Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors

Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen

(The Guild Codex: Warped, #1)
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: August 7th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

My name is Kit Morris, and welcome to my warped life.
Picture the scene: Me, an average guy with psychic powers—not that my abilities are in any way average—just trying to scrape by in a harsh world. So maybe I’ve conned a few people, but did I really deserve to be thrown in MPD jail alongside magic-wielding serial killers?
According to Agent Lienna Shen, one-hundred-percent yes.
But her hardass attitude and “Arcana prodigy” status aren’t enough to bring down my former best friend, who slipped through the MPD’s fingers and is days away from unleashing untold horrors upon the city. Or he’s going to steal something. I don’t really know.
Whatever he’s up to, that’s why I’m sitting in an interrogation room with Lienna. And that’s why I just offered myself as her temporary new partner for the purposes of thwarting my ex-accomplice.
And that’s how I’m going to escape. I might even help with the case before I cut and run. 

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors is the first book in a new series set in the world of The Guild Codex. It can be read on its own or as part of a larger adventure.

More series in the Guild Codex world:

The Guild Codex: Spellbound

The Guild Codex: Demonized

My Review
This book was seriously so much fun to read. 
I have to admit, I haven't read any of the other Guild Codex books, so Warping Minds was my first foray into this world. I can't say I'm disappointed. It's imaginative. It's unique. I enjoyed it.
The story follows Kit, a guy with powers, but he's so much more than that. He just doesn't know it yet. He's being charged with a bunch of stuff, but he knows he's not as bad as the MPD are claiming him to be. Right? 
Kit does have a chance to make things better for himself, though, because he happens to have some knowledge the MPD just might find useful. All he has to do is convince them to let him assist on the case. Easy-peasy. And if he gets the chance to escape in the meantime, so be it.
I honestly liked the character of Kit. He's amusing. He's snarky. And he's a genuinely decent guy, even though he's a "criminal" who may be facing serious jail time. He's actually just a bit wet behind the ears, if you will. Someone naive who hasn't quite figured out just how powerful he really is.
I also liked Lienna. I thought she was a good person with a good head on her shoulders. 
The plot moves along at a nice, easy pace, and the story is engaging enough to keep readers turning those pages, wondering just how, exactly, everything will play out. The ending definitely did not disappoint.
All in all, I was rather pleased with this story, and I'll have to go back and read more of the stories set within the world so I can have a better understanding of it all. I'm keen to read the next Warped book as well. 
4.5 stars!

Author Bio:
Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.
 Author links:Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Rob is a Canadian writer, actor, and director, who has been in a few TV shows you might watch, had a few films in festivals you might have attended, and authored some stories you might have come across. He's hoping to accomplish plenty more by the time he inevitably dies surrounded by cats while watching reruns of Mr. Robot.
Currently, he is the Creative Director of Cave Puppet Films, as well as the co-author of the upcoming Guild Codex: Warped book series with Annette Marie.
Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram



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