Magic Dreams, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. . .
Seriously, this short story rocked my world. There was not one aspect of it I didn’t love, except I’m going to reiterate, not nearly long enough. I could have read about Dali and Jim for a few hundred pages and not have been bored.
Dali, great character, LOVE HER! It’s nice to see a ‘brainiac’ character that isn’t boring. I also loved reading about a strong female heroine who doesn’t kick ass physically so much as mentally. It’s also nice to have a better idea of her magic. I never realized she was powerful enough to cure small curses and such simply by being near the inflicted. Loved the part when she turned into a tiger, died laughing at the ‘ooh, pretty colors.’ And when she mentions how at first she couldn’t be in the same room with Kate, oy. I think any girl who has ever had bouts of low self esteem can relate. I can’t wait to learn more about her and her family.
Jim, LOVE HIM! I was happily surprised to see a soft side of him. The hard-assed alpha was still there, but you could see he cared about her. It’s not many people I think he’d allow himself to be swatted with a newspaper for. I’m betting he understood every word of the Indonesian. Loved his, “If he looks at you like that again, I’ll cut his face off” Nothing says romance like jealousy induced violence. And his confession at the end, *swoon*
Dali’s mother was great. Newspaper scene, fav. ‘don’t shame me,’ fav. I’m confused about how she didn’t know who Jim was. The only thing I can think of is Dali’s father is the shapeshifter? So, maybe Dali gets the Lyc-V from him and the magic from her?
I’m already dying for more Jim and Dali and can’t wait for a spin off book.