Magic for Liars



Magic for Liars Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in this fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic She is perfectly happy with her life she has an almost sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem It s a great life and she doesn t wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha.But when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Tabitha s private academy, the stalwart detective starts to lose herself in the case, the life she could have had, and the answer to the mystery that seems just out of her reach. Best Read eBook Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey – heartforum.co.uk

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Magic for Liars  By Sarah Gailey IBN : 1250174619 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Magic for Liars
  • Sarah Gailey
  • English
  • 11 February 2018
  • 1250174619

9 thoughts on “Magic for Liars

  1. chai ♡ says:

    Ivy Gamble is not magic.She will not be whisked away to train in a magicians school where she will have all the glory her teeth can snatch She is not the Chosen One, standing over her peers like a towering peakall the possibilities of life, death, and magic spinning in her head Instead, she will end up dragging her hopes behind her like a chastised child dragging her stuffed bear thumping up the stairs Her life will settle into a humdrum rhythm, and some forty years later, she will be Ivy Gamble is not magic.She will not be whisked away to train in a magician s school where she will have all the glory her teeth can snatch She is not the Chosen One, standing over her peers like a towering peak all the possibilities of life, death, and magic spinning in her head Instead, she will end up dragging her hopes behind her like a chastised child dragging her stuffed bear thumping up the stairs Her life will settle into a humdrum rhythm, and some forty years later, she will be scraping a meager existence as a private investigator, anchored by the comforting weight of predictability ordinary and scathingly unmagical.Ivy had expended so much passion on this impossible dream, only to stand helpless as it was granted to others Others like her twin sister of whom all she had left were memories, each as fragile as a wisp of smoke unlike her resentment, for that had always been deep and ingrained in a way that Ivy tried to keep buri...

  2. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    2.75 Murder mystery in a magical school Sounds right up my alley Sadly I ended up being a bit bored The story simply wasn t very memorable.

  3. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    Magic for Liars follows private investigator Ivy Gamble as she investigates a death in the Osthorne Academy for Young Mages, the workplace of her sister and a location she has envied for years While shes living a life she thinks of as simple, her sister is a famous and talented teacher It is a murder mystery wrapped up in an interesting commentary on chosen one tropes and sibling rivalry, and it had me engrossed from start to finish The thing I find the most entertaining about this book, in a Magic for Liars follows private investigator Ivy Gamble as she investigates a death in the Osthorne Academy for Young Mages, the workplace of her sister and a location she has envied for years While she s living a life she thinks of as simple, her sister is a famous and talented teacher It is a murder mystery wrapped up in an interesting commentary on chosen one tropes and sibling rivalry, and it had me engrossed from start to finish The thing I find the most entertaining about this book, in a nutshell, is how it plays with established fantasy tropes Ivy is a Petunia Dursley type character, in that she is the sister to a girl with magic, who was the favorite of the family I really enjoyed how that dynamic was explored and tackled, esp...

  4. The Captain says:

    Ahoy there me mateys I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings .I was excited to read this full length novel from the author who brought us hippo cowboys This is a murder mystery set in a magical school Ivy is a professional PI that spends her time investigating cheaters and such She has always been upset that her twin sister got the magic and glory and she got the grit and mundane But this murder mystery could be Ahoy there me mateys I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings .I was excited to read this full length novel from the author who brought us hippo cowboys This is a murder mystery set in a magical school Ivy is a professional PI that spends her time investigating cheaters and such She has always been upset that her twin sister got the magic and glory and she got the grit and mundane But this murder mystery could be the step that takes her to the next level Unfortunatel...

  5. Christina - Traveling Sister says:

    2, how did a Veronica Mars Harry Potter mash up end up flopping so hard stars Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read Ivy and Tabitha Gamble are twins They share parents, DNA, a home and a childhood full of beautiful, loving and happy memories What they dont share, is magic Tabitha Tabby , Ivys twin sister is gifted with powers beyond either of their imaginations and upon their inception Tabby is whisked away to a modern day Hogwarts and eventually begins teaching Theoretical 2, how did a Veronica Mars Harry Potter mash up end up flopping so hard stars Full review featured on my blog Recipe and a Read Ivy and Tabitha Gamble are twins They share parents, DNA, a home and a childhood full of beautiful, loving and happy memories What they don t share, is magic Tabitha Tabby , Ivy s twin sister is gifted with powers beyond either of their imaginations and upon their inception Tabby is whisked away to a modern day Hogwarts and eventually begins teaching Theoretical Magic at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages While Tabitha is away at school learning how to make her skinluminous, change the dreary color of her hair and make plants grow in the dead of winter Ivy is at home watchi...

