Jinx & Tonic book review

jinx and tonic cover

It’s 7:12 pm as I am beginning to write this review.  Clearly, this means it’s the best part of the day.  The socially acceptable drinking part of the day!  In other words, this post is brought to you by a glass of syrah.

I just finished reading Jinx & Tonic the third Magic & Mixology Mystery series book. Full disclosure, I received the book as an advanced reader copy.  However, double full disclosure, I love Gina Lamanna the author of the Magic & Mixology Mystery series and the Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries, among other things. I read her books before I was a book blogger, and will continue to read them if I ever stop being a book blogger.  In other words, you should read her stories.

So, on to the review.

Jinx & Tonic book review

jinx and tonic cover

As mentioned previously, this is the third book in the series. Want to know what I think about the other two books? Great. Here are links to my reviews Hex on the Beach and Witchy Sour.

Ready to just move on to book 3? Great.

For those who don’t already know, a quick synopsis to bring you up to speed. Lily grew up like any one of us. However, turns out, she is a witch. Her aunts come and take her to the Isle, which is paradise.  She also finds out she is destined to be the island’s mixologist, a once in a generation powerful member  of the society.  She comes to grips with fitting in for the first time, having a big family she didn’t know about, being a witch, and having a huge destiny mantle resting on her shoulders. And there is a cute guy. ‘Natch.

Alright, are you caught up now? Great.

Book 3 is a non-stop page turner. Lily, our heroine, is coming into her own as a witch, the mixologist, a family member, a girl friend, and a member of the Isle. We begin to see her powers, intuition, and confidence growing.

In this story, the Ranger trials are ongoing, organized by Lily’s boyfriend Ranger X and starring her cousin Zin.  The Isle, and the Rangers in particular, are in serious danger as a powerful witch escapes from prison.

This is a transformative stage for Lily.  She starts to trust herself as a mixologist, creating potions from feel instead of direction. As well, she starts to trust herself on an emotional level, standing up to both her grandmother and her boyfriend.  Further, she is coming to understand what it means to be a powerful witch.  And she learns more and more about the dangerous and mysterious Faction.  Plus, Lily is cool as heck. You definitely want to hang out with her. She is loyal, funny, warm and talented.

Stop doing what you are doing and start reading the Magic and Mixology series. It’s amazing. You won’t regret it.


  1. What would your Island paradise be like?
  2. Would you rather be a witch, vampire, or shapeshift?
  3. Tell me about your grandmother? Is she a stone cold B like Lily’s grandmom?


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1 Comment

  1. I would like to be the most ‘once in a generation powerful’ of something. Sadly, it’s not the sort of opportunity that arises so often in real life.

    Great review. This series is now officially on my TBR. 🙂

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