Publisher: Signet Eclipse
My Copy: Library
In the ten years since magic has reemerged in the world, witches have become feared and hunted. For weeks Shea Jameson has been haunted by visions of fire. When she unintentionally performs a spell in public, she becomes one of the hunted. Her only hope is Torin, a dangerously sensual man who claims to be her eternal mate.
Visions Of Magic is the first book in the “Awakening” series for Regan Hastings. I enjoyed this book a lot. It combined my love for the paranormal, mystery and hot men..which is always awesome for me to find when I pick up a book.
Shea is a woman who has been fighting her past for some time. She has denied the surges of witchcraft running through her body and tried to stop the inevitable. With hunters on the loose trying to destroy all witches, Shea just wants a normal life as a school teacher. But people are quick to point fingers and with Sheas family tree already containing those burned at the stake she is constantly on the run. When she is attacked and her magic leaks out, she is cornered by those that want to see her dead.
Torin has been watching his witch through incarnation after incarnation for centuries. He certainly isn’t going to stand around now while she is being cornered. Being the hero is something that has been ingrained in the soul that she alone can set on fire. Shea doesn’t want to trust this stranger that says he is her soul mate, but when he jailbreaks her she doesn’t have much of a choice.
The Awakening of the witches is upon them. They must find and contain an artifact hundreds of years old if they have any chance of saving this world they doomed so long ago.
This book had me from page one to the last sentence. It’s filled with pulse pounding action and a story line to keep you coming back for more. Torin is a smoking hot Eternal who only has eyes for Shea. Seriously, how romantic to wait centuries for your soul mate. Until the one lifetime when she remembers her past and touches you once more. *le sigh*.
The villain in the book leads me to believe there are more people involved then what we were shown in this book. This book is just a taste of the battle that will ensue I’m sure. However, a power hungry witch is never a good thing. Especially one so strong. I would have liked more on the President of The United States position. We are given a brief glimpse into the bigger picture, so I can only assume that will be delved into more fully in future books.
The underlying theme of difference really made the book for me. The human race is fickle and we tend to shy away from difference. What would you do if witches were real? Would you turn your neighbor in? Your best friend? Out of fear of the unknown? Or would you stand and fight for those you love? Books that make me think always win in the end.
I give Visions Of Magic by Regan Hastings 4 stars!