#bookreview The Fading Dusk by Melissa Giorgio

November 11, 2015

The Fading Dusk
 By Melissa Giorgio 

~My Review~
4 stars

Irina is a magician's assistant, taken in when her mom died at a young age by the street magician Bantheir. Never did she think it was possible to end up smack in the middle of a murder investigation with direct blame going to her generous caregiver or that she would be sitting in a prison cell until he is found. But of course the accusations that he would use magic to kill people was even more baffling to her, not show magic, but the real kind that has been forbidden for many years. 

The Fading Dusk is a great story about murder, magic, deceit and ultimately love. I really enjoyed this story as it was quite unique and a different twist then recent books I have read where Magic is involved. I truly felt bad for Irina and all she had to go through and the hurt she suffered, and was pleasantly surprised to find which characters I ended up liking and which ones I just could not. I would consider this a great Y/A with a fantasy twist and recommend it for all ages. 

About the Book:

In the gritty city of Dusk, seventeen-year-old Irina makes her living as the street magician Bantheir’s assistant. The job isn’t glamorous, but she loves the crowds, the shows, and most of all, the illusion of magic. But Irina’s world is shattered the night she is arrested and charged as Bantheir’s accomplice to murder—murder by magic.
Real magic, the kind that’s been forbidden since the old wars.
Irina finds the idea of flashy showman Bantheir using actual magic to kill someone laughable, but she’s the only one who sees how ridiculous the claim is. But how can she convince everyone Bantheir is innocent when they’ve already made up their minds? Desperate, Irina must decide who she can trust to help her win her freedom. Is the surly, handsome Captain Leonid telling the truth when he says he believes Irina is innocent, or is he just using her to get to Bantheir? What about Aden, the sweet soldier and longtime fan of Irina’s who claims he’s on her side?
Irina said she wanted to know the truth, but when she stumbles across a dark secret that changes everything, will she be strong enough to survive?


About the Author:

Melissa Giorgio is a native New Yorker who graduated from Queens College with a degree in English. She’s always dreamed of being a writer and has been creating stories (mostly in her head) since she was a little girl. Also an avid reader, Melissa loves to devour thick YA novels. When not reading or writing, she enjoys watching animated films, listening to music by her favorite Japanese boy band, or exploring Manhattan. She is also the author of the Silver Moon Saga.

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