what I mean. I'm not going to go into anymore, I just don't want to be that person. My ending thoughts on this....I feel it was kind of thrown together with a great base story that didn't get the finesse that is needed to keep everything smooth. Things could a have been stretched out to explain things a little better and even give the characters more depth and a realistic feel. It's paranormal, I know. All in all, I liked the story....the execution could have been better. 

  • Annie
    2019-04-23 17:15

    I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I can honestly say I was quit impressed. Devon is a young half breed. Her mom was a witch and her dad was a warlock. She is the first of her kind. She is stuck in a world were she is not accepted by either group. She is going on a job interview for at The Hunted Witch Agency. Hoping to be accepted by someone. She lost her parents when she was ten, they just disappeared. She was taken in my her dad's best friend Isaac, who she killed while possessed by a Dark Crawler. At the Agency she meets Justina, Kurt and most importantly Gerard. They work together to solve cases that the government needs them to handle involving supernaturals. The case they are currently working on involves witches getting kidnapped and left for dead after all their magic has been drained. Justina has a personal attachment to the case, she was kidnapped by her ex boyfriend, Luis Camos, and he is involved in these new cases to. Follow along as they take on Dark Crawlers, shapeshifters, witches, warlocks and even the human police. Unfortunately, her witch power is on the fritz and is very unreliable. She is trying to hide this secret from everyone, but Gerard finds out and is trying to help her get answers. She visits a seer and is informed she must decide if she will remain a witch or if she will become a warlock. You see the more she uses on type of magic, it causes the other to diminish. Can't wait until the new book comes out next. Will she decide if she will chose or will fate make up her mind for her?

  • Deanna
    2019-04-04 17:16

    4.5/5 stars. This is a fun twist on the urban fantasy genre. Devon is half witch and half warlock. Throughout the course of this book she is struggling to decide which one she wants to be as she can only be one. Devon begins working for the Hunted Witch Agency who are currently trying to track down a criminal ring that are kidnapping and killing witches. There we meet her partner Gerard whose backstory we get a glimpse of. Hopefully we'll get more in book 2. He's definitely a bit broody, but he does grow on you as the story progresses. Their bosses are Justina and Kurt. You can't help but like Justina. Kurt, considering how he talks to people, is aptly named. I hope to find out more of his backstory in the next book in order to understand his personality better. The rest of the characters help to flesh out the story and amp up the tension. Just so you know, the book does end on a major cliffhanger. I deducted half a star for one minor annoyance. Devon tends to come up with nicknames...a lot. And they're all of the same variety (e.g. Hottie Mac-Kissy and Dreamy Mac-Sexy). On an occasional basis, it would have been amusing. But it happened a lot and got stale. It also made her seem more like a teenager than a woman in her mid-twenties. Other than that, though, it was a fun enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to book 2.I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Maria Arcara
    2019-03-27 23:06

    What an interesting premise! I haven't read anything where the main character has to choose to give up half of her magic and I found the storyline really intriguing. I enjoy books with strong female protagonists, especially with a bit of snark in them, and Devon definitely filled this role. She's a kick-butt kind of character with a lot to offer in her new position investigating abductions of witches despite the fact that she has never had a job like this before. I liked how she was willing to stretch her own boundaries and be open to Gerard, Justina and Kurt. She was very down-to-earth and realistic about her actions and decisions. And she had an instinctual protective nature with regard to everybody, especially Lilia, but even including warlocks and witches who weren't even welcoming to her.I also enjoyed the plot and couldn't wait to see both, what decision Devon was going to make and how things were going to turn out with the abductions. I was not disappointed! I will say I was a little surprised at the conclusion and thought Ms Medhurst did a great job of wrapping up the main storylines while setting up a wonderful opening for the second book. And, boy, am I ever looking forward to reading it!

