Magic for Liars

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Magic for Liars
  • Sarah Gailey
  • English
  • 27 March 2017
  • 1250174619

About the Author: Sarah Gailey

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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. New Read Kindle ePUB Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “Magic for Liars

  1. 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 pow...

  2. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    The Magicians meets Tana French so hey I haven t actually read either but both sound like My Shit TM so yeah this needs to release and be in my hands immediately please serve w morally black characters

  3. Lisa Wolf says:

    Magic For Liars may be set at a school of magic, but we re on notice from the very first page that this is not THAT kind of school Now they were all downstairs at the welcome back dinner, an all staff all students meal that marked the end of the first week of classes They d joke there about house elves and pumpkin juice or at least the freshmen would By the time they were sophos, that vein of humor was worn beyond use.After a bloody murder at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages located in Magic For Liars may be set at a school of magic, but we re on notice from the very first page that this is not THAT kind of school Now they were all downstairs at the welcome back dinner, an all staff all students meal that marked the end of the first week of classes They d joke there about house elves and pumpkin juice or at least the freshmen would By the time they were sophos, that vein of humor was worn beyond use.After a bloody murder at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages located in the vicinity of Sunol, California less than an hour s drive from San Francisco or Oakland , private investigator Ivy Gamble is called in to help solve the case Magical authorities have deemed it an accidental death due to a spell gone bad, but the school s headmaster thinks there sto be discovered and since Ivy is the non magical twin sister of a professor at the school, she seems to be the right choice to lead the investigation.The assignment at Osthorne is fraught with tension and high emoti...

  4. Bailey 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, t...

  5. Fiona says:

    This time was going to be different This time was going to be better This time, I was going to be enough.Like so many of us readers, Ivy Gamble never had the chance to go to magic school and experience a magical fix for everything wrong in her life Unlike most of us, she s not really allowed to put the dream aside and move on with life her twin sister does get that, from her teenage perspective, and when this story begins years later, she s now a hard drinking, hard living PI, who resolutel This time was going to be different This time was going to be better This time, I was going to be enough.Like so many of us readers, Ivy Gamble never had the chance to go to magic school and experience a magical fix for everything wrong in her life Unlike most of us, she s not really allowed to put the dream aside and move on with life her twin sister does get that, from her teenage perspective, and when this story begins years later, she s now a hard drinking, hard living PI, who resolutely tells herself she never wanted that life anyway And of course, it s not long before that world comes knocking on her door in the best of traditions, there s been a murder, and it doesn t take long before the shimmering promise of a perfect, magical, life is within Ivy s reach once...

  6. unknown says:

    Books that are billed as like The Magicians are never like The Magicians in the right ways for me, but this is both like The Magicians in that magic is actually kind of weird and gross and real way, and it s a compelling whodunnit besides The solution was perhaps a tad obvious, but the emotional weight with which the mystery is treated it is deeply rooted in the characters past traumas and dysfunctions and insecurities made that matter less The narrative voice is arresting, and the noir a Books that are billed as like The Magicians are never like The Magicians in the right ways for me, but this is both like The Magicians in that magic is actually kind of weird and gross and real way, and it s a compelling whodunnit besides The solution was perhaps a tad obvious, but the emotional weight with which the...

  7. 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 th 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 Unfortunately this was a book that had problems and ended up being highly unsatisfactory.The positive things that made me finish the book were I loved the hipp...

  8. Janet Newport says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Tor Forge for this arc.I wish I enjoyed this readthan I did It sounded like it would be right up my alley But it just missed out for me I was so irritated with Ivy s self pity through out the book, that I was tempted to give up by 37% I found it to be a slow read as it lacked the tension I usually find in murder mysteries and I had a tough time connecting to any of the characters There was plenty of teenage angst and drama as expected for a story set Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Tor Forge for this arc.I wish I enjoyed this readthan I did It sounded like it would be right up my alley But it just missed out for me I was so irritated with Ivy s self pity through out the book, that I was tempted to give up by 37% I found it to be a slow read as it lacked the tension I usually find in murder mysteries and I had a tough time connecting to any of the characters There was plenty of teenage angst and drama as expected for a st...

  9. Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his) says:

    This review can also be found on my blogI received an ARC from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review CW murder, abortion, cancer, alcohol abuse, and bullyingFor me, this was a case of coverly love that turned intointrigue when I read the First Look that BookishFirst gave.Ivy Gamble is a private investigator Usually, she looks for cheating spouses and other little things like that But, one day, someone comes knocking on her door There s been a murder at a magic school that her This review can also be found on my blogI received an ARC from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review CW murder, abortion, cancer, alcohol abuse, and bullyingFor me, this was a case of coverly love that turned intointrigue when I read the First Look that BookishFirst gave.Ivy Gamble is a private investigator Usually, she looks for cheating spouses and other little things like that But, one day, someone comes knocking on her door There s been a murder at a magic school that her twin sister, Tabitha, teaches at Despite her reservations about magic and the tense relationship the sisters have, Ivy decides to take it.Let me tell you, this was a fun ride I haven t been so absorbed in a mystery in a wh...

