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Of Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you love the world of magic, mystery and great characters you will love Of Magic and Scale by Natalina Reis. The story follows Aiden a laid back person who is looking to relax and chill in life until he meets the stoic character of Nael.

Nael is a protector for his little sister but when he gets put as prime suspect in the murders which have been discovered he enlists the help of a unlikely character in Aiden, but Nael has a secret and will this affect their relationship if found out. Will they discover who is committing these hideous crimes you will have to read the book. The with the interaction of the secondary characters this makes for a really entertaining book.

The chemistry between these two characters is great from the first time they meet and the story is a great read. You will turning the pages frantically to get to the next chapter and the writing brings the characters to life. I really enjoyed this book and this is not the first book I have read by Natalina and will not be the last.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Finn Cunningham

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales is a spicy take on the thriller genre! The author had me captured from the first chapter and I finished this book in a couple hours simply because I just couldn’t put it down! I love the chemistries and relationships in this book very much and I definitely reccomend giving this book a read! I personally haven’t read or seen a M/M story before, but was pleasantly surprised. It’s not something you see every day that deserve to be more common and this book is the perfect edition!

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a juicy fantasy thriller if I’ve ever read one and I’ve been excited to read it. I found this book to be entertaining, witty and a page-turner.
With a serial killer on the run, a perplexed enigma about Aiden’s former life, Aiden and Fouchard must walk on eggshells through two different worlds between magic and myth where they’re not in power or seeking victory.
Aiden Mercer has a beautiful life on the beach where he relaxes for a living especially after a life as a former respected detective. In the magical community, everybody is turning to him to solve the case of the serial killer on the loose to which he’d have to put his relaxation on hold again.
Naël is an argumentative merman raising and keeping his sister safe from harm. As a suspect of these murders, he seeks out Aiden’s help to prove his innocence. Naël knows Aiden will be unstoppable and hardworking to prove his innocence.
Naël and Aiden’s chemistry is secure and impassive but Naël is persistent while Aiden builds walls to keep him out. Their banter makes them vulnerable for a killer out to get them both.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Katie Matthews

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

I really like this author so I picked this book to read without reading the blurb, now I am not a fan of m/m books so I wasn’t sure I was going to like the story but I actually really did. I skipped over some of the parts but it didn’t make any difference to my enjoyment of the book. The authors writing as usual is magical and mysterious, she uses wonderful and vivid detail that helps you to imagine what you are reading. There was a good amount of romance and some suspense which really added to the story. I thought the pace and flow as good and the characters were really well developed.
A really good read and one that I would highly recommend!

@katiem

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Do you love a really well written story with a serial killer, murder, danger, mystery, the paranormal- as well as a sexy MM romance? Well that’s what you will find between the covers of this sublime story. Natalina Reis delivers yet another wonderful book- and having read all her works to date, I can honestly say that this is one of my favourites of hers, so far.
Aiden and Nael are such great characters- their chemistry is intense, adding an extra element of spice t the story. With Aiden’s past and the fact that Nael is a merman grabbed my attention right from the get-go. Then throw in the serial killer aspect, with an intriguing storyline, some suspense, danger, and dramatic developments- and I was hooked! I read this story in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down till I’d read every last word.
Looking forward to more from Ms. Reis!

Thank you, Natalina Reis!

 

Reviewed by @angela

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have yet to find a novel by Natalina Reis that I didn’t absolutely love and want to devour in one sitting, and Of Magic & Scales is no exception to the rule. I seriously love the way that Natalina can weave a tale full of magic and fable and make you feel as if you know these characters personally and are very much real. She makes me believe in the magic and I love the feelings I experience as I read her work! This is a MM romance so if that isn’t your thing don’t read but I bet it would make you a believer in the genre!

Of Magic & Scales is full of magic and adventure, laced with suspense and romance to break up the darkness of it all. I never can get enough of the characters that Reis creates but Aiden and Nael have a special spot in my heart for them and I am so hooked on their story. I love how the mystery is set up and can only hope that this means we will not only get more of this fabulous storyline but more of these characters that have sucked me in completely! I know I will be first in line to get my hands on the next one!

Review by @lizaileen
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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis a magical five-star read. I really enjoyed the mystery and the sounds of the ocean will just enrapture you. The world building and character descriptions are well done and will help you settle into the story, the murder mystery elements and the romance blend together to make you feel the story. It wasn’t my favourite M/M story, but it was well done and a good story overall and shows us the talent that Natalina Reis has as an author.

 

Review by @saraoxo

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Natalina Reis has caught my attention with the title of this book, Of Magic and Scales. Her stories always have a thought and preparation to deliver the right amount of details to think you know what is coming ahead. Then BAM! It goes in a totally different direction. This story is no different. Aiden was a respected detective in DC and now he is just trying to take it easy. There is a magical community that is looking for him, not to mention there is a killer on the loose. There is one DNA that is at the murders and it is no other than Merman Naël Fouchard. Can Aiden and Naël team up and find the murderer? Will there be some romance between them? I highly recommend reading this book to see what happens.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Karyn Taylor

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Of Magic and Scales is a great M/M fantasy, romantic thriller by Natalina Reis that had me captivated from the very beginning, right up to the very end. It is my first read by this author and I’m pretty sure it won’t be my last as I enjoyed this book very much.
I do like a good M/M romance but this one is that little bit different in that one of the main characters, Nael, is a merman (or merrow as they prefer to be called). If, like me you are wondering how to pronounce Nael’s name it’s pronounced Nuh/l/ (It was annoying me to the point that I messaged the author to ask!.
Aiden Mercer has been able to see magicals since he can remember and he’s not their biggest fan since he’s had a few unpleasant run in’s with some of them. That all changes when Nael Fourchard enters into his life. Many magicals are being murdered and Nael wants Aiden to help him find out who the killer is. Added to this is the incredible sexual chemistry between the 2 men although Aiden finds Nael very rude and abrupt and doesn’t like him very much.
What follows is a great tale of intrigue and mystery, delving into the world of witches, fairies, trolls and many other magical creatures as Aiden and Nael try to find the killer, putting their lives in great danger on many occasions.
This book has some great secondary characters, in particular Aiden’s assistant at his coffee shop and especially Nael’s younger sister Vee. I absolutely adored Vee. She has absolutely no filter and is hilarious.
This is a great read but has left some questions still to be answered (I’m not going to give any spoilers), so I’m really hoping that there is more to come from these fantastic characters.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Initially I found the writing style a little challenging to get into, however after the first couple of chapters I caught the flow. Of course, then I couldn’t put it down. Of Magic and Scales is a meandering mystery story It takes it’s time and introduces several magical creatures along the way. Aiden trying to come to terms with himself added dimension to the story. And, Naël is someone you kind of love to hate. He is irritating and rude, but he also cares about Aiden in his own way. I could really identify with Aiden’s desire to just live a low-key life without drama. Unfortunately, as in real life, you don’t always get what you wish for.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I’m wondering if there will be another book because I would definitely read more!

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