  6. Meredith B. (readingwithmere) says:

    4 stars It might take a little while to get there, but I ll tell you everything, and I ll tell you the truth As best I can I used to lie, but when I tell you the story, you ll understand why I had to lie You ll understand that I didn t have a choice I just wanted to do my job. This was a fun read for me 1 I got to read something that s completely out of my comfort zone sci fi and fantasy with a bit of mystery 2 I got to buddy read this with my husband Ivy is a detective but right now 4 stars It might take a little while to get there, but I ll tell you everything, and I ll tell you the truth As best I can I used to lie, but when I tell you the story, you ll understand why I had to lie You ll understand that I didn t have a choice I just wanted to do my job. This was a fun read for me 1 I got to read something that s completely out of my comfort zone sci fi and fantasy with a bit of mystery 2 I got to buddy read this with my husband Ivy is a detective but right now the extent of her work is only being hired to find out if someone s spouse is cheating on them Ivy is like any normal person and she has a family but her sister is a little different than yours and mine Ivy s sister Tabitha was born with magic powers and is able to make things h...

  7. Celeste says:

    The cover and synopsis and title of the novel were all immediately intriguing to me Magic for Liars is a murder mystery on a magical high school campus, told from the perspective of the nonmagical private eye who finds herself on the case You can see why I was intrigued, right Noir novels can be very hit or miss, but this one was definitely a hit It was everything I was hoping for, andthan I was expecting.Ivy Gamble is a wonderfully developed character She comes across a bit as a The cover and synopsis and title of the novel were all immediately intriguing to me Magic for Liars is a murder mystery on a magical high school campus, told from the perspective of the nonmagical private eye who finds herself on the case You can see why I was intrigued, right Noir novels can be very hit or miss, but this one was definitely a hit It was everything I was hoping for, andthan I was expecting.Ivy Gamble is a wonderfully developed character She comes across a bit as a down on her luck gumshoe detective at the beginning of the book, but ...

  8. Bee says:

    Magic for Liars isn t what I expected it to be I had impressions from other early readers that it would be along the lines of a murder mystery in Hogwarts, which turned out to be less than accurate Instead, Magic for Liars is about the lies we tell ourselves, and each other It is about the disastrous things that result from these lies, no matter how well meaning they were, or how innocent they seemed It begins with the gruesome death of a staff member at The Osthorne Academy for Young Mages Magic for Liars isn t what I expected it to be I had impressions from other early readers that it would be along the lines of a murder mystery in Hogwarts, which turned out to be less than accurate Instead, Magic for Liars is about the lies we tell ourselves, and each other It is about the disastrous things that result from these lies, no matter how well meaning they were, or how innocent they seemed It begins with the gruesome death of a staff member at The Osthorne Academy for Young Mages After an investigation by the authorities concludes the death a suicide, the heads of the Academy are unsatisfied Enter Ivy Gamble, PI Ivy isn...

  9. Sonja Arlow says:

    2.5 starsWhat a bipolar reading experience this was.Initially I was doubtful that a story set in a magic school would interest me but once I started I REALLY enjoyed it until I didnt.Its such a pity that Ivy turned out to kill my joy with her incessant whining and insecurities about her inability to do magic The author repeated this fact one too many times for my liking.What I do think was done well is the way the complex relationship between Ivy and her twin sister Tabitha was portrayed.The 2.5 starsWhat a bipolar reading experience this was.Initially I was doubtful that a story set in a magic school would interest me but once I started I REALLY enjoyed it until I didn t.It s such a pity that Ivy turned out to kill my joy with her incessant whining and insecurities about her inability to do magic The author repeated this fact one too many times for my liking.What I do think was done well is the way the complex relationship between Ivy and her twin sister Tabitha was portray...

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