Fated by Benedict Jacka // Review

Title: Fated by Benedict Jacka

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 1st March 2012

Synopsis: Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. 
In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won’t sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you’re looking for, he might just be able to help. That’s if he’s not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, and investigating a mysterious relic that has just turned up at the British Museum.

If you loved Harry Dresden, then welcome to the world of Alex Verus. Dangerous, fun and most definitely magical.

I picked this book up on a whim in Waterstones months ago, and I honestly had no idea that I’d love it as much as I do. The Dresden Files is one of my favourite series, and this is so very reminiscent of that series I love it!

The writing style is so fun, and so witty throughout, I fell in love with the characters so much whilst reading. Especially Alex and Luna; their relationship is probably one of my all time favourite literary relationships because it is so deep and well developed.

Everything was so clearly thought out, and I really liked Alex’s morals and how he was always on the lookout for things to go wrong. Also probability wizard is my new favourite thing.

I’m so excited to read the rest of this series, and I can’t wait to see where the books take Alex because just like Harry Dresden – trouble seems to follow him! This was so much fun, and so well written I am in awe of it!

You can buy Fated on Amazon UK here!

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