Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell #4) by Jenn Bennett


The fourth and final installment of a "riveting" (RT Book reviews) urban fantasy series about a renegade mage and the demons who love her.

Complicated does not begin to describe Arcadia Bell's life right now: unnatural magical power, another brush with death, and a murderous mother who's not only overbearing but determined to take permanent possession of Cady's body. Forced to delve deep into the mystery surrounding her own birth, Cady must uncover which evil spell her parents cast during her conception…and how to reverse it. Fast. As she and her lover Lon embark on a dangerous journey through her magical past, Lon's teenage son Jupe sneaks off for his own investigation. Each family secret they uncover is darker than the last, and Cady, who has worn many identities—Moonchild, mage, fugitive—is about to add one more to the list.

Expected publication: May 27th 2014 by Pocket

My review:

It hasnt been long since I fell in love with this series and read first three books in less than two days. If I knew it would have ended this quickly, I would have read it more slowly. The funny thing is, I didnt even know this was the las Arcadia Bell book until the last few chapters and the epilogue. I was devestated but some authors could take a page from Jenn Bennetts book (not literally) and end the series when it is their time, not drag it out. Arcadia Bell series came to its natural end even though I am sad it ended and I would love to read more about Cady, Lon and Jupe. Cady Bell is one of the most interesting and kick ass female characters I ever had a pleasure of reading about. She doesnt avoid her problems, she faces them head on. her relationship with Lon is rock solid and she doesnt look for drama. Lon Butler is a fiercly protective, smart and hot man (and he is a man, not a boy), one of the best book boyfriends ever. The chemistry and love flowing between those two made me swoon on multiple occasions. Jupe is still the heart of this story. He brings joy and humor, he is also always willing to help and he is friendly. I loved hw everything worked out, the ultimate fight between mother (if you could call her that) and daughter was amazingly written, no fooling around. The epilogue melted my heart and I was happy with how their lives looked. I will miss these characters and their antiques but I am glad to have enjoyed this series so much.


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