Book Review: Deception by B.C. Burgess

  • Review: Deception Deception iBooks copy
  • Series: Mystic #3
  • Author: B. C. Burgess
  • Release Date: Expected publication: April 13th 2013
  • Received From: B. C. Burgess
  • Rating: Perfect!!!! 5/5!


Layla Callaway has found comfort in her new role as a coven member, and she’s declared her love for the heartthrob who led her home, but as beautiful as her life appears, it’s shadowed by the evil threatening to rip it away.

After years of meaningless flings, Quin Kavanagh has finally found love in Layla and yearns to keep her close, but the strength and longevity of their relationship is tested by Finley, a powerful wizard who promises to rid Layla’s life of danger… then claim her as his reward.

The Enemy
They’ve attacked once, leaving Layla with grievous injuries, and the worst has yet to come. The Stranger has drawn closer than anyone knows. And with the disappearance of his lieutenant, Agro is on a rampage, determined to get his witch… or make her family pay.

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they’ll find themselves invested in Layla’s fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

My thoughts:

More fan girl time!!! OH MY GOD! Yes I’m absolutely fan girling! I just finished book three of the Mystic Series and I have to say again, OH MY GOD!

If you read my first two reviews on Descension and Impassion, then you know that I am in love with B. C. Burgess’s writing. This story just keeps getting better and better. I was lucky enough to do a tour for book one and I am sooooo glad that I did. I am completely in love with these characters, but let me tell you why…

This story expands as you read. You really get a feeling that the characters are moving and changing as the books progresses. The fact that the romance was very soft in book one and intensified in book two just made me more curious about what would happen in book three. And B. C. Burgess has a way of NOT letting you down.

The drama that this coven faces is … well, for lack of a better word while my brain is all ga ga, is dramatic. We’re reminded that Layla has only been with the coven for a week and not a day goes by that something doesn’t happen, whether good or bad. And they equal in drama, the good matches the bad in so many marvelous ways. And the way Layla is able to look at life after she has gone through SOOO much just makes me love her all the more.

Not all of the characters are all fun and games though. I said in my review for Impassion that I wanted to get to know more about Finley. A little less than half way through Deception, I learned that he is just not my type of guy at all. He is trying to do things for Layla, and you might have a different opinion of him, but damn it Finley, she loves Quin! Leave the girl alone! We do find a out a lot more about him in Deception, finally! And he’s an integral part of what is going on in Layla’s life. The way B. C. Burgess writes his character is absolutely phenomenal. You just never know if you can trust that guy.

My favorite character is by far Alana. This girl… oh my. She is the perfect person to have around when you need to smile. But I think most kids are like that, but Alana just has something about her that really pulls at your heart and every scene with her just makes me smile!

The plot, once again was phenomenal! The pacing of the relationship is a bit fast, even though it spans over three books, it really is only a bit over ten days. But that doesn’t stop me from just loving the way the two of them work together. And the pacing of the plot is just as great. You never know what is around the corner, and this book definitely held some surprises!!!

This is definitely an ongoing series and should not be read without reading the first two, and although it ended wonderfully, it is another cliff hanger!! I’ll definitely be in line for book three the day it hits those shelves!

About the author:

I’m a small town girl with big dreams and a wild imagination. I’m addicted to coffee and writing. The combination is my idea of heaven. I read every day, if only to my young son, whom I hope to someday inspire with my passion for writing.

I love hearing from my readers, so feel free to contact me through any of the links below.

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  1. Incredible review!!! Thank you ❤

    1. My pleasure!!! Now I must have book four!!! 😉

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