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Book Review: Seeking Dr Magic by Scott Spotson

March 3, 2014

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Seeking Dr Magic by Scott SpotsonSeeking Dr. Magic by Scott Spotson
Published by Createspace on 25th March 2013
Pages: 242
Source: Author
Goodreads
four-stars
Chaos reigns around the world. Strange creatures, accorded the title "Phantom Ninjas" by the media, are leaping off tall buildings and somersaulting back up without any scratch - and then disappear. There follows more spontaneous acts of magic, confounding the world. Who - or what - is responsible? In the middle of the mystery arrives Detective Hetfield, a private investigator just recently released from the FBI due to an on-the-job injury. Hetfield, accustomed to fame as a star witness in the murder trial of a beloved actress, uses the media to put forward the theory that a person of extraordinary magical powers is behind all the incidents, and labels him Dr. Magic. Hetfield gets much more than what he bargained for when that powerful being does exist - in the form of a young man long disillusioned with his past - and cruelly takes him up on his offer.
For lovers of light-hearted and fun novels involving magic.

 

If reading Harry Potter has taught me anything, it’s that I adore books with magic in them. Unsurprisingly, then, that I really, really, enjoyed Seeking Dr. Magic and its blend of sci-fi, fantasy and mystery.

Tony wasn’t my most favourite main character ever. He had his moments, but I honestly didn’t really like him all that much! He was almost driven solely by this bizarre hunger for fame, but soon learned that fame came with a price – it almost got him killed! He was very interesting to follow though – his obsession with Dr. Magic was the drive for the plot and he used all his FBI knowledge to solve the mystery surrounding Dr. Magic and his past.

Dr. Magic was an exceptional character. Seriously. I was not expecting to be blown away by his character, but I totally was. I just wanted to know as much as possible about him, and that definitely kept me turning the pages at a blistering rate! I liked his ending too. It veered very close to a cheesy happily ever after, but Spotson managed to reign it in enough to keep it satisfying without being too twee.

I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, particularly adult sci-fi, but this was one of the rare gems that grabbed hold of me on the first page and refused to let me go until the story was over.