Title: Notes of Magic
Series: The Bohemians, #1
Author: Jessica Bucher
Publication Date: February 24th 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Enchanted city. Old magic. New threat.
Taq, a young fiddler, comes to Prague with dreams of joining the Bohemians—a band of immortal, magic-wielding street performers. With a mission to right past wrongs, things don’t go as planned when he meets the beautiful performer, Katia. Now, he must decide if revealing his secret is worth losing her heart.
Katia has spent one hundred years chained to the city, broken-hearted and silent,
waiting for her chance to be free. But with an impending threat on Bohemia itself and a mysterious newcomer, peace is starting look farther than ever. Now she must decide if she should trust Taq or put her faith in the one who broke her heart—the tyrannical Magistrate of Bohemia.
Curses can be broken, but at what cost?
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About the Author
Jessica Bucher is a Young Adult author living in Texas with her husband and children. Her first book, The Hereafter, was published in 2016. When she’s not writing, editing, or chasing her kids, she can be found scrolling through Facebook or planning her next travel adventure.
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Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher is the first book in The Bohemians series. Now, this wasn’t just about the cover. The synopsis charmed me as well. This book talks about the Bohemians, a community filled with magic, art and music.
Katia, a Bohemian used to sing with her enchanting voice but it’s been a century since she last uttered a word. Taq is a fiddle player who travelled to Prague to see the Bohemians. The two eventually fell in love with each other but they have their own secrets. They belong in completely different worlds.
I liked the idea behind the Bohemians. They are talented artists (musicians and magicians alike) that are immortal. They trade 100 years of their lives to the Magistrate in exchange of immortality and service. The author did a very good job in choosing the best words to describe everything. I fell in love with Prague and loved music even more. Though, I’m not the artistic type but I greatly appreciate art.
It was an amazing read! The idea and the setting were delightfully put together. An easy read because of the words chosen by the author. Characters are wonderfully developed. Unexpected turn of events. Shocking truth and revelations.
Notes of Magic is a frustratingly amazing read. I swear! The story was flowing smoothly until after I’ve reached the second half wherein the author starts throwing plot twists to the reader. It was quite irritating but I think it was one of the things that made me want to continue reading.
The ending was unpredictable and I admit I wasn’t that satisfied. Though, I still can’t wait to read the second book! Overall, I rate Notes of Magic, 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this to someone who’s looking for an exceptional read.
“Don’t wait to live your life, Katia. Don’t wait for freedom to feel free. Don’t waste one minute.”
“It’s when our hopes are highest that they have the farthest to fall.”
Perhaps this change you fear is just the future you are finally ready to face.
Be careful what you promise.
Be careful with your heart.
Be careful what you might regret later.
She felt the verge of words on her lips. Unspoken promises between them. Unfelt apologies. Wasted time. Unrequited love. And so much regret.
“When I told you that I was too broken to love, you told me ‘the best love is love without reason’.”
“Yes,” she answered, squeezing his hand. “But you were wrong. The best love is love without self. I love you too much to let you get yourself killed. You may hate me for it, but I can’t let you go.”
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