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A Criminal Magic
A Criminal Magic | Lee Kelly
In Lee Kellys newest fantasy novel, two young sorcerers experiment with magic and mobsters in 1920s Prohibition when a new elixir is created that turns their lives upside down.Washington, DC, 1926. Sorcery opponents have succeeded in passing the 18th Amendment, but the Prohibition of magic has only invigorated the citys underworld. Smuggling rings carry magic contraband in from the coast. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters crime sprees. Gangs have even established magic havens, secret venues where the public can lose themselves in immersive magic and consume a mind-bending, highly addictive elixir known as the sorcerers shine. Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from the backwoods of Norfolk County, accepts an offer to work for DCs most notorious crime syndicate, The Shaw Gang, when her familys home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws. When Joan meets Alex at the Shaws magic haven, she discovers a confidante in her fellow partner and he begins to fall under her spell. But when a new breed of the addictive sorcerers shine is created within the walls of the magic haven, Joan and Alex are forced to question their allegiances as they become pitted against one another in a dangerous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.
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IheartYA
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#adventrecommends Day 18
Another YA gem!

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KimmyM
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3.5 / 5🌟 This was good. The story was intriguing and I liked the magic, but it didn't consistently hold my interest.

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Stephanie_T
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Got this book for Christmas and am honestly so excited to read it. It's been on my reading list since I finished city of savages a few months ago. #acriminalmagic #cityofsavages #leekelly

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Oftencantdecide
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I'm starting to think I shouldn't be allowed on my library's website at night. Does anyone else ever completely forget about having placed a hold on a book?

This book has an intriguing concept though (18th amendment prohibits magic, rather than alcohol) so I guess I make good choices while half-asleep

Bianca Yes! 2y
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NarrativeFiligree
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This is a really unique take on magic and Prohibition that had me on the edge of my seat! If you like urban fantasy or period fantasy, this one is for you! 🍸✨

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JazzFeathers
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#JuneBookBugs #Cheers

I haven't read this book yet, but it sounds right up my alley. 1920s with magic. There is no way l can resist this!

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coastalreader
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I loved the setting and the premise of this book. Some parts were a little too rushed for my taste and there were a few times I almost put it down. I'm glad I stuck with it. It was a good read.

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ssravp
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To quote a friend's review on Goodreads. "GANGSTERS. MAGIC DRUGS. MAGICAL SPEAKEASIES. UNDERCOVER GOVERNMENT AGENTS. ROGUE SORCERERS. DOUBLE CROSSING. TRIPLE CROSSING."

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Dvmheather
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I used to live in Westerville and I can attest that there was no sorcery.

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Dvmheather
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Birthday ebooks from my #otspsecretsister

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AshHisson
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't connect with this book. Neither the story nor the characters caught my attention. I finally gave up at the 180 page mark.

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Sarrie
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Mehso-so

I wasn't wild about this one. The story wasn't as inventive as I hoped, but perhaps for a more gangsters enthusiast it might work.

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BookishTrish
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It's a great trick when a book can make you root for an unlikeable character. A lot of reviews compare this to The Night Circus -which I didn't like- I far preferred this. There were hints of Scorcese and Boardwalk Empire. It was a great way to follow up The Crown's Game. Recommended.

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BookishTrish
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I worked yesterday, so my long weekend reading starts......now

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BookishTrish
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Still really into this one. Anyone else?

trewisms What's it about? 4y
BookishTrish Magicians brewing 'shine during prohibition for gangsters. Joan is a small town girl trying to support the family back home. Alex is undercover and out for revenge. 4y
trewisms Ooh!👍 4y
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(This image is owned by Icey Books, who you should definitely go check out)

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BookishTrish
A Criminal Magic | Lee Kelly

...and streetlamps act like glowing alchemists, turning the campus' cobblestone walkway into gold.

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BookishTrish
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I can't unthink this association now

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BookishTrish
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...if sorcery could find a way to bring me back in time

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readwritelove28
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Imagine the prohibition act- except instead of alcohol being outlawed, it was MAGIC! Yes, this book IS just as amazing as it sounds. I LOVED it!

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