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Broke, Almost Homeless, And Recently Fired Those Are My Official Reasons For Answering A Wanted Ad For A Skeevy Looking Bartender GigIt Went Downhill The Moment They Asked Me To Do A Trial Shift Instead Of An Interview To See If I D Mesh With Their Special Clientele I Think That Part Went Great Their Customers Were Complete Dickheads, And I Was An Asshole Right Back That S The Definition Of Fitting In, Right I Expected To Get Thrown Out On My Ass Instead, They Offered Me The Job It Turns Out This Place Isn T A Bar It S A Guild And The Three Cocky Guys I Drenched With A Margarita During My Trial Yeah, They Were Mages Either I M Exactly The Kind Of Takes No Shit Bartender This Guild Needs, Or There S A Good Reason No One Else Wants To Work HereSo What S A Broke Girl To Do Take The Job, Of Course With A Pay Raise Note The Three Mages Are Definitely Sexy, But This Series Isn T A Reverse Harem It S % Fun, Sassy, Fast Paced Urban FantasyTori Has No Problem Getting Herself Into Trouble In Every Book In The Guild Codex Series, But Each One Is A Complete Adventure No Cliffhanger Endings THE GUILD CODEX SPELLBOUNDThree Mages And A Margarita Dark Arts And A Daiquiri Two Witches And A Whiskey


10 thoughts on “Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1)

  1. ✶Rachelle✶ ✶Rachelle✶ says:

    4.5 starsMagic guilds, Elemental mages and psychics and other magic people, strong sense of friendship and loyalty..what does this remind me of Oh yeah..Say hello to theadult, urban fantasy version of Fairy Tail, one of my FAVORITE ANIMES OF ALL TIME I mean Erza is even my profile pic I don t know if the similarities are wishful thinking on my part or if the author took inspiration from Fairy Tail, but either way I was SO EXCITED with the connections I was making I devoured thi 4.5 starsMagic guilds, Elemental mages and psychics and other magic people, strong sense of friendship and loyalty..what does this remind me of Oh yeah..Say hello to theadult, urban fantasy version of Fairy Tail, one of my FAVORITE ANIMES OF ALL TIME I mean Erza is even my profile pic I don t know if the similarities are wishful thinking on my part or if the author took inspiration from Fairy Tail, but either way I was SO EXCITED with the connections I was making I devoured this book in 1.5 sittings the 0.5 being the little I was able to read during my break at work Annette Marie writes some of the best action scenes I ve read, and she just keeps getting better I literally could not put my Kindle down because I had to know what happened next Her writing style never fails to suck me in to the fictional world she has created, cravingof everything Three Mages and a Margarita delivered it all.The one thing I wish was different was knowingabout the main character, Tori She has a past, but it is just briefly mentioned in the story Since this is the first of a series I m assuming a trilogy , I m sure this will be addressed in future books But for the initial connection to the main character, a littlebackground information would have been nice A solid read I can t wait for the next book When you get an ARC from one of your favorite authors


  2. Kristen Burns Kristen Burns says:

    4 StarsReview I received an ecopy of this book from the author This has not influenced my review The blurb says this book is a fun, sassy, fast paced urban fantasy, and I gotta say, that is actually a highly accurate description Tori, our main character, was one of those heroines who is full of sass and attitude and runs her mouth off or does impulsive things even when she shouldn t, and that s normally a type of character I m not fond of But her short temper was kind of understandable in th 4 StarsReview I received an ecopy of this book from the author This has not influenced my review The blurb says this book is a fun, sassy, fast paced urban fantasy, and I gotta say, that is actually a highly accurate description Tori, our main character, was one of those heroines who is full of sass and attitude and runs her mouth off or does impulsive things even when she shouldn t, and that s normally a type of character I m not fond of But her short temper was kind of understandable in the situations and was balanced by her determination, hard work, intelligence, and courage, so I ended up liking her and finding her easy to root for regardless.The other main characters, the three mages mentioned in the title a pyromage, an electromage, and an aeromage , were fun and sexy and had awesome powers, but they were also loyal and sweet when it mattered I don t feel like I got to know them super well, but this was only the first book in a series My favorite though was Ezra he was the most kind and soft spoken of the bunch.There was also some disability rep since Ezra is blind in one eye He wasn t a POV character, but I loved that the author still found a way to make it realistic instead of just tossing it in as an affectation and mentioned things like his depth perception not being good.My favorite thing though was the magic system It was detailed and organized, and I loved how much thought was put into it I also loved how it included so many different types of abilities and magic users mages, sorcerers, witches, alchemists, healers, telekinetics, telepaths, claireaudients, diviners, andthat we haven t even seen yet.As for everything else The pace was fast The writing was easy to read Overall, it was a solid start to a new urban fantasy series.Recommended For Anyone who like mysterious stories, nature y witches, and forest magic Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight


