About Marked by Azurite by Celine Jeanjean
You know that sickly feeling in the pit of your stomach when things have not just gone wrong, but very, very wrong?
Yeah, that feeling.
Like when you find yourself alone, facing off against an angry pontianak, a type of Asian vampire, who on top of being powerful, magical, and deadly, hates your guts.
At the time the risk seemed worth it to find out more about my magic.
Now? I wish I’d just stuck to barbering the supernatural. Given my weak magic, I’m going to have to find a way to talk myself out of this. Fast.
Review of Marked by Azurite
The 4th book in the Razor’s Edge Chronicles dives deeper into Apiya’s unknown past while putting her uncomfortably up close and personal with her mortal enemy.
Marked by Azurite continues to explore the contentious relationship between the Mayak (magical beings) and humans, while people like Apiya – the Touched (slightly magical humans) – are caught in the cross-fire. It all takes place on the island nation of Panong. I am fascinated with this colorful location, both the land and the people.
Apiya will travel to visit the Akha tribe based on a lead that possibly they might know something about who/what she is. I should mention, that in order make this trip, Apiya will have to leave the safety of her home after having been attacked by Yue, an angry pontianak. Chai tries to talk her out of it, but in the end, as the friend I know him to be, Chai will always accompany Apiya on her crazy, dangerous quest. Chai is the best friend everybody needs.
Apiya’s other best friend is her dog Hunter. After her near death experience Apiya says “Just cuddle your dog…” Dog people will love Hunter.
Cat people will get a kick out of Tim (the talking cat). Even Apiya is warming up to Tim, although neither Apiya or Tim will be admitting liking the other anytime soon. Their relationship is a constant source of humor.
Marked by Azurite provides more juicy background on the Mayaks – Sarroch and Mr. Sangong. And my view of them continues to evolve. Sarroch, as the helpful ally and impossible love interest for Apiya, has become the unreliable associate (you will have to read to find out why). And Mr. Sangong, who is Apiya’s unreliable mentor, is becoming more dependable.
I am absolutely crazy about these books! Each one is a short novel and should be read in order. My recommendation is that you grab them all and binge the entire series.
Thanks to the author who provided a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review.
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