“Unnatural Magic” by C.M. Waggoner

I bought this book the moment I saw it in the bookstore. The cover called to me. I try to avoid such impulse purchases because it’s not guaranteed that I’ll like the book, but some covers can’t be denied and, for me, this was one such cover.

I buddy-read it in February with Millie at Milliebot Reads and, luckily, ended up liking the story a lot. We both did.





Goodread summary:

Onna can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling city-state of Hexos, hoping to find a place at a university where they don’t think there’s anything untoward about providing a woman with a magical education. But as soon as Onna arrives, she’s drawn into the mysterious murder of four trolls.

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