  3. Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛ Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛ says:

    09 17 2018 Read for the second time This book has been out for only three days and I have fully read it twice already and skimmed through it a third time I love it This review MAY contain spoilers Read at your own risk.This book was a glorious adventure and it was just what I needed right now Annette Marie has broken the mold and shattered my expectations yet again Just when I think that she is super clever for coming up with imaginative, complex fantasy worlds she releases another and I a 09 17 2018 Read for the second time This book has been out for only three days and I have fully read it twice already and skimmed through it a third time I love it This review MAY contain spoilers Read at your own risk.This book was a glorious adventure and it was just what I needed right now Annette Marie has broken the mold and shattered my expectations yet again Just when I think that she is super clever for coming up with imaginative, complex fantasy worlds she releases another and I am swept away again If you are as clever as she is, you ll jump on her bandwagon and ride the magical waves of urban fantasy with us.So, yeah Marie creates such captivating fantasy worlds Not only is this world and all of her other fantasy worlds creative, but it is also damn intriguing There are different magical systems that are detailed and just plain awesome There is a magical governing body, magic guilds, and supernatural creatures There are so many fun and compelling elements that are crafted into this world There was clearly a lot of thought and research put into this world This book was different from Marie s other books in that it has a self contained plot Marie has said that this series will be episodic So while elements of the series will carry over to other books, each book of the series will have its own story While I typically tend to stick to book series that have plots that encompass the entire series as opposed to single books in a series, the changeup in style did not negatively impact my reading at all So if you are hesitant to try the series because of this, I would urge you to still read this book I was still able to appreciate the story The story did seem muchfast paced than Marie s other books And while some serious things do occur in the book, the overall feeling was much lighter than her other books I think the lighter feel and the fast pacing works well with the self contained plot The characters in this series were a true delight I fell in love with these characters so quickly Like, crazy fast The main character is spunky, feisty, and fierce I immediately liked her Her three mage companions were just as likable They each bring a different flavor into the story And no, this isn t a reverse harem story so put that out of your head But if that s your thing then good on you It just doesn t apply here And if I am being honest, I loved not having any inclination which way the romance in the story would go With so many options, my mind was whirling I also really appreciated the underlying themes hidden in the story Friendship, trust, self reliance, prejudice, and conviction all show up in the story in one way or another Overall, Annette Marie is a storytelling Queen and you are mad if you do not read this Pick this book up and fall into a world you ll want to stay in with characters that you ll want to stay with This book will make you laugh, will make you root for the heroine, will give you the hella hot mage feels and will make you cravestories from Annette Marie And while you are at it, pick up her Steel Stone series, her spin off Spell Weaver series, and or her Red Winter series Once you read one of Marie s books you will be under her spell I am so stoked to read the next book in this series More reviews on my blog Novel Nerd Faction


  4. mith mith says:

    find this review others on my blog I think I ve said this before, but whatever I love Annette Marie s books and I ll read anything of hers at this point Anything.I was ecstatic when Marie announced two new series, one of them being this one I was just waiting forinfo to come in cover reveals, character reveals, blurbs, all that good stuff And each new teaser just got me hyped up all the .That being said, I was extremely satisfied with Three Mages and a Margarita Despite the t find this review others on my blog I think I ve said this before, but whatever I love Annette Marie s books and I ll read anything of hers at this point Anything.I was ecstatic when Marie announced two new series, one of them being this one I was just waiting forinfo to come in cover reveals, character reveals, blurbs, all that good stuff And each new teaser just got me hyped up all the .That being said, I was extremely satisfied with Three Mages and a Margarita Despite the title being a mouthful though I do appreciate the alliteration the book was super fun It has a voice y character, funny quips, and lots of friendly camaraderie that I really loved reading.Tori was a really fun character In all her other books all eleven of them Marie wrote from a third person point of view and I thought the shift to first person would be weird, but it fit so well It was easy to fall into Tori s voice and into her head, and this type of narration just really worked for the book Connecting to bits of her personality was a lot easier for me And I ve always preferred first person PoV anyway, so this was perfect.I also really loved the titular three mages They re all reminiscent of Marie s other male characters sarcastic, quiet, attractive but the three were a tight knit group and you could really tell from the way they interacted, both in casual environments anddangerous ones I liked that they took in Tori and got along with her so easily.And despite what you might think with there being three guys, Three Mages is not a reverse harem Marie herself said so there s even a note on the GR page As much as I liked this book, some things did bother me First being that, of the three mages, only two had real page time There s Ezra, Aaron, and Kai, but we mostly see significant interactions with Aaron and Ezra, and not much of Kai, which was disappointing.Another thing that bothered me was the use of the word exotic to describe Kai He s Japanese American, if what I gathered from the book is correct AKA if I m remembering correctly lol , and Tori describes him three times as having exotic features Um Don t do this Don t describe anyone as exotic, especially people of color And finally, there was the use of the word girly Oh my god, I m so fucking tired There s nothing wrong with girly things and I m tired of that type of thing being in books I don t care if you consider shopping girly or crying girly Every time you do that, you just bring back the negative connotation of feminine things being bad or undesirable Look, shopping is fun It s great And having a certain reaction after a certain event It s being human I m so tired of this.Overall, 3.5 stars Not my favourite Marie book, but it was definitely a solid start to a new series and I think it holds a lot of potential There s a lot I d love to see in the future books, so I can t wait to see where it goes


