Although I have read many reviews comparing this book to Molly Harper, I didn't find it similar, except the narrator is the same. The story revolves around 'magicals' who each have their own unique magic ability, and can only function in either day or night. A combination of fantasy, mystery and romance, with plenty of humor and excellent narration, this book is definitely worth a credit.
Books, books, and more books, if I'm not listening, I'm reading
No to Lucy, yes to Amanda
yes, all her Molly Harper readings, her reading was comparable and very good.
The general idea was interesting and it had potential, but when bad choices by the characters is the only thing that moves the plot forward, I find it frustrating and just plain unimaginative writing.The main characters constant self flagellation was irritating, and peoples inability to 'communicate' or keeping things from each other to save each others feelings was an aspect that I didn't like either.Will probably not revisit the author. Amanda Ronconi was great as always.
The narration on this was (like all Amanda Ronconi's work) excellent, the story... only okay. It started well, but did not live up to expectations. Like Molly Harper, but not as witty. The female lead, while somewhat likeable did not have the wit or strength of Molly Harpers leads.
Good for a light listen, but not great.
I really loved the story. A little dumb but so entertaining. It was like a satisfying gourmet breakfast instead of cold cereal, a real treat! The reader was funny and comfy with her story and it came over that way.
Tobias, I think.
100% enjoyable, it added credence and humer.
Our heroines' refusal to believe in magic.
I was disapointed with this book,I suppose I did not look into its story line.
Reading, for me, is one of life's greatest pleasures. I love discovering new authors. My favorite genre is suspense/mystery fiction.
As a rabid Molly Harper fan, I'd like to think I'd know her style of writing anywhere, and thus find the similarities between her and Lucy March too striking to be dismissed. Regardless, whether this author is a figment of Molly Harper's imaginings or not, this book is 'magically' delicious!
The setting of Nodaway Falls and Crazy Cousin Betty's Waffle House, with it's whimsical (and supposedly magical) blue tiled square set into the linoleum, is a perfect backdrop for this tale of a 28-yr old woman who's tired of waiting for her life to start. She has a plan, but then Davina Granville enters her life and things get complicated. She discovers that she has hidden magical gifts, such as the ability to turn inanimate objects into woodland creatures, sort of.
This story will have you laughing and tugging at your heartstrings - but mostly laughing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am hopeful that the author has plans to turn it into a series. I would love the chance to spend more time with these delightful characters and their continuing misadventures.
I'm hoping that this is the beginning of a series. The characters are fun and interesting, very creative plot, nice romance that was an integral part of the story. Not overdone and not slapped in as an afterthought. I'm giving it four stars because to me the pace of the story is kind of choppy and I had some trouble staying with it, but I'm not some kind of pro literary critic and it didn't detract much from a really good book. Amanda Ronconi is over the top as usual, and she is a perfect choice for the characters.
The author has a nice foundation here and I'm definitely in for the next one. Fun stuff.
Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
The story was a fun listen – very entertaining, and especially the conversations often felt very clever and funny to listen to. The narration of the main character was very enjoyable – being in her head and watching her interactions with the other characters of the book was quite often hilarious.
The plot was a tiny bit predictable but not badly so and the ride there was just so enjoyable.
I would actually like to see more of this universe to know more about this magic and so on. And I would like to see more of this author that makes me laugh and sometimes roll my eyes good-naturely at the main character's ramblings and conversations.
I fell in love with several of the characters, but mostly their relationships with each other.
The narrator was brilliant. She exepertly narrated the wit and humour in this one and was good at giving the characters different voices.
The writing is real, humorous, snarky and enjoyable. The narrator is awesome.
This would be comparable to Molly Harper's writing, because it is real, it is the snark and the sass and the life of each character is brought to reality with the writing.
I have listened to all of Amada's performances I can find. Her voice is mezmerizing and I feel like I am listening to a friend at home. All of her character voices are very adaptable to person. I just lover her narrations (performances)
On the other side of the magic's relam is.....
I want more writing from Lucy, this was great and will be on my listen to again over and over Ipod with Molly Harper, Nora Roberts and JR Ward.
This is fun book from the "Paranormal Cozies" category. Olivia is a newly discovered "Magical," a person with some magical powers. But, it turns that she is much more powerful than most, and some malevolent force wants her power at any cost.
Like many heroines of this genre, Olivia is impulsive, none to bright, and stubbornly convinced that she "can take care of myself!" despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. She also is maddeningly blind to clues dancing in front of her like small children begging for attention. The reader will likely arrive at the "Ah Ha" moment long before Olivia does. Still this promises to be fun series, especially if the books continue to be narrated by the wonderful Amanda Ronconi. That woman could read from the phone book and make it sound interesting. I look forward to the next book.