This is my first time reading a book from this author and I’m so glad I took the chance! The author pens a story that is original, captivating, and addictive! I wish I had more time to read it all at once! Harlow is going through her own trauma from missing her parents, and refusing to follow in their footsteps. She decides to make her own way, which leads to her own level of trouble. This magic sword she steals chooses her and takes her captive, and then brings a world of hurt to her life. Harlow fights hard for her life and ends up on the run. With every turn of the page I was on the edge of my seat as this amazing a story developed! Now on to book 2!
After just finishing book 1 of the charm collector series I dove right into Wicked Treasure as soon as I could help it! The author once again does not disappoint! This story is very entertaining from the start as the drama between Harlow and her friends really stirs up the controversy of the book giving it even more depth. As the story with the mysterious sword begins to build, Harlow embarks on what ends up being a failed vacation with Caspian, and is once again in trouble! It’s amazing what she goes through in this story. I’m thirsty for more from the author and will get into her other book series as well!
Wicked Treasure: An Urban Fantasy Mystery (The Charm Collector #2) by Melissa Erin Jackson
Another fantastic read by the author. Wicked Treasure is the second book in The Charm Collector Series and hot dang. This book is amazing and I couldn’t put it down.
Kayda is Harlow’s best friend and is worried sick about her friend. She isn’t sure what Harlow has gotten herself into, but she’s not a rat. She won’t give her friend up even if it costs her everything. The quote I chose for Kayda is: “You want me to rat out my best friend and anyone she might know to … you?”
Harlow is still with her friend and still has the sword. Things are going to get interesting and she isn’t sure what to make of all of it. She isn’t sure what is going to happen to her and now she isn’t sure if she’ll see her loved ones again. The quote I chose for Harlow is: “Probably. But, honestly, Kay. I know it was shitty of me to ghost you. You’re my favorite person on the planet. I couldn’t let anything happen to you. And then … it sounds like trouble found you anyway. Someone broke into your apartment?”
Highly recommended for Fantasy lovers.
Diabolical Sword (The Charm Collector Series #1) by Melissa Erin Jackson
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Diabolical Sword is a great introduction to The Charm Collector Series. I will be looking forward to the next book in the series.
Harlow is a Charm Collector and she makes a killing off a dragon sword. When she finds that she can control the sword she finds that life is becoming difficult. The quote I chose for Harlow is: “Uh …sword? Mr. Sword. Are you going to kill me? My nerves are shot and if there’s no chance of escape, I’d like to know. I could polish off the last of the vodka in my freezer so I won’t feel it when you slaughter me.”
Highly recommended for Fantasy lovers.
I absolutely loved this book. Once again, this author has made an incredible story with dragons, swords, mysteries, magic, mystical creatures, and so much more. I absolutely find it entertaining to get back stories on all the characters and this did not disappoint, I love knowing them on a different level to understand the characters and why they do things or the reasoning behind something. I really couldn’t put this book down; it was so well written, and everything once again flowed into one another that it was easy to read. highly recommend this series.
This is the second book of The Charm Collector series and it is just as thrilling as the first. Full of excitement and magical creatures and items, I could not put this down.
The book is set shortly after Harlow leaves the city with the cursed sword from the first book. This time we see some of Kayda’s point of view. Kayda and Harlow have been best friends for years so when Kayda finds out that Harlow left the city, sword in tow, with one of the most known “bad guy” Caspian Blackthorne, to say she is pissed would be an understatement. With only a little note delivered by messenger bird, Kayda is left alone to worry about her bestie and why she wasn’t asked to help.
With the help of Kayda’s crush Henri and the witch Welsh, she finds out more than she was planning. Especially about the so-called “Collective” and the veil that is slowly thinning more and more.
Meanwhile, Harlow and Caspian are on the run. They work together to try to find the root of where the sentient sword came from. Where there is magical treasure also lies magical and supernatural enemies to overcome.
This book is by far more action packed than its previous. I was intrigued by Kayda in the first book. She was fashionable yet badass. So when the book started from her point of view, I was immediately excited. I loved getting to know all of the characters more as time went on. I absolutely cannot wait for book 3!
