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April 17, 2015

Suped Up: Edge, Panorama (Complete Season) by Jamie Magee

Series: Edge Series 1
Format: Mobi
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Self
Source: Author
Genre: New Adult-Paranormal | MC Romance
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.


Maybe some of you remember when I reviewed the first four episodes of Jamie Magee's EDGE a while back. I rambled a lot and mad gushed about this novel. I mean it's NA-MC Paranormal Romance, New Adult-Motorcycle Club highlighted because I'm not the biggest fan of these, and yet JMagee managed to strip me of words, and had me expressing mad love for this serial. I'm no different now so I whipped up my trusted bullets, hoping that this breakdown will help me, and you, make sense of my experience reading the complete season of EDGE. Good luck!

  • LOVE TRIANGLE: You all know how much I ABHOR love triangles, and other romantic geometries. I'm making an exception here though because JMagee put quite the kink on this situation. Caught between two delicious hunks is Reveca Beuauregard. On one side we have Kenson, Reveca's first love and soulmate who died in battle all those centuries ago. Unbeknownst to Reveca, Kenson, now called King, survived and became this infamous warrior in the other realm, he's back to fulfill a prophecy, or the Rapture, with Reveca's help. On the other side is Talon, Reveca's partner in crime, the one who put Reveca back together, loved her, kept things together, and grounded her, and has been Reveca's most faithful and loyal servant and lover since.

  • I mean how do you even begin to sort out something like this?! It's so compelling, it's hard not to get invested. I mean, what kind of decision tree does one follow when one is face with having to choose between a soulmate and a man you also deeply love and has deep history with? I still don't know the answer, JMagee tried to resolve it in an organic way, but boy is it messy and all tangled up, I don't see the pissing contest between King and Talon ending here.

  • TENSION & CONFLICT: EDGE is rife with chaos. Remember, the story is occurs in two dimensions, our reality and another world. The Sons of Pentacost, Reveca in particular, is caught in two different wars that's happening simultaneously. There's the one involving a rival MC, dirty cops, murders, and drug dealings. Then there's this pending war with Gods, war lords, souls, gah! It's a clusterfuck and it's action-drama at its finest!

  • MYTH: I'm sure by now you can tell how complex EDGE is. Well it's the same thing with its myth. It's so complicated and yet so simple. Witchcraft and magic is at the heart of things here, but it's not your simple toil and trouble, bubbling cauldron type. It's ancient magic, elemental, deep stuff that involves Gods and claiming of souls. Reveca, in her grief, created Edge, similar to purgatory and "birthed" immortals, like Talon. It's some heavy artillery here and very unique I don't have anything to compare it with.

  • CAST: EDGE is composed of a LOT of very interesting people from witches, to Pheonixes, fallen angels, beasts, etc. Truly there's no "supporting" characters here because each one of these personalities have a purpose in terms of a bigger picture. Reveca might be at the center of it all and the story surely gravitates towards her, but the rest of the group, both the protagonists and the antagonists, have roles to play when this war goes down. It's like a game  of chess where when played right, even a lowly pawn can win the game for either team.

  • LOYALTY: I love novels that depicts virtuous loyalty. Brotherhoods, familial love, unbreakable friendships, these themes turns me to mush and instantly makes a fan of this reader when I see it in novels. The Sons are no different, they got each other's back 100%, they're fiercely possessive and protective of their MC, including their 'Ol Ladies, and blindly trusts Reveca and Talon's leadership. When these to says "jump", the Sons asks "how high", but don't get me wrong, the Sons are batting for the good guys, and despite allegations of illegal activities, the worst thing they've done (aside from killing monsters and the bad guys), are dealing prescription drugs to those who can't afford it.


I love EDGE very much, however there's some subjective stuff that I hope will be amended in the next season:
  • ITALICS: Some words have double meaning like appear, in unique cases it meant apparating in the novel. I wish these particular words were italicized to connote that the activity is propelled by magic and not some trivial action.

  • SERIAL: This part serves as an advice to you in case you're planning to give this novel a try. EDGE is originally released as a serial and very episodic. I know some of you prefers to wait for all the parts to come out so you can binge. However in this case, it might work better if you try and chop it up in pieces. Why? Because each episode not only continues the story arc, it also features the other characters, their histories, roles, and what-not in the grand scheme of things. The cast is quite sizeable so at some point, the people started running together in my head and my brain got saturated. So if you're a little slow like me, taking bite size pieces works too, unlike other serials, the cliffhangers here aren't all that painful.

  • GLOSSARY: I seriously think this novel needs one because of the myth and the number of people involved. Like I said, the world is very imaginative, unique, and complex, having a glossary of terms and characters will help keep things straight.

I've never enjoyed peeling an onion as much as EDGE. JMagee took her time in telling the story, vividly painting the panorama with colorful details and vibrant hues, it's sure to fire up your imagination and emotions. I apologize for rambling, that tends to be the case with me when I fall in love with the book hard. So thank you, Jamie Magee, for making a bumbling idiot out of me. I appreciate that very much.




IMPT NOTE: If you're curious yet not totally sold, you may take a guiltless dip because the first serial is FREE on Amazon! Put those grabby hands in action!







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34 comments:

  1. Whoa whoa whoa, you were okay with the love triangle?! Who are you? :P jk that's awesome, I'll have to give the series a go sometime. I'm intrigued by your rec to break it up and read it sort of like a serial instead of bingeing, I'm the type that waits for it all to be out lol

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    1. The first part of the series is FREE. Super short and very tasty

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  2. I love the bullets, Braine. And you've laid out quite nicely ALL the reasons I should jump on this. I'm fascinated about the parallel worlds, multiple characters, and that love triangle...my god that love triangle!! Sooo, if I was going to buy it, I should get this one because it's the complete first season, right??

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    1. Yes ma'am but if you just want to take a dip, the first part is free on Amazon

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  3. The loyalty aspect sounds well done in this one.

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    1. It is, I want to be part of their group hug!

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  4. Sometimes a love triangle works, sometimes not at all

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  5. Wow, you're really loving this one :) I have to admit it sounds really good, even with the love triangle. And the parallel worlds? Meloves! Buying this one - thanks, Braine :) And have a great weekend!

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  6. This is definitely not my kind of book but yet you've definitely got me very curious!

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    1. Come on, give part 1 a try. it's FREE!

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  7. Awesome blog! I have read all of the Edge books and I am a super huge fan of Jamie Magee! Edge is so amazing, once I get started reading one I can't put it down! I get completely lost in them! Again, awesome blog!

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  8. Awesome blog! I have read all of the Edge books and I am a super huge fan of Jamie Magee! Edge is so amazing, once I get started reading one I can't put it down! I get completely lost in them! Again, awesome blog!

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    1. Yuppers! I don't reread but I'm tempted to revisit the season, one serial at a time.

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  9. I consider my self a certified "WEB HEAD" if you've never read Jamie this is totally the way to get hooked, it will literally have you begging for more. She has a way of making you believe that this could happening right here right now today. It will make your imagination run wild!

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  10. That's awesome she was able to sway you to things you don't normally like. Always impressive when an author can do that. And thanks for the serial heads up. Those just aren't for me :/

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  11. That's just amazing, Braine! An author who is able to mix together several things you usually loathe in a story, and she was able to make you love it anyway. That's some serious skills right there. and I'm usually shying away from love triangles as well, but if you tell me this one is good, I think it's going to be impossible to resist the urge of the one-click finger ;)
    Great review, Braine! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. That's why I can't help but give this a huge thumb's up. Click it!

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  12. It's great to see that despite your problem with love triangle it was ok there and that you had a great time once again with a book by the author. I didn't know about this one but it sounds so good! thanks for the review!

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    1. Oh I hope you give this a try, Melliane, it's fantastic!

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  13. Wow, this is a romantic triangle story that might actually work for me too :D I kind of hate their guts generally, lol. But this sounds really good :D I want!

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    1. They will do a number on you, that's for sure

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  14. Wow NA/MC that is a combo you don't see often. While I am not a huge fan of serials I would consider the whole book, and just read it in bits as you suggested.

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    1. The first part is free, you can sample this if you're undecided although I'm sure you'll end up grabbing the rest because it's THAT good.

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  15. A love triangle that isn't annoying? Cool! I love all of your enthusiasm for this! :D

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  16. The love triangle appeals to me - it's so unique and I am curious how the author will handle it!!

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  17. Thanks for the freebie update! I'll check the first part out. I'm not a big fan of love shapes either but it does work really well at times. And the premise sounds GOOD. MC's and witchcraft? I'm not a huge fan of MC romances but I do love my PNRs!

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  18. Okay you convinced me to give this a go even with all the complexities, I'm still liking how it is sounding. Besides who the heck can bypass a freebie?

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  19. Bikers are my obsession. Never read one with NA and Paranormal. I do get in the moods for serials. Love that the first is free. Got my copy.

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  20. Honestly, I'm not that big a fan of MC themed biker romances and I abhor serials, but this one is making me curious. never read an MC series that featured paranormal. Interesting... I'm adding it to my TBR and maybe one day will give it a try!

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