As mentioned last week, Annabel Chase has become one of my favorite authors. I swallowed the Divine Place in an entire weekend. This week, I’m currently reading through the Federal Bureau of Magic. This is another Cozy mystery set. It’s set in Chipping Chedder, the same small town Eloise is from in Divine Place. I believe one of the books might even reference her character.
The story follows Eden Fury as she is transplanted from the FBI in California to her home in Chipping Chedder as an agent of the FBM. Not only is Fury her last name, but her magical identity as well. Raised in a family of Revenge demons, Eden vows to reject her Fury powers and become as normal and good as possible, which makes her job a bit difficult.
This book series is amazing. All of the main women characters are older, sassy and independent. The books are lighthearted and funny when fantasy has become known for being dark and depressive. The books are also quick reads at anywhere from 170 to 200 pages. None of the books go over 200 so far.
The plots are all different and unique. Each demon is quirky. One book has a Chakra demon, one has a pod demon. It speaks to Chase’s creativity as an author that she is able to make each plot so different from the next. There are only a few minor grammar mistakes I noticed. A missing comma or quotation, but they don’t take away from the story at all.
Overall, I’d give the FBM 5 out of 5 stars as a whole. I can’t wait to dig into her other series, but I’m trying to read one at a time. Anyone over the age of 18 who likes Good Witch and Charmed will enjoy these cozy crime fantasies. I’d definitely see this being more of a TV show than a book and I really wish Hallmark or the CW would pick it up.