It took me a bit to get into this book, but I enjoyed the supernatural/fantasy mix. It is a very detailed and thorough world. This follows Kayda and Harlow’s stories that are full of drama, friendship, and adventure. Some of my very favorite parts involve the sword, quite a few of them made me chuckle. I enjoyed how expansive the world is and always love dual points of view. If you are into the paranormal fantasy genre, this is the one for you!
Reviewed by @shannlynn
Ever since reading the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to devour more. So the minute that the second book to this series hit my Kindle I had to download it and open it immediately. But what I was not prepared for was the for the second installment to be even better then the first. The cover is just breathtaking, the story was full of magic, mystery, adventure, friendship and so much more that I simply couldn’t put it down. The only downside to this book is now I have to wait for out author to write book three.
I had aa little trouble getting into this book. I wish I had read the first one so I could better understand this novel. It has a lot of drama and fantasy creatures in it which is right my ally. This novel shows a lot of friendship and what one will do for loyalty, Melissa does well with the writing the two different stories, Kayda’s and Harlow’s point of view gives you a better understanding of both characters. Get ready for adventures reading this novel. I would read these in order to better understand what is going on but great read.
Wicked Treasure (The Charm Collector Book 3) by Melissa Erin Jackson. I loved the 2nd book in this series so I was so excited about reading this one and I was not disappointed. Its the continuing story of Harlow and also the story of her best friend Kayda. Harlow is on the hunt for the magical sword, Caspian, to solve the mystery of the origins of the sentient sword. Kayda has been left behind to deal with Collective who is creating chaos. Kayda is not happy about this. Kayda and Harlow have always been friends, partners in crime in everything so when Kayda is ghosted by Harlow she is not happy at all and doesn’t understand. They both find themselves in dangerous situations during their quests. Will Harlow find the magic sword and will Kayda be able to hold the fort down without everything falling apart? Read this addition to The Charm Collector series to find out!
This book was amazing. I could not put it down. With each turn of the pages, I wanted more and more. I loved how it was like reading two different stories. All the aspects of this book worked wonderfully together. The author did an amazing job turning the words into a mental picture.
A urban fantasy you don’t want to miss. I really enjoyed reading this book from not only Kayla’s point of view but also from Harlow’s point of view. Each of them confronts drama, magic, adventure, and so much more. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and connecting with them as the story progresses. It does help to read these books in the order they were published to get the best understanding of the story.
This series is incredible and so very well written. Wicked Treasure is the second novel in The Charm Collector Series. In it, Harlow is on the run from The Collective and trying to find more information about the origin of her sentient sword. This takes her and Blackthorn on several adventures, leading her to reunite with someone from her past and possibly wind up working with her enemy. We also get a lot from Kayda, Harlow’s best friend, in this installment. Kayda is at a loss, having essentially been ghosted by Harlow, and finds herself under the surveillance of werecats. She herself falls into adventure with our favorite cranky witch, Welsh, and her crush, Henri. Through their investigative work, what they uncover about the increase in ferals breaking through the veil leads to shock and a thrilling showdown.
I said it once and I’ll say it again, this is urban fantasy at its finest! This series has adventure, magic, secret plots, drakens, witches, sorcerers, elves, a whole plethora of fae like creatures, and a sentient, murder happy sword.
I absolutely cannot wait for the next novel in this series. I need to fall back into Harlow’s world and uncover all the twists and turns this author has in store.
After reading Diabolical Sword, I was completely enthralled by this book. It fits perfectly, I’m so completely in love with this series already. Literally every supernatural creature that interests me is in this book. Kayda is feeling lonely because her best friend is on the run, Harlow is hiding to protect those he loves. Two separate stories intertwined.
This books was such a fun read. Magic, drama, friendship, and adventure thrown into an exciting journey. A great storyline with the perfect amount of build up and unexpected twists. The author did a great job drawing you in and keeping you engrossed in the story. I am so eager for what’s next!
