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Maggie for Hire: Book One: Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Series Paperback – September 10, 2011
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"Maggie's a scrappy fighter, she loves her cat and she helps keep the mean streets of LA clean of supernatural baddies...The writing is fast paced, the quips are fun, and Maggie cracked me up something fierce" - Once Upon a Time
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Maggie's predictably unpredictable life gets turned on its head once the elf shows up to hire her, though, and along the way Maggie learns a bit about friendship and family, and about her own powers.
So you know. quite typical in formula for an urban fantasy - but done in an engaging and new way, with clever descriptions of LA, and ways of integrating our world into one of magic that are genuinely creative. This book does suffer a bit from world-building-itis - a bit more time spent setting up things we need to know - but it doesn't suffer much for it, and I'll definitely be continuing with this series. In particular, as a heroine, Maggie is human and flawed, but not in the kind of way that makes you want to reach through the screen and strangle her; she doesn't spend a lifetime beating herself up for mistakes, and she learns from them. A coherent plot, sensible heroine, ending that still sets up future plots, an engaging story - it's hard to ask for much more from a few hours reading.
Maggie MacKay is a tracker of supernatural beings, she is great at her job. She learned from the best, her Dad, who disappeared without a trace in the middle of an assignment.
An elf named Killian has shown up with an assignment. Maggie's Uncle is working with the forces of dark to turn Earth into a "Vampire Convenience Store", with humans as their number one source. Together the two have to track down magical objects, and stop her evil Uncle.
A fast paced supernatural thriller. I really liked Maggie, she is spunky, sassy, down to earth and knows her job well. Killian was just as likable. I liked the plot, it was original, the characters were well rounded, the supernatural beings were awesome.
There was a lot of action, drama, and humor. I like that in a story. I definitely will be following Maggie's story and highly recommend Maggie for Hire to those who love supernatural thrillers. I also liked the cover, it captures Maggie at her best.
This was a quick day reader. The main character is your typical snarky, badass fighter thrown into a situation where she is the only one who can save the world. She does it all with the unwanted help of an elf that was sent to "help" her (by a queen), even tho he isn't as skilled at fighting and offers few resources till the last 10% of the book not to mention we literally learn nothing about him for the entire book. Hoping the next in the series will be better.
"I suddenly felt like I was about to learn that I had walked into a great big game show of The Multiverse's Next Top Stooge, Riiight."
The world that you are immersing yourself in is really two worlds - the "normal" everyday world, and another, sitting side-by-side with this world, where all of our dreams and fears exist. If you have ever read Heinlein's "The Number of the Beast" you are familiar with multiple world theory (well, if you are familiar with modern science, you are also familiar, lol) The Other Side, in Maggie's case, is a world that fairy tale creatures and monsters of all types populate. As a Tracker, Maggie finds, and brings back to the Other Side, those who 'slip' across the barrier between worlds. What happens in this edition is exciting and entertaining, and full of a kind of snarky attitude that had me laughing out loud all through the book.
A couple of favorite quotes:
"Lacy interrupted herself to shout at the zombie porter, "Cut it out! He's a vampire! he doesn't have a brain!"
"Locking eyes with a vampire: "Way To Get Yourself Killed Right Quick #84" in the Idiots Guide to not Getting Dead By A Monster."
See? Pure fun, with a bit of action, a lot of crazy uncle and grins galore.
Now, "I shall run a load of laundry before we kick the bad guys' asses."
Read. Relax. Enjoy. And don't go in with any expectations other than the fact that it is supposed to be fun and you will be very glad you did.