Throwing Shade (Magic After Midlife, #1) by Deborah Wilde

Throwing Shade (Magic After Midlife, #1)

Published: March 15th 2021

Publisher: Te Da Media Inc

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb:

She’s ditching her shapewear, owning her hormones, and letting her magic fly free.
Underestimate her. That’ll be fun.

It’s official. Miriam Feldman is killing it in the midlife crisis department. She’s mastered boredom, aced invisibility, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in smiling and playing nice in her post-divorce life. But when a drink with a “good guy” goes sideways, Miriam snaps, and in a cold dark rage unleashes a rare and powerful shadow magic.

To make matters worse, her best friend goes missing and Miri is thrust into a world of hidden magic, vampires, and a legacy of hatred aimed directly at her. Hard to say which is more dangerous, this spiderweb of supernatural power plays, the grumpy French wolf shifter she’s teamed up with, or Miri herself, kicking butt and rediscovering the woman who got lost along the way.

But lines get blurred in the shadows, and if she’s not careful, she could lose everyone she loves. She’ll have to turn her invisibility into strength and pray they never see her coming.

Forty isn’t the new twenty. It’s better.

My Review:

I love a more mature heroine. Its not just young twenty-some things who get to start over, have adventures and kick ass. Miri has hidden her magic since her parents tragic death and so we are seeing the magical world from the perspective of someone who while aware of the magical world is still a newbie.

The beginning was a little confusing as the author introduced characters by their name but didn’t always explain who they were. The most glaring is Eli, Miri’s ex husband. Miri mentions him a few times but its only when he appeared in person that we actually know who she is referring to.

I really want to know more about Laurent and his past. I expect a lobe connection to start developing with Miri in the next book. The author has certainly piqued my interest and I will be checking in with this series again.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.

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