I had been looking for a new series that would be a little bit romance, a little bit suspense, and a little bit paranormal, with a splash of humor. Lucy March delivers.
As always, Amanda Ronconi's interpretation of the characters and the story is spot on.
If you like they way Molly Harper injects the paranormal into an otherwise normal world, or the way Rhys Bowen's heroines seem to manifest a quiet strength, or Tate Halloway's quirky sense of humor, then you will probably this.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." -George R.R. Martin
I would be willing to listen to the next book in the series.
I would compare this series to the Molly Harper series' "Nice Girls" & "Naked Werewolf" (also narrated by Amanda Ronconi). Though IMHO this series is lacking a little in comparison.
I have listened to all of Amanda's narrations! She performs this book in the same manner as all of her others. She has a way of bringing life to the characters and reads like she is speaking to you, not just reading a script.
Yes, and I did just that :-)
The writing is superb and I was very interested in the characters. I was not very interest in the story though because of the magic (fantasy fiction) aspect. I realize genre is very popular right but I hope to see other genres covered by March.
Cute Story. I thought this book was a good, quick read. It had a good, but predictable plot, but was one of those reads that left the reader smiling … most of the time. I didn’t care for the ending which was a little dark for me, but overall I enjoyed the book.
This book kept me entertained and it was a good story with an unusual plot; however, the lead character needed her A** kicked. In the beginning, okay she was naïve and clueless but throughout the story she kept making stupid decisions. This heroine seriously needed some backbone and a clue. Everyone she knew for years kept giving her advice yet she listened to and trusted the person she had known for the least amount of time. I wanted to strangle her as the book continued through to the end. I guess if the strong emotions I felt could rate this story; it was excellent.
Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend; if only to show how irritating the main character was.
Amanda Ronconi is always a great narrator. But her characterization of Davina Granville was spot on. At first sincere and then creepy as h***.
Not a particular moment; however, about halfway through the book I was yelling at the main character. OUT LOUD.
I have never had such mixed emotions about the story and the lead character. I want to think I would have enjoyed the book more if the character of Olivia had grown in strength as the book progressed but maybe the author knows better than me.
The writing and the narration. The story line was great very entertaining and Amanda Ronconi was a perfect fit.
The entire book.
She does different voices very well. Even male voices. I have a few other books she narrated. That is how I found this book. I was looking for a new book you know what that's like so many to choose form. I decided to try looking at narrator's I like and here I am.
I'm buying the second one in the series now. And I will be looking for more Lucy March books.
Stay with this one. It gets much better as you go. I look forward to seeing more books by Lucy March. The characters were interesting and the story begs for a sequel.
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This story will take you by surprise. Trust no one. The main character is innocent, bright, and full of dumb decisions. The villain will be someone she least suspects, you may or may not see it coming. This is a short tale of mystery, a fun sort of wistful magic, and a few moving life lessons of friendship & bad decisions.
This is a modern tale of a waitress coming into her own.
If you enjoy this book you may also enjoy: All books by Deborah Geary (her witch series is phenomenal), A winter witch, Born Wicked, Forbidden, A thinking Women's Guide to Real Magic, Tarnished and Torn, Scent of Magic, Maria V. Snyder's books, One Good Knight by Mercede Lackey.
I enjoyed the author and the book.
Perhaps Bailey Cates' Brownies and Broomsticks as you have a girl who finds out she's a witch. Sort of similar in that respect.
Amanda is excellent at bringing the story to life. You can tell she really enjoyed reading it and there are some infliction she added that made certain lines funnier that I might not have added in my own head.
The story of her family and finding out what happened with them.
Say something about yourself!
Read on August 02, 2013
Listened to for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought When Finished: Really enjoyed A Little Night Magic! It reminded me a little of the Molly Harper books.
Story Thoughts: A Little Night Magic made me giggle, cheer, twist my hands, and root for the bad "guy" to get freaking caught. I listened to it in one day and even got my stepmom listening to it for her trip. This was a great combination of romance and mystery. It was just flat out FUN!
Character Thoughts: I *heart* the girlfriends in this story! Olivia was a spit-fire who just happened to have a long standing unrequited crush. Her solution was to go to Ireland. Is it any wonder that I loved her? She didn't quite make it there but you have to love the gumption. I also liked her friends Peach and Stacy. I liked that they weren't perfect and each had very unique personalities. I can't wait to hear more about them as the series continues. As far as Tobias--it took awhile for me to warm up to him as a love interest but I loved him as a "cook" (well and his other job). Overall these were easy to like characters that make you want to know more about Nodaway Falls.
Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
I love Amanda Ronconi! Seriously she just rocks the quirky like no one's business. She does great with sarcasm, wit, and characters that just need to sparkle. She is hands down one of my favorite narrators!
Final Thoughts: I recommend A Little Night Magic for those looking for a fun mystery read with just the right touch of magic!