Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic (Dowser #3) By: Meghan Ciana Doidge
I hadn’t set foot in the human world for more than a few hours in over three and a half months. Sure, I was stronger and faster than I’d ever been before, and I had a shiny new sword, but I was seriously chocolate deprived. I don’t recommend quitting cold turkey. And the new sword was a problem — to my mind, anyway. It represented all the expectations of a powerful father and a new otherworldly life. A life that wasn’t the one I’d worked so hard to build. It also represented the responsibility I had to bring my foster sister Sienna to … what? Justice? I didn’t know if that was even possible. What I did know was that Sienna wouldn’t stop, and that I couldn’t just leave everything up to fate and destiny … or maybe I was. Maybe I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. If you believed in that sort of thing. I just hoped that before the chaos and mayhem renewed, I’d manage to get my hands on some chocolate. It didn’t even have to be single-origin Madagascar. I was utterly prepared to lower my standards.
When Jade first appears it’s like she’s the badass I’ve wanted her to be all along. She’s spent the last three months with the dragons and she’s learned to kick some serious ass. Then she hooks up with her old friends and she can still kick ass but there’s an adjustment period, and she’s not as smart as I thought she would be after three months spent learning. By the end she gets her shit together, but she’s still not able to do what needs to be done. Admittedly it’s something I’m not sure I would be able to do myself. I’m being purposefully vague because you should really read the book.
Book three was probably more action packed than the other two books combined. The build up for the first battle took some time and then the battle itself was a lot. I’m not sure if the last battle was as long but it was certainly more satisfying, as last battles should be.
Jade is never going to be the badass that I kind of want her to be, but she’s a good flawed character. She’s always going to be more prone to baking cupcakes than trying to figure out what she should do next. Though baking cupcakes does center her so it’s not a waste of effort. Cupcakes are never a waste of effort.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.