Thanks to the mindspeech lessons she’s receiving from the black dragon, Lily is temporarily benched from Unit Twelve—until her brain acclimates and the risk of total burnout passes. At least she has her new husband, lupi Rule Turner, to keep her occupied.
But when her mentor calls in a favor and sends Lily to a murder scene, she’s suddenly back on active status—despite the hallucinations she can’t keep at bay. With one touch, Lily knows the man was killed by magic, but her senses don’t warn her how far the conspiracy goes…
A shadowy force within the government wants to take Unit Twelve down, and they don’t mind killing to achieve their goal. With none of her usual resources, Lily is up against impossible odds–because with her mind in disarray, she can’t trust anything she sees.
What I liked: The world building is one of my favorite things about this series. Ms Wilks has never done an info dump. She "grows" the world slowly so you feel like everything that is happening to the characters is happening to you. And the good part, it's still growing!
The characters are also utterly fantastically written. They've also matured with each book and each situation they find themselves meeting and fighting for their lives. The complexities involved with this series never fail to amaze me. Besides the world building and the characters, the plot for each book is intricate and the "bad guys" always have a hidden agenda. The suspense of just exactly what the end plot it always catches me by surprise.
Ms Wilks, in my opinion, never takes the easy way out of any situation. It's logical, heart pounding and sometimes for some characters deadly. I find myself holding back on my "like" for some of the characters because I'm afraid something bad or life changing is going to happen to them.
In Mind Magic, Lily Yu is dealing with the after effects of learning "mind speak". She has hallucinations and her mate bond is so messed up she and Rule are suffering through the process. Lily is not one to sit quietly on the sidelines and is almost relieved to be sent on a mission neither her boss nor the dragon can tell her about. They just know she needs to be where they're sending her for a very important reason. The down side, Rule cannot accompany her as he "needs" to be where he currently is, again for a very important reason. And then things get extremely interesting for all the main characters.
We have characters getting framed for crimes there's no way they committed them and characters missing without a trace. Sounds good, huh? Believe me, it is. We also get to meet Demi/Danny. I really hope she'll become a regular in the series. She is "gifted" but also suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
What I didn't like: Mine Magic is definitely a Rule/Lily book but they are seldom together due to the plot. I love seeing them work things out as a team and how much they respect each other's opinions. I did miss it a bit but the plot had characters spread out all over the place, which made it suspenseful and exciting.
Overall, a great read with creative writing and pretty of suspense.
Highly Recommended (please start at the beginning of the series and don't miss the short stories or novellas in between).