Book Review: The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark

I’ve always loved paranormal romance! The hard part is finding one that does not degrade very quickly into a very torrid sex scene in the first chapter. In fact, I’ve been looking for ones that can touch upon the sensuality of a sexually charged scene that does not feel the need to get pornographic about it. This is hard to find in a book geared towards adults these days. I find myself delving more and more into books geared for the  “teen”  audience.

Teen genre books can be a tough area for a well read person to get into. Not all authors have a mature writing style. It can be over simplified or “dumbed down”. As if the teen audience is lacking the ability to read well. I think this is depressing. I know plenty of teens with very good reading comprehension. They do not need dumbed down versions of adult books. For me, the “teen” designation should be because of the subject matter. Such as: How far does one go when writing a sex scene? How much violence should I add to this book if my target audience are going to be teenagers? Is the subject matter appropriate?

I also think the teen genre is an excellent opportunity to attract adult readers that want a great story while still having integrity and morality used in the writing style. One does not need to be vulgar to attract a mature and well read audience. So, what does this all have to do with the series I am currently reading? I am most happy to tell you…so follow along 🙂

Dannika Dark has done an excellent job of writing a story line that is not only done well, but can get an idea across without being vulgar. Yes, there are some intense sexual tension on occasion, but it is done tastefully for the most part. You get some frank portrayals of what is going on that come across as pretty realistic without going so far that you feel you just picked up a horror or soft-porn novel.

While this series is not made for young children, I feel it is relatively safe for older teens and adults. In the end, as a parent, you should check things out for yourself if you are truly concerned if a writer is safe for your home. If you look through the book and decide it is not for you or your teen, that is your right and there is absolutely nothing wrong with your informed decision. Kudos to those who take the time to double check things of this nature.

As for the actual story in this series, I really hate giving out too many details. I want you to discover them for yourself. So, I will simply post the link you can find on amazon about the series: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mageri-Series-Boxed-Books-ebook/dp/B00BRP6FEC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390928833&sr=8-2&keywords=mageri+series+by+dannika+dark

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