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A Killing Curse (The Nix Series) Paperback – October 5, 2021
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One last time, the Phoenix will rise, and her flames will savage all who stand between her and those she loves…
The game is afoot, and I never saw it coming. A game of demons, angels and new breed of abnormal that is beyond anything else I’ve faced. A monstrosity that is bent on destroying every other abnormal on the planet. Only one thing can stop those who would wipe us out. A cursed weapon. Created by a person who has been dead a long time.
With an impossible task at hand, I can no longer face the darkness on my own. Even for me, the Phoenix, I need people at my back and my side.
The clock is ticking as my team and I race to find the curse, the weapon, and the final pieces that will save the world. And when the darkness rises to consume us, I will have to face my greatest fears.
Will I survive my own flames, or will I burn the world and my own existence up to save those I love?
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- ASIN : B08S1PX7MF
- Publisher : Independently published (October 5, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8590271504
- Item Weight : 10.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.68 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,377,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2021
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Killian is dying because he got hurt, and the main character is leaving him to go complete a task. She determines, instead of leaving him like he left her, she will shoot him so he isn’t left in a place with someone she doesn’t trust. As the “Phoenix” she has the ability to heal (this was mentioned in one of the previous books). It almost feels like she forgot about that. She did mention that she is afraid she would kill him if she tried to heal him. Um…if I remember right she healed someone once before in one of the other books? So this fear feels a little hollow.
She discovered that she has a brother in this book, but of course she doesn’t trust him.
One thing that bothers me about the story is that they keep going on and on about how the main character’s mother’s body was kept alive, and so they need someone who can communicate with the dead to find out what she knows. The mother’s soul was stuffed into a gun in the other books, and the mother purposefully misfired to destroy herself to save her daughter. There was an abnormal person at the end of that book who said that the mother’s spirit wasn’t completely gone from the gun. So theoretically they could put it back into the body. Yet the main character didn’t think of that at all, and is dead set on using a death talker to find out what her mom knew.
The annoying thing about these books is that when the characters have a problem that they need to fix, there’s a way to fix it that’s super difficult. And then what do you know, they are conveniently made aware of another option to fix the problem that’s easier. It makes the emotional weight of things that they potentially have to do worthless.
Also, the main character is frequently told that she has “mental blocks” in her mind that make it so she can’t access her full range of powers. Even after she seemingly defeats these mental blocks, she is still told she has them.
I know she is learning about herself and her powers, but it just seems too convenient that when there’s an issue, she is suddenly able to do something with her powers that resolves the issue.
The ending of the book made absolutely no sense. I read it and my only thought was…what just happened?
This book was not my favorite. The series wasn’t too good, and I was disappointed.
However, book 4 was just out of left field and felt like we started a brand new series but with the same characters. Then we got to this book and because so many new characters came in book 4 and there was so much time between book 4 and 5 I’d forgotten half of the characters. I didn’t go back and reread 4 because I didn’t like it that much. So I plodded along through 5 and it was fine but not anything as awesome as 1-3.
I liked that she got a semi happy ending although we went from her falling into hell to everything being fine with no explanation. We also never heard about what happened with Vivian. I know Mayor likes to have her series connect and in this one we had a run in with Rylee but it just felt like these last two books opened the door to other stories and more questions that weren’t really necessary.
I didn’t love that her and Killian had little to no interaction in this book but I did like that he knew what she needed and that she was still the savior without him but women can be saviors and still show emotion and affection.
So if you were looking at this review before reading the series I’d say read 1-3 and skip 4-5 it adds nothing.
It’s taken me longer than usual to write a review for this because I am mourning the end of the series.
Ms Mayer not only gives a complex thrill ride in every book, she makes one care deeply for her characters. She has written a very tightly drawn story to a closing one can only hope will be revisited at another time. This is the culmination of a series, so they should be read in order for the best experience. If that is not for you, at least read the previous novel, A Savage Spell, to get you somewhat up to speed with the endgame. Ms Mayer never disappoints. I have no idea how she does it, but she does and I for one, will read everything she writes.
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Chapter 28 finished with Nix in trouble but no explanation as to how she gets out of it. She just suddenly appears elsewhere during the next chapter & then it’s three months later, the end!
It really seems as though there are chapters missing between 28 & 29.