When a mysterious asteroid awakens monsters of myth on Earth, mutant Evolutionaries like Andromeda Bochs are forced to protect what's left of humanity.
Elite monster hunter with the E-gene might sound prestigious, but Andromeda just put on her last pair of jeans not slimed, burned, or eaten on the job. She expects to die by monster in spectacular fashion until she meets a scientist who believes in magic. And he claims she has it.
Monster hunter becomes the hunted when Andromeda's new-found power draws the attention of an Ancient Magic. Can she still die by monster? Absolutely. But if she escapes the Ancient and embraces her magic, she might prevent ALL Evolutionaries from dying on the job.
Science and magic collide in this dystopian urban fantasy!
"""If you want to read a fantastic book of magic, monsters, heroes, and villains, buy Evolutionary Magic."" • N.N. Light, Amazon Vine Voice
""When I need a ride or die after the apocalypse, I'm calling her."" • Angelique Migliore"
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This novel is set in Kansas City in the not too near future. The moon has been displaced by a strange satellite which has been named Astra. This has caused huge climate disruption due to erupting super volcanoes so much of the earth is now uninhabitable. Astra has also disrupted technology so machines only work part of the time. Now monsters out of myths and legends roam the streets but the people are protected by a force of Evolutionaries, humans who have changed in ways that mean they can fight and defeat the monsters. Andromeda Bochs is an experienced evolutionary who has survived countless encounters with manticores, basilisks etc. However, things are changing and the people who run the evolutionary force no longer seem as though they can be trusted. As well as battling the monsters, Andromeda now has to discover why she is now being hunted and work out who she can trust. The story combines urban fantasy with a dystopian setting and works brilliantly. I love how the changed world now works and the background to the current story gives just enough detail of what happened in the past. Andromeda is a brilliant lead character. She is strong and talks as if she doesn’t care but her aim is always to protect the people around her. The descriptions, both of the physical city and the action scenes are all great and the story is fast paced. I really enjoyed reading this and will certainly look out for further books featuring Andromeda Bochs. Thanks to Net Galley and the publishers for providing a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Andee is a kick-butt, sword wielding monster hunter. She is street smart, strong and a fun MC to read. She protects regular humans, Normals, from the monsters due to her evolved genetics. But is she just evolved or is there more to it? Perhaps, magic? When she discovers her magical abilities she is battling the monsters and the Corporation that is in charge in this dystopian future. Think a touch of Divergent and Maze Runner with swords and monsters, but with a lot of sass and attitude, aka, not appropriate for teen readers. There's a fun cast of characters and this one was a good read.
This book sold me from the outset. A dystopian future - check. Set in Kansas City, the place I’m moving to in a few months - check. Urban fantasy - check. So unsurprisingly, it didn’t disappoint! The setting is excellent, with enough nuggets of information to keep going whilst desperate to learn more about the world, for that reason alone I’d pick up the next instalment in a heartbeat. The characters are also really well done and my only complaint is that other than Andee and Mac we don’t get to know any particularly well and honestly you don’t really get to know Mac. I’m hoping the author builds on this during the series but for a first book it frustrated me a little. Saying that, I loved D.J and Waya and thought that the bad guys had a decently appropriate level of creepiness and menace. In essence, I loved it and am excited to know what happens next 😁
I thought this was a well written, and well described new urban fantasy. The author is certainly not short on imagination, and has created a fascinating and disturbing new world. there was plenty going on, and the central character was likable, and was certainly kick arse. My only slight criticism was that I found it to be overlong in some places, I think if it had been shorter and punchier it would have worked better sometimes ,but I am an impatient reader .Overall I thought this was great, and look forward to reading more.
Evolutionary Magic is a breath of dystopian fresh air. I read a lot and the author has come up with very original and intriguing elements and ideas. I will definitely be reading the second book as I am very invested in Andromeda and cast’s stories. I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
I highly enjoyed the book and the characters, the author put quite a bit of depth into the characters especially the main character, Andromeda Bochs. At first all you would think of her as a hack and slash chick with no feelings, but there was more to her then just that. I also enjoyed how the author put a fantasy twist to a post apocalyptic world. I read a complimentary Advance Readers Copy and leaving a fair and unbiased review.
Evolutionary Magic is an urban fantasy I had no problems sinking my fangs into. This dystopian world is familiar enough to draw readers in, yet alien enough it's unpredictable. Evolutionaries are those with a gene tainted by the new moon Atlas, or so people are led to believe. When Andee learns the truth and embraces her magic for what it really is, the whole world looks different. She has two magics within her and doesn't know much about either one and has no idea who to trust. The cast of characters is so varied that nobody will claim boredom. I can't wait to see where this story goes next, there were several questions left unanswered. I received a free copy of this story from the publisher and am leaving a voluntary, honest review.