Review: Book: A Drop of Magic- L. R. Braden

Title: A Drop of Magic

Series: The MagicSmith #1

Author’s Name: L. R. Braden

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Page Count: 234 Pages

ISBN: 978-1611949414

Author or Book Website: L.R. Braden (

Link to Amazon purchase page: A Drop of Magic: The Magicsmith, Book 1: Braden, L. R.: Books

Link to Goodreads: A Drop of Magic (The Magicsmith #1) by L.R. Braden | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

The war isn’t over . . .

With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae.

Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future.

Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have said it before I am always into debut books and this one did not disappoint. I found Alex a likable main character. I am into the blend of the human and Fae worlds. Dealing with the Fae on a good day is difficult but coming out of a War things are still on edge for they remember everything. I love the world-building in this book it enhanced the story. There is one thing that I did notice a lot of male characters kind of scrambled in my brain and I mixed them up a little bit and Alex had a lot of possible love interests. But for me, it is a wonderful start to this series and I can’t wait to jump back in with both feet.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars


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