  5. Mellea Mellea says:

    4.5 Stars I loved this book it was cute, funny, fluffy, and just what I needed on a lazy Sunday The description says it s not reverse harem, but it is definitely similar Lots of witty banter and flirting between Tori and the three hot male leads guess that s why it needed a disclaimer I can t wait for book 2


  6. julia ☆ [owls reads] julia ☆ [owls reads] says:

    4 stars Don t hit first, but always hit back. Three Mages and a Margarita is a charming Urban Fantasy book with lots of humor and a cast of well developed characters The world building is really well done, and the premise of a bar being a guild is both intriguing and really well explored There s a bit of a romance vibe between several characters, but the novel is not a reverse harem deal, just filled with fun.Annette Marie creates a unique world and a great set up for the series in this no 4 stars Don t hit first, but always hit back. Three Mages and a Margarita is a charming Urban Fantasy book with lots of humor and a cast of well developed characters The world building is really well done, and the premise of a bar being a guild is both intriguing and really well explored There s a bit of a romance vibe between several characters, but the novel is not a reverse harem deal, just filled with fun.Annette Marie creates a unique world and a great set up for the series in this novel All the character introductions are well written and capture your attention right away The fast pace and humor make it difficult to put this down, and all the trouble the main character, Tori, gets herself in is the icing on a pretty yummy cake.What a sweet read The fast pace and action filled chapters really make this an entertaining ride The way the plot is built and developed throughout the novel is really well done and engrossing, so it s super easy to get caught up in everything that s happening to Tori and her newfound mage friends.Tori is a wonderful narrative voice I love how, in the middle of all the magic, she s human and super fierce The side characters are also great and layered, especially our favorite mage trio Aaron, Kai, and Ezra I do have my favorite hi, Ezra , but they re all amazing in unique ways.There is a bit of romance in the plot, but the focus ison the action and Tori trying to settle into her new job in a world where magic is real There are quite a lot of heart fluttering moments with the three mages, despite the author promising this isn t a reverse harem deal There is obviously a romantic lead, but the way Tori interacts with the three hotties is fun all around.Overall, Three Mages and a Margarita is a fun and enjoyable read for Urban Fantasy fans It has a fast pace and lots of action as well as a pretty cool world building The humor is the highlight of the story, but the friendship between the characters is also great Can t wait to see what comes next Series 1 in the The Guild Codex Spellbound series.Beings Mages POV Told from Tori s POV.Content Warnings view spoiler None hide spoiler Instalove view spoiler No hide spoiler Steam No steam Love Triangle view spoiler Eh, not really hide spoiler Cliffhanger No.HEA view spoiler For now hide spoiler Up Next Dark Arts and a Daiquiri


  7. Yael Shalom Yael Shalom says:

    Ohhhh boy , That was so much FUN great characters , great action, three hot bad ass guys and a cool as hell heroine.I loved it Will defiantly read the next book.


