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Postmortem is an Amazing Sequel
May 2, 2018
** Review Courtesy of All Things UF **
I’m always a little nervous reading the sequel to a book I loved. Plenty of sequel’s drop the ball and don’t live up to the first book. That is NOT the case for POSTMORTEM. POSTMORTEM is an even better book than FLATLINE is, and it keeps the characters and the story of Medicine and Magic going strong.
Kate being an ER doctor trying to complete her residency is what drew me to the Medicine and Magic series. There were plenty of ER scenes in FLATLINE and those were some of the highlights of the book. However, the plot of FLATLINE focused on Kate being a doctor, not on the ER. The plot of POSTMORTEM revolves around some crazy magical occurrences happening while Kate is working at the ER. POSTMORTEM is exactly what I hoped Medicine and Magic would bring to urban fantasy, a fresh breath of air and a new perspective for a main character.
My only complaint about FLATLINE was the magic system, almost nothing was explained about how the magic worked. People just threw around spells or pulled on raw magic. POSTMORTEM gives a little more in depth description of the magic system. Kate has ignored her magic her whole life and tried not to learn about it, so since the story is told through her eyes, there didn’t seem to be any solid rules to the magic system. As Kate learns more about how magic work, we get so understand the magic system in the Medicine and Magic series more. It is still far from a true hard magic system, but there’s a little less handwavium in POSTMORTEM.
The world of Medicine and Magic also continues to grow in POSTMORTEM, Kate learns that the veil is in place to hold back more than just demons. In addition to that she discovers much more about her own magic and many hints about where it might come from. And once again, all this information is provided to us, the readers, without any info dumping.
POSTMORTEM took a slightly different turn then I expected when it comes to the romance that was slowly building up in FLATLINE, and I loved it. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say any more, except to state that the romance in POSTMORTEM follows in the slow burn fashion, staying far away from the insta-lust I dread.
POSTMORTEM continues the great Medicine and Magic series, improving the world building and magic system, and enhancing the story and characters from FLATLINE. I highly recommend this series, and can’t wait for the next book.