Review: Relic by Renee Collins

RelicRelic by Renee Collins
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Sources: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:

After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.

Relic is a thrilling adventure set in a wholly unique world, and a spell-binding story of love, trust, and the power of good.
 
My Thoughts:

Wow, I have been waiting to read a book like this for a long time. It definitely consumed my world for the 4 days that it took me to devour it. I really did try to savor this story, but I just wanted to know what happened next.
The plotline to Relic blew me away. Twists and turns by the minute, you never were sure who was a villain in this story. A tale of corruption and the fight for the greater good, Relic was very well done.
Maggie quickly made her way to my heart as I followed her trials and tribulations, trying to support her sister on her own, yet still take the opportunity to follow her dreams. She was a very independent character, who always seemed to have the worse of luck. I immediately fell in love with Landon, her rough around the edges cowboy and, personally I don’t think we saw enough of him.

I very much enjoyed Relic and recommend it to readers of magic and mystery, fantasy and romance.

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