  10. Aidan says:

    A thrilling, thoughtful, funny, cutting, and heartbreaking mystery Like Harry Potter meets Mean Girls by way of Broadchurch.

  11. Cupcakes & Machetes says:

    3.5 out of 5 stars I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.Ivy Gamble is a small time private investigator who deals with mostly, disability fraud and spouse cheating cases Today, however, the local school of magic has approached her to investigate the death of a teacher, first ruled an accident The principle of the school suspects that it was actually murder, and she can t sleep until she gets a second opinion.Ivy need the money, and the notori 3.5 out of 5 stars I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.Ivy Gamble is a small time private investigator who deals with mostly, disability fraud and spouse cheating cases Today, however, the local school of magic has approached her to investigate the death of a teacher, first ruled an accident The principle of the school suspects that it was actually murder, and she can t sleep until she gets a second opinion.Ivy need the money, and the notoriety The problem is, she ll have to confront her estranged sister The sister she s been jealous of for a lifetime, for getting to be magic while Ivy was just ordinary It s not just her ...

  12. Mari says:

    I gobbled this up in a day and that readability and the premise are definitely the strongest pieces here It s a mystery set at a magic school, I mean come on I was sold immediately The overall experience was good, but not great Because our protagonist was non magic, it allowed Gailey to handwave over some of her world building and some of the rules of magic I was mostly okay with that while reading Ivy didn t understand things so we didn t understand things After reading, I wasawar I gobbled this up in a day and that readability and the premise are definitely the strongest pieces here It s a mystery set at a magic school, I mean come on I was sold immediately The overall experience was good, but not great Because our protagonist was non magic, it allowed Gailey to handwave over some of her world building and some of the rules of magic I was mostly okay with that while reading Ivy didn t understand things so we didn t understand things After reading, I wasaware of how that hand waving left an indistinct impression of the story in my memory and feelings This isn t one that will last The story was also super repetitive We follow the main character Ivy closely, and get a lo...

  13. Toya says:

    The book opens with a graphic murder scene where Sylvia, a professor at Osthorne Academy whose body lies in two separate pieces on a blood stained carpet.Ivy Gamble is a private investigator that usually specializes in typical cases like cheating spouses and disability fraud Everything changes when Ivy is called to investigate the death of a professor at the local magic school The death was ruled as an accident, but the headmistress who prefers to be called headmaster is convinced that foul The book opens with a graphic murder scene where Sylvia, a professor at Osthorne Academy whose body lies in two separate pieces on a blood stained carpet.Ivy Gamble is a private investigator that usually specializes in typical cases like cheating spouses and disability fraud Everything changes when Ivy is called to investigate the death of a professor at the local magic school The death was ruled as an accident, but the headmistress who prefers to be called headmaster is convinced that foul play is at hand and seeks out Ivy for a second consult.While Ivy is a bit hesitant about pursuing the case, the money and the potential exposure is too good to pass up even if her estranged sister Tabitha is one of the professors on staff as well Tabitha may have been off studying magic instead of trying to save their mother who was dying of cancer, but Ivy would have to look past her anger and resentment in order to crack this case her first m...

  14. Darcia Helle says:

    I love the combination of magic with a PI and a murder case, so I was looking forward to reading this book Unfortunately, I didn t love the book as much as I love the concept.I have low tolerance for characters and people who wallow in self pity Ivy, the PI and narrator of this story, is queen of the woe is me category Her whining is a constant throughout the story I wanted to give her a shake and tell her to grow up, though with less polite wording.I loved the way the magic was handled I love the combination of magic with a PI and a murder case, so I was looking forward to reading this book Unfortunately, I didn t love the book as much as I love the concept.I have low tolerance for characters and people who wallow in self pity Ivy, the PI and narrator of this story, is queen of the woe is me category Her whining is a constant throughout the story I wanted to give her a shake and tell her to grow up, though with less polite wording.I loved the way the magic was handled This isn t your typical magic of fiction, but somethingcomplex and intriguing For the most part, we only see this on the periphery I would ve liked to be immersed in the magical world.If you re familiar with the cartoon Scooby Doo, then you have a good sense of the murder mystery aspect of the plot Ivy did a whole lot of bumbling around She d fail to follow up on obvious clues, and she d brush off things people said as unimp...

  15. Sarah Hollowell says:

    idk how the H E C K I m expected to survive until this comes out and plenty of other people will be reading it which means plenty of other people will be available to scream with