Release Date: December 14, 2014
Source: Author via NetGalley
Genre: New Adult-Paranormal
Reveca Beauregard had long ago been dubbed the Queen of Darkness by the dead. To the living she was known as the Pentacle Daughter, the only acknowledged female member of the Pentacle Sons MC, the most lethal biker correlation known to exist. She was rumored to be a witch. That rumor, of course, was true.
New Orleans was her home, at the Beauregard Boneyard, the safe haven the Club resided within. Only those in the inner circle were as Reveca was—immortal. To be as such you had to choose the life, and the life had to choose you. For either to occur, death came first.
Those deaths came from wars the Sons fought with both the mortal and immortal worlds, as they bent the decrees of the modern lawmen and the paranormal world at large who had no hope of opposing the dark splendor of their vengeance.
Presently, the mysterious murder of a mortal coupled with the cold-blooded slaying of Reveca’s close friend has led the lawmen to place their corrupt accusations upon the Sons. A forced barter with a Lord of Death has landed the Club with a soul that is set to rock the foundation the Sons as a whole stand upon.
Whoa! I think I finally found the author who successfully had me
liking loving New Adult Paranormal! EDGE has a substantial plot, fantastic world building, very atmospheric feel, and no angst! Jamie Magee's latest release is FANTASTIC!! I can't believe I was reading a book that has three of my most least favorite things in books: NEW ADULT, a love triangle, a biker series; and loving it!!
So here's the quick of it. Reveca Beauregard is the daughter of a powerful coven leader from another dimension. Then war happened, her first love, Kenson, died even after she conducted a resurrection spell. His death tore her asunder and her grief and the power she unleashed after that spell garnered her infamy made her very powerful, Queen of the Dead. But said event broker her home and broke her family and after some time she found her way into our world, created the Pentacle Sons, a biker MC made up of various characters, some resurrected souls, some snatched from the other side, and ruled her little kingdom in NOLA. They're not like SoA although they operate outside the law by dealing scripts (prescription drugs) and dealing them to people who can't afford them otherwise. On the side, Reveca and her Sons are the unofficial muscle of her twin sister, Saige, her adopted brother, Jamison and his coven, doing runs for them for here and on the other side. Recently Saige had Reveca reclaim Kenson, who now called himself King, from the Veil making their already shaky relationship more fragile. Not just that, Reveca's has a super yummy consort, Talon, she's been with for 200 years and it's obvious he's not just going to give way to King, soulmate or not.
I loved every minute and every word of EDGE as it's unlike anything I've ever read. It has that atmospheric feel to it and if I were to translate it to weather the feeling is overcast, arid, and foreboding like you can feel that something big is about to happen and you'll find yourself bracing for it the entire time. I don't know if that's accurate but Reveca's powers and the magical world she live in combined with the creepy members of her Pentacle Sons MC gave off that certain energy that seeped through the pages of the book. I was also very taken by JMgee's witches, they're not the usual spellbinders, they're the real thing, very powerful and have a good grasp of the elements and other forces that govern the world and they can unleash unholy hell on you without breaking a sweat.
I have a serious Girl Crush on Reveca she might look like she's in her early twenties but she sure acts like her age, old, wise, sure of her steps, calculating, and in control of her emotions. So many times I've read books featuring immortals but the characters act like they're mere adolescents than supercentenarians. I especially loved how she handled this little love triangle she has on her hands, the calling of her heart for King is tempered by her loyalty and love for Talon. In short, Reveca is a very powerful woman in every sense of the word and her badassery extends beyond her curses.
As for the men, EDGE is littered by beautiful male specimens. Talon and King are the Alphas and they are curious individuals and I'm sure I'll have a hard time picking a team unless JMagee does it for us. Talon, I love for now, he is very protective of Reveca, knows her better than he knows himself, recognizes her needs, her pains, ambitions, and everything else in between, and gives her a wide berth to handle them. By all intents and purposes, Reveca is Talon's QUEEN and treats her accordingly. How can you not love a man like that?!?! Then there's King, enigmatic, a little broken, or maybe death made him crazy, we don't know much about his new identity for now other than he's a seductive and dangerous mystery that might make or break Reveca.
The rest of the characters are just as good, they follow certain MC archetypes like you have a cyber genius, an intellectual, a rogue, a knight, a ladies' man, voice of reason, etc. I'd like to get to know all of these Sons and discover their respective histories, proclivities, and the demons that haunt them when they're alone. There's no particular villain at this point, every one of them are anti-hero and depending on which angle you look, they can either be good or bad. So expect EDGE to engage you in every way, I recommend you get the version that has Ep1-4 because there's no way you'll be able to resist the urge to read the next one so might as well binge for as long as you can.
So EDGE is a serial and the omnibus for the first 4 episodes is already out. If you're unsure, the first one is FREE and I suggest you grab it, try it on for size because you have nothing to lose, only to gain in this situation.