Hey, book worms! I feel like it’s been a while since we last talked. Let’s fix that, shall we?
I recently reread The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell and, let me tell you, it is such a magical book. I loved the characters and the magic and the time travel. It was just wonderful. My full review is below, but check out the summary of the The Last Magician below.
Title: The Last Magician
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.
In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.
This book is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite YA books. This was my second time reading this beauty and it was just as good as the first time, if not better. The plot is exquisite and magical and draws you in.
I was constantly surprised by Esta and the characters. When I first read The Last Magician, I didn’t expect to get so invested in the book and in Esta’s mission. But then I was rooting for her. This book makes you feel like you are part of Dolph’s crew, like you are helping Esta get the Book and save the future.
I also enjoyed the magic aspect of the novel. Esta has the ability to travel through time, which is amazing and an unique gift. But with that gift comes consequences, and she starts to realize what those consequences are.
I loved everything about this book, especially Harte Darrigan. He is a wonderfully intricate character that I could not get enough of; I reread scenes just so I could get more Harte. I can’t wait to see what is in store for him and Esta in the second book.
Lisa Maxwell’s writing is beautiful and stunning. She pulls you into the story and keeps you glued to your seat. I never wanted to put The Last Magician down.
If you haven’t added The Last Magician to your TBR pile, you need to. You will not be disappointed! And don’t forget to check out the sequel, The Devil’s Thief. #devilsthief is going to be absolutely AMAZING!
On a side note, here are three blogger friends that I feel would really enjoy reading The Last Magician, which you can learn more about here: