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Best Fantasy Romance

Book Details

Sorcery and Small Magics

Leovander Loveage is a master of small magics. He can summon butterflies with a song or turn someone’s hair pink by snapping his fingers. Such minor charms don’t earn him much admiration from other sorcerers (or his father), but anything more elaborate always blows up in his face. Which is why Leo vowed years ago to never again write powerful magic.

That is, until a mix-up involving a forbidden spell binds Leo to obey the commands of his longtime nemesis, Sebastian Grimm. Grimm is Leo’s complete opposite – respected, exceptionally talented, and an absolutely insufferable curmudgeon. The only thing they agree on is that getting caught using forbidden magic would mean the end of their careers. They need a counterspell, and fast.

Chasing rumors of a powerful sorcerer with a knack for undoing curses, Leo and Grimm enter the Unquiet Wood, a forest infested with murderous monsters and dangerous outlaws. To dissolve the curse, they’ll have to uncover the true depths of Leo’s magic, set aside their long-standing rivalry, and – much to their horror – work together. Even as an odd spark of attraction flares between them.

The Review

Hello Book friends!

Today I’m reviewing Sorcery and Small Magics by Maiga Doocy. In this fantasy romance, we follow our MC Leovander (Leo for short) Loveage, the class clown, if you will, in his magical world. It’s his last year at what I think would be equivalent to University, and he’s on thin ice. During one of his classes, Leo is partnered with possibly his least favorite classmate Sebastian Grimm, who, by the way, accidently places a forbidden spell on Leo.


A Few More Thoughts

What an absolutely delightful book!

Every page was a delectable treat! From the world building, the magic system, to our two main characters, it reads like magic. The way most beloved stories do. And as for the romance, dearest readers, it’s a confection of favorite tropes: opposites attract, forced proximity (and it’s chef’s kiss when you find out what spell Grimm actually casts on Leo), to the slowest burn, mixed together with action and adventure, like me, you’ll be anxiously awaiting the sequel.

I could not get enough of this book. I’m already thinking about a re-read or requesting the audiobook.

I think this will become your next bookish obsession, especially if you love romantasy. Where you will constantly refresh NetGalley to see when the second novel will be available for download. 😂

Don’t hesitate to pre-order this one.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked

About the Author

Maiga Doocy

Maiga Doocy lives in a house where the people are outnumbered by cats, has a serious tea habit, and loves sad songs. She likes to write stories that are full of bittersweet longing and as much unexplainable magic as she can get away with. Her debut novel, Sorcery and Small Magics, will be published in 2024 by Orbit.  

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
15-Oct-24978-0316576758400OrbitAdult NetGalley, Digital ARCJuly 10, 2024

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– C

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