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting as we followed two separate stories, Harlow’s and Kayda’s. Both stories had a lot of drama and adventure which made for an exciting read. Each story was complete unto itself yet they connected on a basic level. I loved both and I found this to be a really good series and I look forward to reading more from this author.
I was so excited to delve back into this story and these characters after reading this first book. This one definitely lives up to my expectations and is easily better than the first. It was jam packed full of exciting storylines and brilliant characters. It is one of those books I struggled to put down, even if it were 3am!
I thought the plot development in this book was even better than the first, pushing it into the next level for me. the author pieces together everything so well and it is such an enjoyable read. I would highly recommend this series and I cannot wait for what comes next.
Wicked Treasure is the second book in The Charm Collector series by Melissa Erin Jackson. This is an action-packed urban fantasy- with an engrossing and original storyline full of intriguing developments, imaginative touches, wonderful world-building, quirky/interesting characters, friendship, magic, witches, mystery, adventure, danger, drama, humour, the paranormal, fun, and excitement. Oh, and did I mention a sentient dragon sword- yes! so very intriguing!!!
A wonderful second addition to the series and I can’t wait to see where we go from here!
Thank you, Melissa Erin Jackson!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Wicked Treasure is an original Paranormal Urban Fantasy mystery story. Melissa’s story telling is fun, entertaining yet fraught with perils and danger. There is lots of action and intrigue, mystery, magic, lies and deceit and adventure. This book picks up where the first one ended so I do recommend reading these books in order.
The fantastic world building drew me in and had me totally engrossed. I love me a good supernatural paranormal story and this one is unique and a little thrilling that made for an exciting tale. I love the sassy Heroines Melissa writes.
Magic, witches, the Collective, swords, treasure and mythical creatures are what you can expect in this book. The characters are quirky and have unique personalities. As with the first book I especially loved that the sword was a character and had a fiery spirit all of its own. There is a lot going on in the story but the author has pulled it all together nicely.
Harlow’s story continues in this book along with the story of her best friend Kayda. Harlow is on the run wanting to find the mystery behind the dragon sword. Kayda has been left behind to deal with the Collective who is creating chaos and trying to close ranks and hope that their secrets are not revealed. Kayda is not happy and thus her story unfolds.
I am eager for more of this series!
Reviewed by @jennadb
Book one, Diabolical Sword, felt like both introduction and teaser of the world where magic exists. Not only does magic itself thrive in a city, but there are supernatural forces – and beings – that have and use it. I fell in love with the series within the first few chapters of the first book, so when I had the opportunity to read this, the second of the Charm Collector series, I jumped on it. And I’m so glad that I did! Wicked Treasure is the continuation of Harlow’s story with the added mix of her best friend, Kayda’s, point of view. Harlow, her sword, and the illusive Caspian are on the run, attempting to solve the mystery of the origins of the sentient sword…one thing leads to another, and our heroine finds herself in yet another precarious situation.
Meanwhile, Kayda’s left in Luma to handle the fallout- and something she never expected to have to deal with. The concept behind the draken is so intriguing to me, so I’m thrilled that the author decided to expand on them just a bit in this book. Kayda struck me as a fierce-warrior in book one, but we get to see a little more complexity from her in the sequel. The characters, even the side characters, in these books feel so alive and well-written that the entire story practically weaves itself into your imagination. Now I’m trying to be patient and wait for the next book, but I have a feeling – just like with this one – that the third book will be worth the wait!
This is the second book in The Charm Collectors series. I do recommend reading these books in order so that you can follow the story. This is a urban fantasy and the author does an amazing job of making the reader visualise and experience everything as if they were actually there. The characters are really well written as well and they are relatable.
This books picks up where the first one ended. Kayda and Harlow have always been friends. Partners in crime going through life together. That is until Harlow leaves. Going on the run with Caspain.
With Harlow gone the Collective turn their attention to Kayda. Now Kayda is in for something she never expected before and she has to face it without her friend.
