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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Time Travellers Magic by Anna Applegate is the first book in the Magic Bound Saga. This is an exciting story that has everything you could want.
Anna Applegate is an author that I have become pretty familiar with over the past year and I have come to expect that her books are enjoyable. This one is no exception and probably has to be my favourite to date. I loved these two characters. Rane is definitely fantasy worthy!!
The overall story was was paced an exciting. I found myself flying through this book simply because I couldn’t stop reading. If this is only book one then I really can’t wait to see what else is to come.

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic is the first book in the Magic Bound Saga.

This story is full of action that keeps you hooked. The characters are intriguing. I mean, a vampire pirate, what’s not to love!!! Writing time travel can be iffy, but this book pulls it off pretty well. Ember has a bit of personal growth to do, but then again, don’t we all. I think maybe the character flaws she has are what make her more relatable. Overall, I found the plot interesting. It made for an entertaining read. There are some things that in the book that brought up questions, but they will probably be answered in subsequent books.

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Applegate is a genius!! This book hooked me from beginning to end and never stopped. Never even looked back to make sure I was keeping up. Adventure, fantasy, romance – this has it all. Brilliantly written and what a fantastic set up for a series. Loved every page and cannot wait to read more!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Angela Hayes

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Time Traveler’s Magic is Book One is the Magic Bound series by Anna Applegate. I really enjoyed Ms. Applegate’s Ariya Adams series, so there was no question of if I was going to read this book. I just snapped up a copy, and dove in to see what the story was all about.
This really is a wonderful paranormal romance- with time travel, action, adventure, vampires, shifters, pirates, magic, drama, mystery, and more. There are so many fantastic, original, and surprising details in this story- I was hooked right from the first chapter. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series to find out what happens- especially after the way this book ended.
The characters are well developed- with their own personalities, quirks and flaws. Ember really frustrated me, and I wanted to shake her a lot of the time. I loved Rane- he’s definitely my favourite in this book. I can’t wait to find out where this series will lead in the future instalments, and watch these characters grow and develop as the stories unfold.
A great start to a new series!

Thank you, Ms. Applegate!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Lisa Helmick

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one wild ride! It is full of action that doesn’t seem to stop. I was worried about this book because i do not read time travel stories. I gave this one a go because I have read other works by this author that have been grand. I was pleasantly surprised over that element in this book. There is also an undercurrent of attraction that helps to keep me turning pages. Will they or won’t they? *Turns page* OMG they are so close *Turns Page* That Look…That touch *Turns page* …ARRG!

That sweet romantic attraction isn’t the main story. It’s about finding out about your powers and learning to use them. Saving people and also being glad you are not paranoid hearing all those voices in your head. As well as learning there are Paranormals in this world…Oh and easily hating the MacGregor! This is chock full of many many things.

I love love love this book and read it late into the night. To say it consumed me is an understatement. Just ask my neglected family and my groggy AM brain :). This author is wickedly good at writing this suspenseful tale. The story flows so perfectly and I wasn’t bothered by the time jumps at all. The ending does have a kind of pause button and she is using that as a lead in to the next book. I am not pleased with this as this author writes well enough she doesn’t need to use those ploys to get people to read the next book. The characters were wonderful to get to know. I mean who wouldn’t want a privateer or a vampire to hang out with?
Next please!

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate

The Time Traveler’s Magic is book one in the Magic Bound series by Anna Applegate, and this paranormal romance is an AMAZING READ! Ember always feels like someone is watching her and watching her life crumble. Her parents were involved in a horrible accident and she lost her father. Learning that her mother has slipped away further, she rushes to her side. There she is confronted by someone wanting to hurt her but is luckily saved, and it then happens at work but is able to lock herself in a closet. Then comes Rane to rescue, right away Ember questions his motives, but fearing her life, she knows she needs his help. The main question is, will Ember face her destiny and will those wanting to hut her, succeed. You must read to answer that!
This book was awesome to read and I was able to read it in one sitting. This book had it all from romance, time traveling, vampires, and villains! It’s a prefect mix in this five star read!

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Sarah Oakes

The Time Traveler's Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about time. Ember is struggling to cope with her mother in hospital and the bills piling up. Things get strange when she is attacked by a man in a garage and he and his friends start following her to work. But events unravel and things get even stranger as she finds herself amongst pirates and ships. Can she make it back home to save her mother in time?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Ember standing up for herself but vulnerable underneath or Rane strong and stubborn but caring underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the innocent Destin or the gruff but kind Rick.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like the dream with the fog and the monster and the magic and the purple gem mysterious and colorful wonderfully written. Or the hospital full of life and people but contrasted eibt the white walls wonderfully written.
I loved how the book started off in the mystery, grabbing the reader attention from the start. I loved the sense of unease with the shadows and the feelings so strong its as id you’re actually there. also liked the time travel element of the book as a good idea but the jump to the past felt jarring to the reader and felt confusing as to what time period it was set in with no dates or signifying aspects making the characters and time travel hard to visualise and hard to relate to. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Maura Harper

The Time Traveler's Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hmmmm…

This is another of those books that the blurb sounds amazing, the cover is gorgeous, the premise of the book is one that I’ve read and enjoyed before, but there was something about it that just didn’t enthrall me like I anticipated.

It wasn’t one major thing, it was a bunch if little things that all blended together.

Having said all that…

The writing is visually appealing while being conservative in details. The characters and storyline held my interest enough that I will be reading the next book in the series. The flow of the story was linear and there was a sexy pirate.

Overall a 4 star read.

Review by @mauraharper

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Time Traveler's Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate

5-Stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate take readers on an excellent adventure through time. It features romance, magick, shifters, vampires, and of course time travelers. Ember is unique and after her mother enters a coma finds out there is more going on than she realized. This is especially so when she finds herself in the past with Rane.
This story was easy to follow and difficult for me to put down. I loved every bit of it! The characters were excellent and developed well. It was also easy for me to visualize the different time periods Ember visited. I can’t wait for book two in this series to come out. I highly recommend this novel!

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Time Traveler's Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Time Traveller’s Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga) by Anna Applegate is a fantasy story that I really enjoyed reading. There is magic and shifters and vampires and pirates and plenty of action to keep you interested and engaged. It is a different and original concept and was really well written. Anna has woven several genres to make it a magical and exciting read.

Ember is a time traveller but has no recollection of it and fears she maybe going insane. As her mother becomes ill she must learn what she is to be able to save her and stop the evil that is threatening the events of time. Ember is a strong woman but at times she drove me absolutely insane because she would not do as she was told. Having said that though I loved the way it played havoc with Rane.

Rane is a pirate and has a nemesis that is making his and everyone else’s lives tougher but not just in his time, he is causing havoc across the centuries as well. Rane is my favourite character, I fell in love with him. When a mysterious woman once again pops up on his ship he tries to make her see reason and do as she is told but he swears that she will be the death of him. I enjoyed their interaction and loved reading Ranes’ thoughts as the story is told in different POV’s.
The interactions between Rane and Ember are full of lust and tension, sizzling heat and an unknown draw which neither understand.

I really enjoyed this first book to the series and am anxiously awaiting reading the rest of the series. BUT WTF! Renee come on a cliff hanger! I swear I cursed up a storm just like the pirates in the story.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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