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3.5 The Very Model Of Restraint Stars
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
A Magical Alliance is the second book in the Magic City Chronicles by TR Cameron, Martha Carr and Michael Anderle.
Thankfully Ruby has alleviated some of her naïveté presented in the first book. We’re given a minuscule glimpse into the reasoning behind her hiding her magical nature, while masquerading as an adopted human. I’m still catching some rather 2-dimensional vibes from not only our MC but almost all of the other characters.
The fact that the blurb highlights her having magical flying lessons from Rath and then it’s only mentioned she will eventually take them? Leaves a bad taste, honestly. It’s much of the same throughout. With still very little insight into her roommates. Having to suffer through two books without truly getting to know some of the closest people in her life is rather frustrating. Including that her sister Morgana joins the vigilante program and yet all we are informed of her is her proficiency with a bow and information gathering. It’s all well and good that her roommates and new connections within the secret government agency arena enjoy gaming to such an extent. However, it’s truly unnecessary to emphasize it to such a degree repetitively, and in my opinion wasting amble space that could be spent explaining literally any other characteristic of their varying personas.
I honestly think this book and the first should’ve been combined together, as a single installment within the series. It would’ve been much more fulfilling and probably received a better review.