best thing about would be that it attempted something different from the norm in paranormal romance.
Sadly that did not holdout until the end. At one point I thought the whole story was about the locket, god knows the MC only cared about that.
Many points were brought up and left unresolved. Like wow she can use magic now. what triggered it? It was rushed in some parts and slow too many areas.
Yes, I know we cant a expect all the answers to fall into our lap in the first book but come on.
I would enhance the MC. like come on, I will not be giving the crazy doctor and homicidal lyons a free ride. Give us a MC that doesn't turn out to have drawing the wrong conclusion as usually and then reveal it at the end. And would someone be really worrying about a list with 30 werewolves out to get you? I understand the need to avoid her seeming like a damsel but where is her common sense? I would give her some spine to deal with the things that matter like knocking down that ex-husband a couple of notches.
This is the first performance by Mandy Siegfried I have heard, and It was enjoyable despite the book's shortcomings
The narrator's bad southern accent and mispronounced words were so cringe-worthy that I could barely stand to continue listening. Add to that unoriginal world-building and a predictable plot - yeah, not much to like here. It's also one of those books where the characters tell you every emotion, in detail, that they're feeling but don't demonstrate those emotions. I was extremely annoyed at how unbelievable the character's reactions to situations were. Overall, a bland book with a terrible narrator.
It's exceedingly disappointing when casual homophobia is passed off as cutesy, aw-shucks, southern naiveté. I read in other reviews that this story is an accurate portrayal of Texas good ol' boys, but as a Texan, it just makes me sad. Why do is it necessary to perpetuate these stereotypes?
I truly enjoyed this series! Love Mercutio the most. Im not sure why the other books in the series havent been made into audiobooks. Hopefully at some point they will be and I can complete my collection on this series.
I like the whole Texan theme which runs alongside the whole paranormal one.
That it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Once I got used to the narration it was ok, but it would have been better with a better reader, someone who actually read at the correct pace without the odd pauses and patterns of speech. A Texan would have been even better.
There are follow up books and I have read them, I hope there are more. I love this sort of light fiction in between more serious reads.
If you are a fan of Charlaine Harris then these books, although not so clever or original should be up your alley. They are light hearted, fun and silly, I just wish the overall performance of this audio book had been better.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
I was looking for a new series, I found this great book. I laughed throughout the entire book, it was really good. I cant wait to see what see writes next.
The story was ok. I think it will be a good start to the series. I got annoyed at how the main character kept talking like her mother and aunt would be back any day even though it was obvious that they would not be in the story at all. And I find it convenient that Tammy Jo could never do magic before, but can now with no training and just vague memories of watching her mother and aunt.
My main problem was the narrator. Mandy Siegfried sounded like a monotone 15 yr old. Ms. Siegfried needs to work on her timing and varying her tone of voice. The reactions to a fender bender and a werewolf attack should be different.
I'll keep going with the series, but unless the narrator changed I'll switch to the paper version of the book.
I really loved this book. Being a Texas girl I can see the humor in Would-be Witch and it had me laughing out loud.
Audible hurry up and get the rest of "A Southern Witch Novel" series.
The first chapter of this was enjoyable and fresh, but as the plot begins to unfold ( or more acurately bounce about) it becomes a little too familiar.
A young southern woman with special powers she denies and insists she is a "pastry chef" ("I'm a cocktail waitress" ~sookie ) is caught in a love triangle (ala Bill & Eric) and gets help from her flamboyant gay male friend and his vampire to solve a problem with werewolves.
Besides the obvious Sookie Stackhouse plot the book is just silly. Set in a fair sized town in Texas where all the primary females chracters names are followed by Sue or Jo (insert eye roll here), the town is the jewel of a magical grid......and only two families in town are magical, and no one, including her exhusband who has seen the magical herb garden believes in magic or knows it exists.
I found myself frowning at my ipod and wondering if I had missed a chapter somewhere.
On the otherhand, I can honestly say I have never heard of a witch that calls the corners by calling power from the earth while praying to God and promising to begin recycling. That sounds much funnier in abstract, trust me.
The dialogue was tired and juvenille, and I had serious issues with the main characters slap her leg happily and singing country songs as her cat bleeds to death.