Meanwhile Harlow and Caspian have left, hoping the dust will settle behind them. They are on the hunt for a magical sword. While searching they also uncover secrets about the Collective which makes them even more targets than they were before they left.
This book is full of adventure from start to finish and with loads of twists and turns and mythical dangers along the way it Will definately keep the reader wanting more.
I was struck hard with love with the prior book, and this one continued the fantasy story that I had very much fallen in love with. I loved this one I think actually, a bit more! The writing was perfectly done.
I loved this one as it still had those adventurous fantasy elements that intrigued me in the first novel, but this one went down a road that gave more and made your mind visualize more Also, loved seeing the characters from the first book again. I saw a lot of character growth in this one. I loved the more deeper we dove in this one, the more that came to light, the end is not near yet for our heros! Cant wait to see what happens next in this most amazing series! I love hoe the flow goes, the characters, and I love this book!
The series is amazing, and I very much enjoyed how the author did this installment! The author, book, sand series are must reads for sure! High recommendation for all of them from this love struck reader!
The Charm Collector series is fast becoming one of my favorite urban fantasy book series. Wicked Treasure is book 2 and is just as much, if not more, exciting as Diabolical Sword (book 1). Harlow and Caspian are now on the run trying to locate magic treasure related to their friend, Cutlass. Kayda is pissed because Harlow ghosted her. Though, not much time for that because the Collective is creating chaos in Luma. There is drama, mystery and adventure no matter where you turn. I found myself on the edge of my seat, unable to stop reading because I had to keep going…one page more…what’s going to happen next..This story is so well-written. It engages you right from the start. The characters involved are so quirky and full of personality that you can’t help but love them all. I love following the conversations with the sword. The author builds a wonderful world with the story through her descriptions and art of story-telling. I will eagerly be awaiting book 3 of the series. Highly recommend this series.
Kayda Verdan and Harlow Fletcher have been ride-or-die best friends since they were teenagers. And yet, when Harlow’s life hits the skids after she steals a sentient dragon sword, she doesn’t seek Kayda’s help. Harlow ghosts her friend altogether under the guise of keeping Kayda safe.
Kayda is not amused. When Harlow leaves Luma and Kayda behind, Kayda is downright angry.
As the Collective and their trained werecats try to track Harlow down, they turn their sights on Kayda, propelling her into an adventure she never expected. An adventure that reveals a secret group threatening Luma’s veil magic—and the lives of everyone who resides within the hidden magical city.
~ ~ ~
Harlow and Caspian Blackthorn left Luma to let the dust settle back home. While enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation, they strategize their search for the origins of the sentient sword.
The road trip leads them to a black-market auction where fae are selling dangerous items to fae and mundanes living outside the hubs. When Harlow and Caspian get their hands on a treasure chest that was extracted from a sunken pirate ship, they uncover not just a piece of the sword’s past, but the Collective’s.
The treasure they find is more valuable than gold—treasure that powerful fae would kill for. And without magical friends to call for help, Harlow, Caspian, and the sword will have to fend for themselves. So much for a relaxing vacation …
~ AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ APPLE BOOKS ~ BARNES & NOBLE ~
Click here to view the Book Trailer for Wicked Treasure (The Charm Collector Book 3) by Melissa Erin Jackson
Click here to experience a Chapter Reading of Wicked Treasure (The Charm Collector Book 3) by Melissa Erin Jackson
Melissa has had a love of stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college. She majored in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UC Davis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she kept finding herself writing stories in the back of the classroom about fairies and trolls and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.
Now she owns her own dog walking business (that’s sort of wildlife related, right?) by day … and afternoon and night … and writes whenever she gets a spare moment. She alternates mostly between fantasy and mystery (often with a paranormal twist). All her books have some element of “other” to them … witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.
She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.
Harlow Fletcher is a human charm collector, who lives in the Fae world. She gets her hands on a dragon sword and becomes enthralled in an exciting journey. Very exciting read! I can’t wait to see what else Harlow gets into.
