Monday, June 27, 2016

Book Review: Magic of the Gargoyles

Title - Magic of The Gargoyles
Author - Rebecca Chastain
Series - Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles #1
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - October 20th 2014
Publisher - Mind Your Muse Books
Format - Kindle eBook
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Mika Stillwater is a mid-level earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered. 

Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she’s worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive… 


Mika is a mid-level earth elemental it’s how she pays the bills with big plans to become a quartz artisan. She’s been saving ever penny in hopes of opening her own shop and she’s actually getting closer with each project she completes. That is till the night the baby gargoyle burst into the house needing help for her brother. Knowing she had to help but not sure what she could do Mika takes off after the little gargoyle following her into a war zone but together they rescue the little hatchling. Mike does what she can using her magic to heal the little guy but learns that three others may suffer the safe fate. With the help of her bestie they set out to do everything they can to save the little hatchlings even giving up her dream. Will they be able to rescue them or will they get more than they bargained for?

I like Mika a lot she was so willing to risk it all to help the little gargoyle hatchlings. I found her ability to control earth intriguing she quickly captured my heart. I also like her friend Kylie who’s a reporter and air elemental. Together they make an interesting pair of friends and honestly I really like when my characters have friends who support them.

I’ve had this one sitting on my kindle far to long. I haven’t read a lot of gargoyle books in the past so this one was unique and captivating right from the start. I loved that each gargoyle was so different in looks, and that they are hatchlings not created. While the story was short it was well written having all the elements to make it perfect. I enjoyed the authors writing style and loved the story. This is my first book by the author but I can tell already it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more of Mika and Kylie’s adventures in future books. I admit that I need a coloring book to go along with the series because I would love to see what the little hatchlings look like. I feel the girls have more gargoyles in their future thanks to Mika’s new gift. Highly recommend a beautiful quick read that was hard to put down and finished in one sitting. 


  1. A coloring book is a great idea! If only I could draw... Thank you for the wonderful review!

    1. I wish I could draw too. I doodle a little. I'm excited to read the next two they are already on my kindle.