I missed the point of most of this book. The pacing would slow when describing some little detail, and then gloss over the main points of the book. I found transitions awkward, and frequently found myself how we got from one place to another and what the significance of a particular character was. The story didn't flow for me.
Donna M Thomas
Honestly. I have no idea what people see in this book. The main character isn't even likeable. In fact, she's down right irritating.
I only finished it hoping I would find some redeeming value.
No such luck.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
With such a title and summary, you hope for a fun, sassy ride. The joy is, you get it! Well, I sure did. I'm glad my friends who love this genre sucked me into it!
I couldn't get beyond the first few chapters. I just didn't care for the writing style or the narration. I really tried to like it.
I don't know... but I had the books in this series in my wish list. I will have to remove them.
I thought her voice sounded too old for the part.
I couldn't get through much of the book, so I couldn't say.
It seemed like this would have been something I would have enjoyed. I like other books in this type of genre, but the writing style and the performance were grating. I just couldn't listen beyond the first couple of chapters.
This is my first audiobook from Audible and my first foray into "urban fantasy." Now I'm hooked! I loved how complex the lives of these characters are, and how sanitized. The vampire, Ivy, is truly dangerous because vampires ARE dangerous, not pouting over-aged teens who whine about their existence or promote some weird anti-woman agenda. Our anti-hero is brave and impulsive and prone to make mistakes. But she also learns from her mistakes and listens to what the folks around her say. And the resident pixie is a brand new archetype to me. I'm looking forward to following the adventures of this family by choice.
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
I am now listening to the 11th book in this series and have enjoyed it very much. Based on other reviews, I did skip the 6th book (The Outlaw Demon Wails) and read it instead of listening. I can't imagine anyone other than Marguerite Gavin narrating the books. Her voices for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks and all the characters are perfect.
Ok, I got sucked into this book, thinking I could really get into a good series.
This book and series has had lots of acclaim- how could I go wrong?
For the first third of the book, absolutely nothing happens.
Just kept plugging along, thinking it would change. How could so many people love this book, right?
Then by the time something did happen, I was totally uninvested with the characters, and I thought "Who cares?"
How this series has found so much fame is really beyond me. I found it to drag, and I also found it poorly written. Perhaps it gets better with the other books, but I won't be wasting me time, or my credit to find out.
This book seemed a bit drawn out at times, but overall was very entertaining. Looking forward to reading/listening to more in the series.
Janks the Pixie. He is cool.
Very good naration.
The beginning was hard to follow for a first book, for me anyway. It did get easier after a couple of chapters.
Jinx was great though the whole book, Love his personality and loyalty and good heart.
Maybe don't know that a movie could do it justice
The story and the humor were good. The narrator was a bit rushed at times and the voices tended to blend together too much.
I don't like Rachel. I find her to be one of the most selfish characters I've ever "met". She has no self awareness and doesn't think about the consequences of her actions. I root for her only so Jinx and Ivy don't suffer. I really like the stories though, so I overlook her blatantly self-destructive behavior, the adrenaline flowing in and out of her body like the tides and the constant affirmations of "I'm a White Witch". I love series with strong female lead characters like Eve Dallas or Anita Blake so it's refreshing to have a series with a main character who can't do it all.
Don't get me wrong. I think the series is original and entertaining. When listening it's easier to hear how often her adrenaline gives her headaches.
I will continue listening to the series.