  • Ashley
    2019-04-14 22:25

    There was a good base for the story itself. It had elements that were fun and exciting. Some suspense and mystery was thrown in that kept the plot going for me. However there were elements that bothered me a lot. The first being that the book itself seemed to start in the middle of the first 1/3 of a book. I was wondering if somehow part of the book had gotten cut or if there was supposed to be a prequel before this one. I wanted more backstory to the story itself, because it was a tad confusing.Next the characters themselves had a lot of different personalities and were kind of all over the place. I love that the characters were different and not the same, however with so many characters it was hard to remember who was who and who was paired with whom. Plus the love for some of the relationships seemed to be lacking. I think less characters and focusing on their relationships with each other would benefit the book. Overall I thought it had a good base and I could see it turning into a fun series, if the above two situations get fixed. I'd love more backstory, less insta love feel, and more development of the relationships between characters.I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily reviewing.

  • Energy
    2019-04-01 15:09

    In Magically Bound we met Devon, half witch, half warlock, who must choose which one she wants to be. Devon is smart and snarky, her internal dialogue is hilarious and she makes for a great main character. She starts a new job at the Hunted Witch Agency and meets some pretty great people. Her boss Justina seems a bit hard at first, but we learn that Devon reminds Justina a lot of herself when she was younger and they form a bond. Her other boss Kurt is a bit of a mystery. He seems a bit of a jerk at first, but his true character is slowly revealing itself. I am hoping Medhurst will delve more into his backstory in the next book. Devon's coworker Gerard is helping Devon learn the ropes, he's sexy, smart, and kind. The perfect person to help Devon navigate her way through the new job and Devon has a bit of a thing for him. She's taken to coming up with funny nicknames for him such as "Broody-Mac-tattoey", "Handsome Mac-Morning", and gorgeous Mac-annoying", to name a few. Once you got to know the characters and the backstory, Magically Bound turned into a fast-paced, impossible to put down book which left me in shock at the end, anxious to get ahold of the next book.

  • Beverly Diehl
    2019-04-15 17:55

    Set in London, this urban fantasy gives us Devon, who's half witch, half warlock. The magical world building is really good, there's a requisite sexy tattooed love interest, Gerard. And a literal rat, who is adorable.Disclaimer: I'm acquainted with the author via social media.I really liked Devon's struggles to reconcile her two sides, as well as to keep it cool with her partner in witchy detective work. There is lots of sexual tension between Devon and Gerard, but no explicit sex. Which may/may not be your cuppa tea. It *does* end in a cliffhanger, so if that bugs you, you might want to wait to start reading this until the last of this trilogy is released in Feb 2018. But although, yes, cliffhangers aren't my favorites, I was hooked enough to move immediately to the 2nd book in this series. Enjoyed.

  • Linda
    2019-03-28 14:58

    I really enjoyed the story and would definitely like to read more about the characters. Devon is rare in that she is half witch and half warlock. It has given her access to tremendous magical abilities which she is still learning about. She is being asked to make a choice between those different abilities and she doesn't want to give up any of her magic. Devon is an interesting character and I liked how the author really showed a complete picture of her. She struggles with her choices and who to trust. She is very believable as a character. There are many choices for her to make and each has some serious consequences. The storyline has a lot of action and some romance as well. I look forward to seeing how her choices impact her.I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received.

  • Jennifer Dunski
    2019-04-12 15:23

    **I received an ARC at no cost to the author in exchange for an honest review**I loved this story! It was a great read with a great twist in the urban fantasy category.Our main character Devon, orphaned at the young age of 10, is a half witch, half warlock. Something that has never happened or been allowed.Devon has been going through life trying to figure out who she is and starts to find herself at the Hunted Witch Agency. Where's she's partnered with Gerald, and her bosses are Justina and Kurt.There are Supernaturals kidnapping witches, and when a witch shows up with no memory, close to dead. It's up to the team to find these people and put a stop to the witch disappearances.It's a well put together story and honestly, I can't wait for book 2!

