Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves, #1)
Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael is surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. To make matters worse, she was recently snubbed by Crowe-the dangerous and enigmatic leader of Hawthorne's kindled motorcycle gang, the Devils' League.
When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor spreads that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her abilities. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.
Sexy and suspenseful, Devils and Thieves delivers on the bewitching combination of magic and motorcycle gangs.
The family dynamics--This was a tight familial unit--every part moved together with a purpose. Even when there was a spat, they stuck together.
The magic: Magic in books can really be enjoyable--especially when the author makes it feel tangible real the way the author does here.
Jemmie: Although she doubted herself, she didn't let it stop her from doing what needs to be done. It's admirable.
What I didn't like: This is not really a complaint, more of a want. The romance aspect wasn't a focus, and that was okay--but more would have been nice. But, being that this is a part one--that gives the reader something to hope for, maybe more of Crowe and Jemmie? And answers from that creepy, and sort of open-ended ending.
Expect to hear more from this cast of characters--because there's definitely more to see here.