I’ve been a huge fan of the Medicine and Magic series from the first book, and HEMORRHAGE does a great job of continuing the series. HEMORRHAGE is the fourth book in the series, and that gives it the advantage of having a strong world and a vibrant cast of characters to call upon and create a great story, without bogging the story down with world building.
In HEMORRHAGE, Kate makes leaps and bounds with her internal conflict. Throughout Medicine and Magic she’s been getting more and more comfortable with her involvement in the world of magic, but in HEMORRHAGE she finally steps into that role and accepts it even if she doesn’t quite embrace it yet.
The growing magic system and world building behind the magic is what made HEMORRHAGE a 5 bat book for me. I haven’t hated the magic system in Medicine and Magic, but I wasn’t much of a fan. In the first three books it’s little better than handwavium, but in HEMORRHAGE the magic system really comes to life and starts to fall into place with rules and limitations that I felt were missing before. I’m now definitely a fan of the magic system, but I hope to see it improving more and more with future books.
There was more resolution in HEMORRHAGE than the rest of the series, but I hope ANAPHYLAXIS starts to really answer some of the long running mysteries in the Medicine and Magic series. I’m really looking forward to reading ANAPHYLAXIS next month!
A wonderful world, well thought out. A super plot and good characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the latest book in the medicine and magic series. As much as I love these books I wish the characters pulled me in to the point where if I thought a key character had died or betrayed the main character I would want to cry... and instead I am pulled along by the plot. It's not a bad thing that the plot is compelling however it means that there is just a little something missing for me, which would turn the book into a real winner.
I love when an author can build characters with stamina, strength of convictions, admit when wrong, overcome obstacles, humor, and a touch of romance. This series fulfills all my expectations. I really don't want this storyline to end. Read in the order written, this keeps you informed, plus embracing the building of Kate 's learning curve.
I am enjoying the premise of the series, but as other reviewers have mentioned I dont feel an emotional connection. The main character is passionate about her patients yet comes across as completely disassociated when confronted with personal tragedy and even more so when a hidden truth is revealed. I've preordered the next in the series but unless there is some resolution in where this book left off, I won't buy another. I have no interest in a character so shallow to chase after yet another rainbow while ignoring the potential gold at their feet just to sell another book.
SA Magnusson's Medicine and Magic Book 4 was a super read! It not only matched the first three books in the series but went deeper, darker, and farther. Kate is dealing with her medical residency and her unknown magic. Can she keep her worlds apart ... or should she merge them? I highly recommend this book and series!