  • Barbara
    2019-04-13 15:00

    I previously read the Viking Soul Series and was excited when I found out Devon and some of the other characters from that series were going to continue. I was immediately drawn into this story and the twist of Devon being part witch and part warlock battling to find her place. She finally finds her way and a new "family" and well... things never go smoothly. I won't give any spoilers but this book definitely sets up for another in the series - yes, there's a cliff hanger so if that bothers you, wait until the series is finished. There is a love interest and I enjoyed the development of the relationship between Devon and Gerard. This has left me wanting the second book to be out already - don't want to wait to find out what happens next. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Nadine
    2019-04-04 16:55

    Kickass; I liked it, but…At first, I wasn’t sure where the story was gonna go. Oh, it started with action immediately, and it was interesting and intriguing from the start. But I didn’t know which side to choose, witch or warlock, because Devon herself didn’t know which side to choose. Devon is snarky, cocky, sarcastic. She keeps others at a distance. I would have liked to see a bit more softness of vulnerability in her somewhere, only a little, just for balance. Now she is a bit unlikeable, but definitely kickass. But aside from that, I did like the book. I liked the magic, I liked the action, I liked the end and I liked the bridge towards book 2.I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily posted an honest review.

  • Lori
    2019-04-17 22:00

    I voluntarily read an ARC of Magically Bound in exchange for an honest review.The story was different for the interesting half warlock half witch heritage that Devon has, an enjoyable twist into magic. Not accepted into either coven, she tries to balance between both. Like this aspect.What I found a little bit too fast paced was the turn from amnosity that Gerard has to all of a sudden passionate love interest. Seemed a little too cliche and fake.Loved the cliffhanger at the end. Unpredictable twist that was both terrifying, saddening and satisfying. Like ‘I choose to be this’ but oh no life makes me this. Classic bitch slap that I have a feeling Devon’s going to rip into Fate for later on. Could be wrong but getting these vibes from it.Quirky and anxious Nice new twist but something still feels like it’s missing.

  • Megan M.
    2019-04-01 21:03

    Is she her mother's or father's daughter?This is the first series of R. Medhurst that I started from the beginning. I think it has a lot of potential because there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the characters interesting in future books. I had a little trouble at first with Devon's character; I felt that she acted all tough but didn't have the follow-through to really back it up. However, she grew into herself as the story progressed. I also thought that the romance between Devon and Gerard was a really slow, slow burn. But it's there and I hope to see it blossom in book two. Otherwise, I was highly entertained by all the action and mystery. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book, and I borrowed it through the Kindle Unlimited program too.

  • *flora*
    2019-04-19 15:17

    You can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings...An Engaging Book To Kick Off The Series!I found this book very easy to read; I liked our heroine, Devon Jinx, I enjoyed her wit and how she dealt with the situations that were thrown in her path.I thought the crime mystery aspect was intriguing and enjoyed how the team at the Hunted Witch Agency went about collecting and analysing the evidence.I liked how Devon's relationships with the rest of the team developed and look forward to seeing how her relationship with her partner, Gerald.This book had me hooked throughout, the only reason it hasn't rated higher than 3 stars is the cliffhanger ending - the crime aspect was left unresolved and the book stopped in mid breathtaking scene! Shame. :-( I have already purchased book 2 Magically Bonded, I am emotionally invested in Devon so I will be continuing on her adventures.

  • Susan
    2019-04-14 17:10

    Magically Bound is the first book in the Hunted Witch Agency series. This book can be read as a standalone but it does have a soft cliffhanger ending for the next book. There is violence. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. When you have always had the power or being both a witch and a warlock, what if could only choose one? There are some interesting twists and turns throughout the book. I have my suspicions as to some of the things in the next story. I'll have to read it to find out if I guessed right.

  • Kaer
    2019-04-20 18:55

    I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this advance reader copy and was not compensated in any way.Hunted Witch Agency is a new series featuring Devon Jinx and is a spinoff of the Viking Soul series. I am really excited about this series as Devon was an interesting and engaging side character in the previous series. This book is the first in the series and it met or exceeded all my expectations. It does end on a cliffhanger but as the next book is out soon it just adds to the excitement for the next book.

  • Stella
    2019-03-28 17:22

    An excellent and great first book for a new series.I was immediately caught up in the story and was sorry when it ended.I loved the characters which are complex and developed extremely well and also loved the different and unusual story-line. Magically Bound is imaginative and quick with lots of almost non-stop action. The more you read the more you want the book to continue as it holds your attention the entire time.I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.I voluntarily read an advance readers copy of this book.

