Review: Wonderstruck by Allie Therin

Wonderstruck is the perfect final book in the Magic in Manhattan series. It ties up every loose end from the series into a beautiful, magical bow.

Wonderstruck CoverNew York, 1925

Arthur Kenzie is on a mission: to destroy the powerful supernatural relic that threatens Manhattan—and all the nonmagical minds in the world. So far his search has been fruitless. All it has done is keep him from the man he loves. But he’ll do anything to keep Rory safe and free, even if that means leaving him behind.

Psychometric Rory Brodigan knows his uncontrolled magic is a liability, but he’s determined to gain power over it. He can take care of himself—and maybe even Arthur, too, if Arthur will let him. An auction at the Paris world’s fair offers the perfect opportunity to destroy the relic, if a group of power-hungry supernaturals don’t destroy Rory and Arthur first.

As the magical world converges on Paris, Arthur and Rory have to decide who they can trust. Guessing wrong could spell destruction for their bond—and for the world as they know it.


I received an eARC of Wonderstruck via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I devoured this book in two fell swoops. It would have been one, except my body informed me that I had to sleep. I’ll keep this as spoiler-free as possible, since it is the end of a trilogy, but be warned if you haven’t read the first two that there might be spoilers here.

Allie Therin masterfully wove the plot of Wonderstruck together with betrayals, new friendships, hints of jealousy, healing old wounds and actual magic. We got to see some familiar faces from previous books, but not in the way I expected to see them. It was absolutely

Rory and Arthur love each other so much at the beginning of this book, but had trouble making their lives fit together. By the end their love is so strong that not even Baron Keppler can come between them. It made my heart sing. The epilogue was absolutely perfect for me and for this series.

I’ve recommended this book to basically every m/m reader I know and now I’m doing the same to you. You can buy your copy right now from Amazon through our affiliate link! I highly, highly recommend it.

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Title: Wonderstruck

Series: Magic In Manhattan #3

Author: Allie Therin

Publisher: Carina

Length: 295 Pages

Release Date: February 9, 2021

Rating: Highly Recommended

Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy Romance

Representation: Italian American gay man main character, white American gay main character, Black woman secondary character, Chinese man secondary character, Cuban American woman author

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