Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors
Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen
(The Guild Codex: Warped, #1)
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: August 7th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
My name is Kit Morris, and welcome to my warped life.
Picture the scene: Me, an average guy with psychic powers—not that my abilities are in any way average—just trying to scrape by in a harsh world. So maybe I’ve conned a few people, but did I really deserve to be thrown in MPD jail alongside magic-wielding serial killers?
According to Agent Lienna Shen, one-hundred-percent yes.
But her hardass attitude and “Arcana prodigy” status aren’t enough to bring down my former best friend, who slipped through the MPD’s fingers and is days away from unleashing untold horrors upon the city. Or he’s going to steal something. I don’t really know.
Whatever he’s up to, that’s why I’m sitting in an interrogation room with Lienna. And that’s why I just offered myself as her temporary new partner for the purposes of thwarting my ex-accomplice.
And that’s how I’m going to escape. I might even help with the case before I cut and run.
Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors is the first book in a new series set in the world of The Guild Codex. It can be read on its own or as part of a larger adventure.
More series in the Guild Codex world:
The Guild Codex: Spellbound
The Guild Codex: Demonized
I have to start with a full disclosure that I LOVE these books by Annette Marie, I have read all of her Guild Codex other series meaning both the Spellbound and Demonized series.
To give you a bit of reference, it all starts with the Spellbound series and book 1 Three Mages and a Margarita, then we get our first spin off with Book 1 of the Demonized series Taming Demons for Beginners and now we are here.
I do believe we meet our main characters Lienna and Kit in Hunting Fiends fof the Ill Equipped which is book 3 of the Demonized series. I could be wrong since I read it on release day and my memory is being a little hazy (please correct me if I am wrong); but I do believe I am not wrong, who knows….
Either way, that being said, if you have read the other books in the previous series, then there is here nothing new other than the addition of a new author Rob Jacobsen that I am not familair with. Even though I do not know Rob or any of his previous writing, his presence in this books has no negative impact at all in the writing or the spirit of the first book of this new series. Honestly, for me having read all the others, I did not see any difference at all.
I am not being shady when I say that, just that from my perspective the collab must have gone great and the book is equally as good as all the previous ones and there was no negative impact to the spirit of these books. I do hope that makes sense.
I am not going to go into too much details, as I am trying to avoid the pifall of spoilers, but I love the continuity and getting to know this world more and more from another perspective.
Kit the male lead has a unique back story when you consider what we know about this community and I love the perpective and reactions to events it gives him. Leanna is more cannon so to say, and I am looking forward to her evolution being partnered with Kit.
I am expecting fireworks and huge laughs…
I loved it!
I knew what I was getting into, since I read everything else and I was certainly not let down. In recent months since Three Mages and a Margarita I have been a huge fan of this series and I do recommend starting there to be honest with you. Though, you can likely start with this baby if you want, you will get more kicks out of it if you have read all the previous ones. They are super entertaining, well written and little pieces of book heaven at least for me.
I am going to highly recommend Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors to you all and I hope you love it as much as I did. I cannot wait for book 2!
Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.
Rob is a Canadian writer, actor, and director, who has been in a few TV shows you might watch, had a few films in festivals you might have attended, and authored some stories you might have come across. He’s hoping to accomplish plenty more by the time he inevitably dies surrounded by cats while watching reruns of Mr. Robot.
Currently, he is the Creative Director of Cave Puppet Films, as well as the co-author of the upcoming Guild Codex: Warped book series with Annette Marie.