Waters of Chaos introduces readers to a new world of magic filled with intrigue and romance. When we first meet our heroine, Mandy, she is embarking on her first case as the new witch with the Paranormal Activities Bureau. Of course, rookies never have it easy and Mandy quickly learns that her missing person’s case—or missing mer-man, as the case may be—isn’t quite as cut and dry as it seems. She and her powerfully magical ex-boyfriend (last name of Merlin – ring any bells?) suddenly become missing persons themselves. However, this might just give them the time they need to work out their relationship issues.
I really enjoyed the breath of fresh air this story lent to a world of magic in a present day setting. My only complaint is that this story is entirely too short. The missing person premise could be expanded to take the reader on a longer hunt, thereby giving the reader a little more time to get to know Mandy and her oft-mentioned independent streak.
This story clearly demonstrates the potential to expand into a promising new series and I eagerly await the next installment.
(reviewed the day of purchase)