Devon Monk: Allie Beckstrom Series #9

Magic-For-A-Price-screen-e1343064569908Title: Magic for a Price
Author: Devon Monk
Publisher: Roc Fantasy: Penguin
Release Date: 2012
Price: $7.99
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First Sentence: I never expected cookies at the end of the world.

Back cover blurb: But everything was not normal. Not at all. We were about to enter a war with two of the most powerful creatures who had ever used magic. And we were nowhere near ready for this fight.

For most of her life, Allison Beckstrom has used magic and accepted the heavy price it exacts. But now that all magic is poisoned, it’s no longer just using people-it’s killing them.

With Portland about to descend into chaos, Allie needs to find a way to purify the wells of tainted magic beneath the city. But the only options left to her are grim: attempt to close down magic forever or follow her father’s plan to get magic into the right hands-even though she’s learned never to trust his word.

Now Allie will have to make a choice and face the darkness of her deepest fears before time runs out for them all…