When Katie announced her intention to move from small time Texas to New York City, everyone warned her that it was a weird place. Katie was determined not to gawk at every unusual thing she saw. So she’s spent the last year making a point not to stare at the college girls wearing wings or at the gargoyles that occasionally move around on the buildings. After all, real New Yorkers don’t bat an eye.
When Katie is aggressively head hunted for a new job she starts to realize that she is unique. She is an Immune – a person with absolutely no magical talent at all. Because of that she can see through the glamours that magical beings use to conceal themselves. The firm of Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc values Immunes. They can see magically hidden clauses in contracts and can tell if competitors are up to magical shenanigans.
Suddenly Katie has gone from being an abused personal assistant to the executive assistant of a powerful wizard.
This is the first book in a series. It is a quick, fun read about a magical world from the perspective of a total outsider. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.
I liked Katie. She uses her common sense and small town manners to try to make her way in the big city. She makes cinnamon rolls for the early morning drive to magical duel. That’s a useful person!