After the death of her father, Harlow Fletcher leaves the life of bounty hunters and makes a new career for herself as a freelance charm collector. She’s really good at finding rare artifacts.
A sword catches her eye and she knows who might buy it. Unfortunately the sword has a life of its own and causes trouble for Harlow.
This was such a fun read and I loved Harlow. This was a fresh take on the genre and I really enjoyed reading about this world.
I hope we get book 2 soon.
I really enjoyed this book. It is the first book in a new series, and while there is some unfinished business, the main conflict of this book was solved. The world, magic, and how the two have been separated form the ‘mundane’ world is interesting and new, even with some recognizable names of supernatural people. Harlow is a likable character who makes mistakes and isn’t perfect, and the other characters we meet along the way are unique and intriguing. I loved how much character the sword has, and I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book.
I enjoyed this story. It was a well written paranormal story that i didn’t wanna put down. Harlow is the main character and she was great. She is a charm collector and that is something i have never read about before so i enjoyed that part alot. She was such a good MC and she was my favorite part of the story. I am looking forward to reading more by this author in the future!
I freaking LOVE this book! Harlow is a fierce female lead and the addition of a sentient sword as a character in this story elevates it above so many others! Boy, does it ever get her in trouble. They are on the run just trying to survive while they try to work out what the heck is going on. You really need to give this book a try! I am SO excited for the next book.
- Action Book Tours
- Adventure Book Tours
- African-American Book Tours
- Anthology Book Tours
- Audible Review
- Audible Spotlight Tour
- BBW Book Tours
- Black Literature
- Blog Tour
- Book Spotlight Showcase
- Book Spotlight Showcase Tour
- Bully Book Tours
- Charity Book Tours
- Children Book Tours
- Christian Book Tours
- Clean Book Tours
- Coloring Book Tours
- Comedy Book Tours
- Coming Soon
- Coming Soon Tours
- Contemporary Fiction Book Tours
- Contemporary Romance Book Tours
- Cover Reveal
- Cozy Mystery Book Tours
- Crime Book Tours
- Dark Book Tours
- Dystopian Book Tours
- Educational Book Tours
- Erotic Book Tours
- Fae Book Tours
- Fairy Book Tours
- Fairy Tale Book Tours
- Family Book Tours
- Fantasy Book Tours
- Featured Adventure
- Featured African American
- Featured Bully
- Featured Charity
- Featured Children
- Featured Clean
- Featured Contemporary Romance
- Featured Dark
- Featured Fae
- Featured Family
- Featured Fantasy
- Featured Historical
- Featured MC
- Featured New Adult
- Featured Paranormal
- Featured Romance
- Featured Science Fiction
- Featured Suspense
- Featured Teen
- Featured Thriller
- Featured Western
- Featured Witch
- Featured Women's Fiction
- Featured Young Adult
- Ghost Book Tours
- Gothic Book Tours
- Historical Book Tours
- Holiday Book Tours
- Horror Book Tours
- Inspirational Book Tours
- Interracial Book Tours
- Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Blog
- Literary Fiction Book Tours
- Mafia Book Tours
- MC Book Tours
- Memoir Book Tours
- Middle Grade Tours
- Military Book Tours
- MM Book Tours
- Motorcycle Club Book Tours
- Multi Racial
- Music Book Tours
- Mystery Book Tours
- Mythology Book Tours
- Native American Book Tours
- New Adult Book Tours
- Non-Fiction Book Tours
- Occult Book Tours
- Paranormal Book Tours
- Poetry Book Tours
- Preorder Blitz
- Preorder Tours
- Release Blitz
- Rockstar Book Tours
- Romance Book Tours
- Sci-Fi Book Tours
- Self-Help Book Tours
- Spirituality Book Tours
- Sport Book Tours
- Supernatural Book Tours
- Suspense Book Tours
- Sweet Romance Book Tours
- Teen Book Tours
- Thriller Book Tours
- Vampire Book Tours
- Werewolf Book Tours
- Western Book Tours
- Witch Book Tours
- Women's Fiction Book Tours
- Young Adult Book Tours