Mind Magic is book #12 in the World of the Lupi series, and if you haven’t read the others, you really need to read them in order because Eileen Wilks closely intertwines her characters, with storylines continuing from one book into another.
The synopsis below is directly taken from eileenwilks.com.
MIND MAGIC SYNOPSIS
Thanks to mindspeech lessons she’s receiving from the black dragon, Lily is temporarily benched from Unit Twelve—until her brain acclimates and the risk of total burnout passes. At least she has her new husband, lupi Rule Turner, to keep her occupied. But when her mentor calls in a favor and sends Lily to a murder scene, she’s suddenly back on active status—despite the hallucinations she can’t keep at bay. With one touch, Lily knows the man was killed by magic, but her senses don’t warn her how far the conspiracy goes… A shadowy force within the government wants to take down Unit Twelve, and they don’t mind killing to achieve their goal. With none of her usual resources, Lily is up against impossible odds–because with her mind in disarray, she can’t trust anything she sees.
If you haven’t read this series, it’s one of my absolute favorites. Lily Yu and Rule Turner’s relationship has always evolved with each crisis they have to face, and the mysteries in each book are always top notch. In Mind Magic this was also the case but, I found that I got very caught up in the sub storyline, and Danny (Demi) to be so fascinating that I was reading quicker through Lily’s storyline, just so I could get back to Danny’s. That has never happened in this series before. Lily and Rule have always been the most fascinating characters to me. I’m not giving anything away, I think, by discussing why she was so interesting. Danny has Asberger’s, which is a form of autism, and her reactions to each scenario was so unlike how I would react that I found myself googling Asberger’s so I could try to figure her out. That this young girl could exhibit such bravery while trying to control her own symptoms was heart rending. She was a character I could root for and I hope to see a novella or novel exploring a relationship between Danny and Mike in the future, and a possible job for Danny in Unit 12. This book is a must read, but only after you’ve read the previous eleven.
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