  8. Lizzy (Bent Bookworm) Lizzy (Bent Bookworm) says:

    Full review here on The Bent Bookworm I was expecting to like Three Mages and a Margarita I was NOT expecting to love it And well..let s just say as soon as I finished I jumped onto GoodReads to see when the next one was coming out I signed up for the book tour because I like sassy female characters and felt like I could use a lighthearted, amusing read in the middle of all my heavy science stuff that I ve been working on for months The description made me think Jim Butcher and Gail Carri Full review here on The Bent Bookworm I was expecting to like Three Mages and a Margarita I was NOT expecting to love it And well..let s just say as soon as I finished I jumped onto GoodReads to see when the next one was coming out I signed up for the book tour because I like sassy female characters and felt like I could use a lighthearted, amusing read in the middle of all my heavy science stuff that I ve been working on for months The description made me think Jim Butcher and Gail Carriger had a brain child and I was NOT disappointed Characters Tori is the bomb She takes no shit, from anyone, and yet she still has soft heart and she tries to care about people It s only sort of hinted at what sort of trauma her past holds she tries to reveal but not reveal to one other character in the book and it just left some things up in the air , but she has difficulty trusting anyone She takes care of herself, but she tries to take care of other people too The dichotomy is something she admits to struggling with, but it doesn t weigh the book down.The three mages are, as promised, sexy AF Despite that, it is not also as promised a reverse harem Just a good dose of sexual tension and admiration on all sides, hence the two flames Nothing too sexual though, though I feel like the potential is there I am extremely eager to see what happens in subsequent books, and I m kind of hoping for a HEA on all counts for this series Because it just seems like it needs it All three guys despite being often seen together and best friends are quite different and I loved them all but I loved Ezra just a teeny bitheart_eyes Ahem Worldbuilding Now, I don t read that much urban fantasy, so it s possible the magic system isn t all that original, but I thought it was fascinating I loved how the explanation of magic users in the modern world was explained, how they stayed hidden from the normal human set, as well as how they used their powers and weapons Storyline The plot kept it moving, which I really liked The only reason I didn t read this all in one sitting was because well, homework and being a responsible student Whomp whomp Also when I went to write this review, my ePub had for some reason VANISHED from my computer and I really wanted to look back and re read a few things before I wrote it, hence the very short review in the actual tour post Things just kept happening I wanted to find outandand it didn t feel predictable at all I did feel like one part not the actual climax, but leading up to that was oddly rushed, but when I thought back over it a scene between wasn t really necessary, I was just a bit stunned by how fast it moved on The ACTUAL climax I actually panicked slightly, though I was pretty sure they wouldn t kill off a particular character it certainly seemed like it was going to happen for awhile and just OMG NO In the end, everything seemed pretty well resolved though, aside from the non romance, so I m interested to see what else is going to happen in the next two books.Yes Two Aaaaah MaybeI certainly hope so I think Three Mages and a Margarita is the start to a series I could see myself enjoying for a very long time to come.Book 2, Dark Arts and a Daiquiri, is due out November 18, of THIS YEAR Such a short wait between books, I am just over the moon.Book 3, Two Witches and a Whiskey, titled but no GR page or pub date yet.Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Google


  9. Sarah Leenart Sarah Leenart says:

    There comes an author once in every while that every word they write is just pure magic on the page Yes indeed Annette Marie is one such author for me Starting out a fresh new series in a whole new world after others have been firmly cemented in people s minds and hearts must be daunting for an author and I admit for a reader it is slightly nerve wracking too, will I like the new world characters as much as the others Whether you are a long time fan or new to this author s writing, you will There comes an author once in every while that every word they write is just pure magic on the page Yes indeed Annette Marie is one such author for me Starting out a fresh new series in a whole new world after others have been firmly cemented in people s minds and hearts must be daunting for an author and I admit for a reader it is slightly nerve wracking too, will I like the new world characters as much as the others Whether you are a long time fan or new to this author s writing, you will not be disappointed.Tori, Aaron, Ezra, Kai and co will make their way into your hearts before half the book is out Immediately compelling, there is no slow start and no boring world stuff Tori discovers, purely by accident and sheer tenacity of personality, a hidden world of magic hiding in plain sight As she discovers what is going on, so do we There are no annoying tropes love triangle, keep the protagonist ignorant on purpose so it facilitates plot, info dump etc that seem so common these days , just downright fast paced good quality writing with first class editing Huh, you d think I was on her marketing team or something, nope just a besotted fan.The story itself is fun, fast paced and Tori is at the centre of it, despite being a human in a magical world Does that cause problems when she first enters the bar Of course it does Do some people hate Tori on sight, yes they do But others give her a chance and Tori s personality, which seems so at odds with the modern world she currently resides in, seems to have found a fit in this odd ball world of mages, guilds, magic councils and rogue operators Never once did I feel Tori was lacking because of her humanity, her quirks and determination, her temper and her humour made every scene sparkle When they find that Aaron, one of the people she actually likes and respects from her new found world is being targeted for some reason, she is all in and does everything in her power to stop friends from being hurt I can t recommend this book enough Just brilliant and heart felt entertainment Can t wait for the next


  10. Jacob Jacob says:

    First draft, so funny.