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Magic for Liars

av Sarah Gailey

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"When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister--without losing herself."--Provided by publisher.Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life: her almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. She doesn't wish she was like her estranged twin sister, magically gifted professor Tabitha. But when she's hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages, Ivy begins to call into question everything she has ever believed. -- adapted from jacket… (mer)
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Still trying to figure out how I actually feel about this one, but right now it’s a solid three stars. I’ll try to write something up this week.

Edit: Okay, thoughts. The writing itself is solid, and I think the sisters' relationships was very interesting, as were the more mystery/noir elements. But I didn't like or understand the magic system, and I don't think it helped that the main POV was of someone who wasn't a natural part of that system, and maybe that was the intended effect, but it wasn't enjoyable to read. And the romance was underdeveloped and at parts threatened to overshadow the relationships that were well developed. I have more, but I don't want it to sound like it should be a lower-rated book.

Overall, it was solid with flaws. I remain ambivalent about Gailey's work, but I'll still read their upcoming book about queer librarians in the Southwest because hell yes. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
Wow. That was an amazing ride of a story. The characters were so well written. And the hints Gailey gave were so cleverly and well written that it all turned out to be true... just not everything as you initially were thinking it might go. I really enjoyed not being able to feel sure of where things were going and how many people I felt were possibly the person Ivy was looking for.

The ending is the type I have a love/hate relationship with. It fits the book so well! And yet... I simultaneously want a different longer ending. I am definitely going to find more of Gailey’s books to read in the future.

Content Warning: death, disease, descriptions of murder scenes and damaged bodies that some might find gross and a bit detailed ( )
  Sara_Cat | Mar 6, 2021 |
This story was so gripping and slightly horrific and the ending! Oh gosh! So many genres smooshed into one story: a little gumshoe, a little family drama, a mean girls school story, a magical fantasy...

Sarah Gailey makes reading her prose easy and I felt like steamrolled my way through this book as I just had. to. know. Quite a reading ride! ( )
  RachellErnst | Jan 5, 2021 |
Contemporary fantasy that will appeal to fans of PI mysteries and family dramas. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Nov 30, 2020 |
"So what's up with your day?"
I took a pull of my stout—it was thick as a milkshake, and it hit my belly like a hug. "Well," I said. "I got mugged."
"Sucks," he replied, and I tipped my drink toward him in a cheers-to-sucks gesture. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Oct 27, 2020 |
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Chapter One: It might take a little while to get there, but I'll tell you everything, and I'll tell you the truth.
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"When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister--without losing herself."--Provided by publisher.Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life: her almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. She doesn't wish she was like her estranged twin sister, magically gifted professor Tabitha. But when she's hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages, Ivy begins to call into question everything she has ever believed. -- adapted from jacket

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