A VVivacious Release Day Review: Spell Fall (The Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge #4) by Jacob Z. Flores

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Rating: 4 Stars out of 5
 
spell-fall-by-jacob-z-floresAs the protector covens gear up to fight the latest threat to the Gate, the Blackmoors are receiving the silent treatment from the Conclave. In a bid to find answers they devise a strategy that completely backfires.
 
Meanwhile Drake is having nightmares where the villain is none other than Mason. As Drake works to find out the meaning behind his dreams, he is confronted with an age old truth about himself, his family and the spell bond he shares with Mason.
 
My Thoughts on Spell Fall
 
What I am coming to love about this series is the action scenes, the scenes where we get answers to a few questions only to be riddled with many new ones.
 
I love it when something is happening in this book, because it is awesome to see everyone work together to figure out how to defeat the big bad.
 
This book has a lot of my old favourites. This book is told from Drake’s perspective and it was so awesome being back in his and Mason’s life as they navigate the perils of their magical life. Especially Drake as he is faced with some pretty impossible situations in this book but it was also really nice to finally have some background on Drake and his life. Also, we finally find out about his immunity to magic.
 
My one problem with this book was that Drake’s immunity to magic isn’t consistent throughout the book while in the previous books Drake has been singularly immune to all types of magic, in this book we see him get transported by the Conclave, and his dreams infiltrated not only when he is sleeping but even when he is wide awake. This leaves me a little confused as to if magic can affect Drake in some small way if he is unaware or not expecting it or maybe not actively fighting and if yes then what are the limits to that influence. Also the amount of power needed to cast a spell on him isn’t consistent initially the Conclave can transport him and then Icarian can work dream magic on him and then he needs two crests to wrest control over Drake. It would be nice if we could for once and for all quantify Drake’s immunity in some relatable terms instead of having it vary constantly across the board.
 
I have always loved Mason and Drake, and it was nice getting another story focused on them but I, also kind of, missed being in Mason’s head. I really wish that in the subsequent books we can get at least one book told from his perspective and see his powers grow. Another thing I really want the answer to is – Who is the strongest Blackmoor brother? Just tell us already because I’m infinitely curious.
 
Also as usual I love the entire dysfunctional extended family. The scenes which have all the Proctors, the Stonewalls and the Blackmoors together are some of the most important scenes in this series and they are always so special. Personally when all the three families are fighting together, it is beyond epic. I also love their interactions with each other and how they help each other, especially the kids.
 
This book raises a lot more questions and I’m excited to see what happens in the next book and to know if any of my speculations come true.
 
Cover Art by Paul Richmond. I loved the cover. The guy on the cover is a take on Drake Carpenter and he shares a startling resemblance with the Drake in my head, so that was an added bonus.
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Book Details:
ebook, 200 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1635332168 (ISBN13: 9781635332162)
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesThe Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge #4

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