Review – Three Mages and a Margarita

Three Mages and a Margarita book cover


Three Mages and a Margarita


The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1


Annette Marie


Urban Fantasy


Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It 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 ***hole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?
I expected to get thrown out on my ***. 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-*** bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.
So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.


5stars rating

OMG, I loved this book! It had it all: excitement, drama, laughs, facepalms, the lot. I found this to be a very unique story, Victoria ‘Tori’ is 100% human surrounded by mythics and she is just so damn badass! Love it 😀


Was good, we pretty much only move around in the city between Justin’s apartment and the bar. All scenes and environments were clear and well described.

Character development:

Was great. For the first book of the series, we got to know our cast pretty well. Also, the character growth was very noticeable. Not only for Tori but also for Aaron, Kai and Ezra. How they interacted with each other, even their feelings, it all felt real and believable.
I just love the fact that Tori is just plain human, not even a human with hidden skills/secret power, nooooope… just a human (I have only read the first book, so if this changes during some other book, I have 0 clue). It shows that you don’t need to be a mythic to be badass (and appreciated) 😀

Pacing & Flow:

Were really good. A great balance between action and conversation. It just felt really smooth, I didn’t get bored, I didn’t get overwhelmed, it was just really really good.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is no sex described in this book (if that is important to you).

Final Thoughts:

All in all, I’m so happy to have finally read this book, it was a great start to the series and I really can’t wait to read the next instalment!
Urban fantasy fans everwhere… pick this one up!