Hive Magic is the gripping addition to Sarah K.L. Wilson’s Empire of War & Wings series and this is a book that you’re not going to want to miss. Aella is back. Juste is gravely injured…by her hand and Osprey is struggling the magical demand to harm/kill her in turn. Now, the race is on to get Juste to a city and a healer so that Aella can make an escape to get away from him and survive to be a part of the revolution. But a wicked twist of fate awaits them on their journey and it will only serve to bring to light another danger…a hidden evil that is waiting for the perfect time to strike.
Hive Magic is such an engaging novel that I honestly found it hard to put down. Aella still has her infuriating moments, but she is truly an engaging character just the same. Aella is given the task to strengthen her bees because she is going to need them and all that they can afford her. Life is really handing Aella some hard moments and tasks in this book. I was more than eager to see if she would rise to challenges ahead of her.
She’s still frustrating though even with everything that Zayana has already told her. It’s like she refuses to truly understand what she’s been told. I mean…she knows that Osprey is being held captive in some form or another magically. Something precious to him is held hostage, but still she risks her life and the life of her loved ones to lash out at Juste. I can’t help but get irritated with her when she constantly wants to get mad at him when if she would just wait for the RIGHT moment…then things wouldn’t be like they are. But then the author throws in a HUGE twist that has my jaw dropping and me almost ready to scream with excitement.
Things rarely go the way we would want to for the good guys, but I’m practically chomping at the bit because things go well for the bad guys!! I was like…say no!!! Don’t accept it!! Make him step up!! But…the author says…there is a reason for this…now just wait…and see where this goes. There is so much tension in this book that it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The cliffhanger that the author leaves this book on is one that I am eagerly and hungrily anticipating the next book in this series. I neeeeed to have it!! There is so much going on and I can’t get enough of these characters. I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. If you read the first book and loved it then I encourage you to grab this book. If you are curious about these books, then I highly encourage you to grab book one and dive in to this world of mysterious magic and danger! You won’t be disappointed!