Scatter of Light by Diana Pharoah Francis
published June 24th, 2022
Welcome back to Diamond City where hell just busted loose.
Senator Rice, hater of all things magic, declared martial law following the recent bombings. His goal? Arrest all magic-wielders and take control of the mines. To get what he wants, he doesn’t care how many people have to die.
How is Riley supposed to stop an army without starting a bigger war? It’s going to take deceit, timing, sleight of hand, and a whole lot of luck. To help, she’s got her family, friends, and a collection of mobsters, who will probably slide a blade between her ribs the second she turns her back. But beggars can’t be choosers, and playing it safe is a losing proposition.
Unfortunately, there’s more going on than anybody realizes, and the real enemy has yet to show his face.
When push comes to shove, can Riley risk sacrificing the people she loves to save a city of people she doesn’t even know? Risk her people, her family on a plan almost certainly doomed to fail?
For Riley there is really only one choice.
What would you choose?
Sooooo this is not “ A Scatter of Light” by Malinda Lo which is what I was actually looking for. This book is perfectly fine, but it is the 5th in a series where I didn’t read any of the other ones. I did not finish this book and I am rating it three stars, which is Perfectly Neutral; I have no strong thoughts about this book either way. It just isn’t my jam and wasn’t what i thought I was getting into.