  • Avis
    2019-03-31 22:11

    i was impressed with the story line. Devon is 1/2 witch, 1/2 warlock. She needs to make a decision on whether she should be witch or warlock . the story is fast paced. the banter between Devon and coworker Gerald is amusing. The world building was great. If you like action, suspense, and a getting to know you romance you will love this story. I would recommend this book to all even with the cliffhanger at the end. I'm looking forward to book 2.I voluntarily read and review an ARC copy of the book.

  • Christinaraven
    2019-04-12 21:06

    What a great new fantasy series to read based in London with magic all around. I thought it had action, mystery, and a few funny scenes. It opens with Devon on her way to a job interview that she really wants. Of course something happens on the way and the story just got better. Considering that Devon is a half witch and warlock, it caused a few odd twists and funny scenes. I liked all the characters and cannot wait to see what unfolds next. I honestly liked the story and hope the next one is just as good and fun to read. I liked that it was lighthearted and a fun story.

  • Tammy
    2019-04-05 14:56

    I liked that Devon was half witch and half warlock and neither half was all good or all bad. Gerard and Devon's relationship is slight at this time. Hope in the future books it heats up more. The characters were likable and the story was evenly paced. Justina and Kurt have peaked my curiosity. I'd be interested in reading their stories. I will be picking up the next one in the series. I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

  • Leigh Smith
    2019-03-26 17:05

    Witch or Warlock? How do you choose? Devon Jinx has no desire to choose. Instead she wants to work for the Hunted Witch Agency.... hunting witches. Oh... and she doesn’t want to ogle her partner... at least at first. Watch sparks fly, literally and figuratively, as the Hunted Witch Agency works to find out who is draining witches of magic. The ending is GUARANTEED to leave you yearning to read the next book.

  • Amy
    2019-04-04 19:57

    A great start to a fun new series involving witches and warlocks. I liked the main character, Devon, because she is funny, shows courage and has a tendency to give nicknames to people. Some of them made me laugh. I am hoping for more backstory on the characters, and the world in general. I felt like more information at the beginning could have made this even better. This book has a cool premise and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

  • Alysha
    2019-04-19 20:11

    I loved the snarky banter between Gerard and Devon and all the nicknames she came up with for him. I enjoyed the fact that Devon finally felt like she belonged when she joined The Hunted Witch Agency, after she grew up feeling like an outcast her whole life . It sucked that as soon as she made her choice it was ultimately taken from her. I can't wait for book 2!'I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily reviewed it.'

  • Donna
    2019-04-24 22:13

    I found the story line to be extremely unique (a witch/warlock half breed). I was drawn into the story from the first page and found myself needing to continue reading into the wee hours of the morning to see what happens next. If you are looking for a book with action, mystery, romance, suspense, and great character development; then Magically Bound is your book. I highly recommend this book. I received an ARC and this is my honest review.

  • Michelle VanDaley
    2019-04-02 18:23

    This is an amazing first in series. It kept me captivated from start to finish and laid the groundwork for the series perfectly. I really enjoyed all of the characters, especially Devon and her snarkiness. She cracks me up with her banter with Gerard and I especially like her little pet/nicknames for him. I am excited to see where the Author takes this story in the next book. I highly recommend for all paranormal thriller/suspense fans.

  • T.
    2019-03-31 19:19

    I never really got into this book--nothing specific I could put my finger on, but I just didn't get sucked into the action or the characters. Devon had all this potential, but, for me the plot dragged on. Thankfully, it picked up toward the end for me, but this gets a neutral rating, as I can't say there's anything majorly wrong with it, it simply didn't engage me--which may not hold true for other readers.

  • Inger
    2019-04-07 22:09

    Wow! Fantastic. I loved it. What a great start to a series this is. Fantastic characters and a unique plot. Tons of action and a few twist. It is very well written and reads at a fast pace. No graphic sex or to much violence so it's for all ages. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Thank you Rachael for a fantastic story.

  • William Howe
    2019-04-07 18:06

    I don’t like theseBooks that have gurls who alternate between panting after male figures to defiant to self-doubting within the space of a paragraph or two. So inconstant the character is schizophrenic.There is no driving force in the narrative. Plot points rain down with abandon.