Author : J. S. FieldsSeries : The Source series
Genres : Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication : October 15th 2015 (self published)

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads’ synopsis : Thirty years ago a spell was cast that exploded the magic in those who wielded the power and millions were consumed by fire. Countries and Governments that had grown dependent on wizards for the new arms race were left floundering and confused. Tensions rose and bled into World War III, and the world was broken by the global bombardment. Magic was thought lost forever.

Reese, a young girl of only fifteen, knows the stories and the lore. She has grown comfortable with life in the miles of caverns that make up Mammoth Cave. When Tereo, a wise traveler, arrives to weave a tale of history and fact, the pulse inside her screams out that she is meant for more. Tereo knows that Reese is the only one that can help him perform an unimaginable task. Together, along with her cousin Erik and her friend, Emily, the ragtag team set off to move the Center of Magic – and stop the gathering evil from destroying the final spark.

Dangers, both magical and mundane assault them from all sides. New faces and allies find them while betrayal lurks close. It is a journey of fantastical determination, one that sweeps this group into heights none could dream of before and into the very depths of despair.

Pulling from our own past and myths, this is an alternative history that combines lore, legend, current fiction and popular mythos to create a tale unlike any you’ve read before.

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I enjoyed this book. The plot is pretty interesting. Danger, betrayal, feelings, you can find all of these in this book ! It’s an epic quest, where they will learn who they really are.
I really like the idea that a wizard/sorcerer needs a Source. I’ve never read a book where the warlock would need a Source next to him in order to throw a spell ! It’s unique and really interesting.

I also really enjoyed the characters.
– Reese is a really nice main character. She can act like a little princess sometimes, but it only adds to her charm.
– Emily may be my favorite character. I think she is the strongest, because she doesn’t have any magical power and yet she has followed them. In my opinion, she is really badass!

I really like their posse. In a way, it made me think of some video games. The sorcerer, the healer, the wise man …
They all have a nice development throughout the book.

They were also things that I didn’t like.
First, the characters’ inner thoughts. Sometimes, I felt like it was too out of the blue. Maybe it was made on purpose, but it bothered me at times.
I also would have liked to read more about the world. I hope we will read more about it in the sequel !

The cliffhanger was good, I wasn’t expecting it at all ! I will probably read the sequel, I wanna what will happen to these lovely characters !

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book ! It’s a quick read, with an original vision of the magical world !

3 stars

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About the author

JS FieldsJ.S. Fields is a YA author. He is from Kentucky – born and raised. He is an Engineer by day and fiction writer by night. He also has an unhealthy obsession with all things post-apocalyptic.

His debut novel entitled – Center of Magic will be released on October 15th, 2015.



  1. It’s really clever when an author finds a new way to approach stories about familiar beings like warlocks. It must be so hard to create something originals when there are so many books out there already!

    Great review 🙂


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