Review: Tested by Lindsay Buroker

Posted April 24, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Review / 2 Comments

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TestedTested (Legacy of Magic #4)
by Lindsay Buroker
narrated by Vivienne Leheny

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: m/f

Matti would prefer never to see her vindictive dwarven aunt ever again. All she wants is to find her missing parents.

But her aunt is extorting the elven assassin, Sarrlevi. That would be problematic on its own, but he’s become Matti’s biggest ally and the man—the elf—she’s falling in love with.

To save her family, Matti must find a way to help Sarrlevi before he strikes the most devastating blow of all.

My Review

After DNF’ing 2 audiobooks in a row, I knew I wanted to listed to the next legacy of Magic book as I knew I would enjoy it. Lindsay Buroker’s books are comfort reads for me and I just know I will enjoy them. Tested might be my favorite book in the series so far, the romantic tension that was bothering me in the previous books got resolved with truths that come to light and I loved seeing Matti and Varlesh Sarrlevi work together to solve both of their problems in this book.

Tested continues the ongoing series plot line with new problems popping up as well as new clues. Matti and Varlesh are still trying to find Matti’s mother, but that’s on the backburner a bit in this book as they have more immediately problems to deal with. Varlesh finally opens up to Matti about how Matti’s aunt is ensuing his cooperation and they are dealing with that and related topics. And assassins are after Matti in this book. There is plenty of action in this book with the assassins that are after Matti frequently popping up.

I really liked the romance and the romantic progression in this book. Matti and Varlesh make for a great couple and I loved seeing them work together on both of their problems in this book. I was so relieved when the trust issue finally gets resolved as Varlesh tells Matti the truth about what’s going on. Seeing them finally being able to trust each other fully and work together was awesome. And I just like seeing how they’re there for one another, having each others backs in fights and helping the other outside of them. There were lots of great scenes and heartfelt moments between them.

I also really liked seeing Matti’s skill with enchanting grow in this book, there are multiple scenes where she uses her enchanting magic and I liked reading about her magic and seeing her use it. The enchanting magic is more important in this series and I like learning more about it. There’s more she learns about her hammer as well. And that both added to this book being so good.

To summarize: This was such a great read, probably my favorite book in the series so far! Varlesh Sarrlevi finally opens up to Matti and now she knows the truth they work together to solve both of their problems. I really felt this book brought them closer and I like reading about them as a couple. I like how they’re there for each other both in fights and outside of them, there are plenty of great scenes involving them in this book. There is plenty going on with a strong overarching plot line and more truths and bits of information coming to light. It also has plenty of action as assassins are after Matti. I also liked seeing Matti learn more about her hammer as well as her enchanting magic. And it all combined to make this a great read! I look forward to the next one!

4 Stars


You can also read my review on Goodreads and Bookbub.

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