Top positive review
Still a great series! Looking forward to more!
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2018
MALIGNANT MAGIC continues what is fast becoming one of my favorite series this year, the Medicine and Magic series. Kate is really starting to embrace her magic and her role in the local supernatural community, while still hunting for clues about her own heritage.
MALIGNANT MAGIC still beautifully blends medicine and Kate’s job at the ER into the story without seeming forced. I also liked that there was less of Kate saying she had to go into work so she couldn’t do something else. There’s still some of that, but it wasn’t quite as often. I felt that fits well with Kate being more willing to help out with supernatural problems instead of just trying to ignore them.
The magic system in Medicine and Magic is getting a lot more fleshed out with each installment, and I’m really enjoying it. It’ll never be a true hard magic system, but it has a lot more to it than just handwavium.
However, MALIGNANT MAGIC isn’t a 5 bat book like the previous two were. Kate has made a lot of progress, and I love seeing that. But there hasn’t been a loose end tied up yet, and it is starting to get frustrating. There were a couple of times in MALIGNANT MAGIC where Kate learned a few little pieces of information, but not enough to satisfy me. It’s time for some resolution in Medicine and Magic. I'm not looking for the series to be over. I hope to read many more books in Medicine and Magic, but closing up a few loose ends and opening up new plot lines would be great.
I really enjoyed MALIGNANT MAGIC, and I’ve already preordered HEMORRHAGE. I’ve got a lot of high hopes for Medicine and Magic and I trust that SA Magnusson won’t let me down.