The Family: The Brotherhood
By Donte M McNeal

Based in Michigan, Donte's Playground is a blog by Donte M McNeal. His posts range from nonsensical ramblings about anime, in-depth reviews of books and television/film, to random spurts of philosophical babble.

B.C. Burgess' Annihilation

B.C. Burgess' Annihilation

Well, it’s a new year, but I’m up to old tricks. You know, just reading books and offering my thoughts. Same ole, same ole. What’s the first book on the docket for the new year? Well, it’s from an author you’ve heard me gush about (for good reason of course): B.C. Burgess. It’s the penultimate book in the Mystic Series, Annihilation, and boy is it a doozy!

Annihilation

 Book 8 cover

Book 8 cover

Annihilation, the latest installment in the Mystic Series picks up after its predecessor, Devotion. Layla & Quin have returned, and with them their lovely family, their menacing enemies, and of course, their…wait for it…epic love! Okay, I’m sorry, but these characters hold a special place in my heart, and have ever since I first met them. I’m not sure why I’m so attached to these characters, but the depth of each character, even side characters is so realistic and the relationships and the dynamics of said relationships are so believable that these characters feel like they could be real. If you know, if weren’t for the magic.

Speaking of magic, once L & Q make it to the magical city of Maganthia, things become that much more magical, pun intended. In a city that is protected by magic, and exclusively occupied by magicians, having a literal angel like Layla visit, brings with it an expected amount of fanfare, drama and epic-ness. Watching Layla grow more badass with every chapter is something to behold, and seeing constant displays of power, loyalty, and trust only works to make these that much more endearing.

Drama, magical action and emotional rollercoasters. What more can you ask for in a magical epic romance? I honestly don’t know how this series will end, but I hope it ends happily. I don’t have that much faith that it will, considering the revelations made and how things ended in this one… Here’s to hoping I’m wrong when the final book comes out later this year.

Christopher Krerowicz's "The Ridiculously Amazing Adventure of Haley Spaghetti"

Christopher Krerowicz's "The Ridiculously Amazing Adventure of Haley Spaghetti"

Year End Roundup

Year End Roundup