• Nikky Lee

Book Review: A Wind From The Rift by Bonnie Wynne

Title: A Wind From The Rift (The Price of Magic #2)

Author: Bonnie Wynne

Publisher: Talem Press

Page Count: 410

Spice: 🌶️

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐



Gwyn’s journey continues in this second book in The Price of Magic series. The story picks up right where The Ninth Sorceress left off. Gwyn has discovered the Red Magic in her veins and now free from the Birdtower, attempts to find a way out of the Clockwork City. And fails spectacularly. I can’t go into much more detail without spoilers, however, I will say this book heads into magic academy territory with a darkish tint as Gwyn must navigate the looming threats of the scions, wizard rules, bigotry, serial killings and first love.


After Gwyn’s relative passiveness in the first book, it’s great to see her character grow and making decisions (and mistakes) for herself. We get to see her struggle with doubt, trust and her own powers as she tries to fit into a society that would rather she didn’t exist. A new raft of characters are introduced and some old ones return and all while the stakes ratchet up.


A particular highlight for me was Gwyn’s test to become an adept, which she completed in her own unique way, along with the surprise twist at the end (of which I will say no more!). If you love darker coming of age fantasies full of magic, floating cities and gods who walk among mortals, you will not be disappointed in this instalment.


Romance/steam levels explainer:

  • Mild 🌶️– Some romantic interactions and kissing; no on-page or off-page sex scenes.

  • Warm 🌶️🌶️ – Romantic interactions, kissing, and making out; fade-to-black sex scenes.

  • Steamy 🌶️🌶️🌶️– romantic interactions, kissing, and making out; one or more on-page sex scenes.

  • Scorching 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ – romantic interactions, kissing, and making out; detailed and/or longer on-page sex scenes that include four-letter anatomical terms.

 

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