Skip to main content

Review: Tranchack (Magic Born #1) by Sonya Clark

Title: Trancehack (Magic Born #1)
Author: Sonya Clark
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3 (so close to a 4, but not quite)
Sexual - 2

It’s 2065. Those born with magic abilities live in government-run zones, without rights or freedoms. Fear of magic created this segregated world and fear keeps it intact.

A high-profile murder brings Detective Nathan Perez to Magic Born Zone 13. He’s had little experience with the Magic Born and isn’t sure what to expect during his first encounter with a witch, but he never thought he’d be so drawn to her.

Trancehacker Calla Vesper uses magic to break into computers and aid the Magic Born underground. She has no interest in helping a cop, even if he is smoking-hot, but money’s tight and Nate offers a tidy amount for help navigating the Zone. Calla’s determined to keep it all business, but sparks start flying before the investigation even gets started.

When Calla’s trancehacking and Nathan’s investigation uncover a conspiracy, Calla becomes a target. Nate can protect her by keeping her role a secret—but then who will protect Nate?
 The world building and lore in this book really blew me away.  It was like entering an alternate universe where so much was different, yet so much was still sort of the same.  Magic users exist, and most of the Normals are afraid of them.  So they have been rounded up into what is basically several ghettos.  They are only allowed to leave for so long and their ability to live like the rest of the world is extremely limited.

Calla grew up in Zone 13.  She's fairly happy there and was content to live her life making jewelry and occasionally hacking into the web to find out what was going on.  But then Detective Asshole had to show up and she was drawn into something larger than either of them expected.  Calla is hiding a lot of secrets, so this was bad bad news for her and some of her friends.  But Nathan was fascinated by the girl and felt he just had to get to know her better.

There was a lot of excitement in this one.  It was almost like a dash of suspense and sci-fi technology was thrown in small enough doses that it didn't take too much away from the paranormal aspect.  The mystery they are investigating was very engaging and there were a couple characters from Zone 13 that you get to know fairly well and I really liked them.  There was quite a twist at the end and I was surprised at the resolution, but it did feel a bit like the author wasn't sure how to wrap it up and had forced herself into a corner with no other options.  But then that was how one of the characters felt as well so maybe it was intentional.

I'm interested to see where the series goes next.  The world has so much potential to get very exciting.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Author services

Virtual Assistant

Daily tasks such as social media accounts, blog promotion etc, are very important to you as an author but as a writer these simple daily tasks can cost you tons of writing time before you know it. By hiring a VA to do these simple but time consuming tasks you can then gain your writing time back.

Hire Jasmyn
I have worked at Bitten by Romance as a reviewer and writer for over 3 years.  I assist with the Facebook page maintenance and have created several of the banners and buttons you see on our page.  I also assist at the Indie Romance Convention as the charity director and with Facebook social media.  I am highly organized and thrive on making sure things that are scheduled happen on time and smoothly.  I am a creative person that enjoys working with authors and bloggers on brainstorming new ideas and concepts to help spread the word about your books and projects.  As an author, your success is in your writing.  I am here to help you so your time can be spent on what y…

Moments of Beauty by JB Heller ~ Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Moments of Beauty
J.B. Heller
Publication date: March 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Ugly. It’s the only word to describe my upbringing. It drove my need to capture every moment of beauty I could find. A glimpse of a mother’s love. A feather floating in the breeze. A ray of sunshine emerging on a rainy day.  And then there was her, Eliza Quinn, she signified everything I didn’t deserve. She showed me more beauty than I ever thought possible. And I took it all, despite knowing I was going to leave her, and never come back.  Leaving her five years ago was my biggest mistake, and my greatest regret. Now I need to make amends. I thought leaving her was the hardest thing I’d ever have to do, but that was before I knew I had to win her back.Add to Goodreads

Author Bio:
JB Heller is an average Aussie housewife in her late 20’s with a wicked sexy imagination. She and her super sexy husband are the parents of three minions, two Great Danes and a Cat who thinks she’s a person…

The Watcher by Rebecca E. Neely ~ Cover Reveal, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Celebrate the release of THE WATCHER by Rebecca E. Neely with a sneak peek at the new Crossing Realms story and 5 Exclusive Fun Facts about the heroine!


About The Watcher Hell bent on avenging his own death, former Keeper Dev Geary eagerly accepts when the Watchers task him with returning to the human realm to discover the secret for rendering Similitude—the very thing that killed him.
But to succeed in the seven days he’s been granted, he’ll need to work with the one human who wants nothing to do with him, and who he can’t help falling for—Meda Gabriel, a cagey, street smart bar owner with a unique skill set, and maybe, the key to his mission.
With the clock ticking and the Betrayers barely a step behind, can Dev conquer his demons and find the answers the clan so desperately needs, with Meda at his side? Can love find a way, or will he be forced to abandon her and the clan, leaving them all to face imminent destruction?
Find out more: Goodreads / Amazon
5 Fun Facts About…. Meda Gabriel Love…