The book isn't as intricate and engaging as most of Molly Harper's books. The resolution seemed obvious to me from the beginning and the plot was overly simple.
Just made the characters more dynamic, involved the characters we know and love already more in the story. It also could've done with a side plot or a few more twists.
The accent!!!! Yes the main character was Irish, but Ronconi's accent was sooo annoying. I love Amanda Ronconi, but honestly, I struggled to make it through this one due to the irritating Boston/Irish accent. Ewww!
I haven't given up on Molly Harper, or Amanda Ronconi. But my advice is to give this one a pass, or at least listen to the sample first to see if the accent will bug you.
This book goes right along with the others in the Half Moon Hollow universe. All the paranormals are connected in some way, and this brings our old friends back to interact with new members.
Amanda's performance is always outstanding. But she took it up a notch, with the Boston and Irish accents. Especially when a conversation includes, Southern twang, Boston quirk, and Irish drawl!! Awesome.
I always want to listen to Molly Harper's stories in one sitting. But I MUST break it apart, especially when I'm laughing uncontrollably!
The plot twists and new paranormal.
The strength on the female lead to sever ties of blood when blood was the only connection.
I love how Molly uses the everyday moments between characters with sharp, witty banter,
When Dick reveals his true self and connections.
Normally I love Amanda's narration, however the inconsistent accent and the poor Irish lilt in her voice just didn't work.
Wanted know more about all of the characters!
Just love all the voices she uses. She really gets you from the first couple of words and you just don't want to stop listen to.
It's Molly Harper, so you know it's going to be funny. And quirky. And adult. And fun.
It's Half Moon Hollow so you know the setting will be full of crazy characters in her fictional "post vampire liberation" world of witches and werewolves and vampires trying to make their way in the "human" world.
And it's Amanda Ronconi so you know you are going to be treated to a wonderful performance of Molly Harper's interesting if somewhat unbelievable plot involving a witch hunt of most unusual parameters. If you're a Harper and Half Moon Hollow fan, you'll recognize and welcome back a number of your favorite denizens of this funky Kentucky town.
These are adult "fairy tales" and meant to be read for the sheer fun of it. Let your imagination loose and have fun!
HALF MOON HOLLOW HERE I COME! I CAN SEE THIS PLACE VIVIDLY THANKS TO MOLLY.GUESS THAT IS MORE THAN 3 WORDS BUT WHO COUNTS THIS STUFF? DO I LOSE POINTS FOR THAT?
DICK CHENEY, OF COURSE! ..HE IS LIKE AN OLD FRIEND THAT YOU KNOW BETTER THAN TO HANG OUT WITH BUT, YOU JUST CAN'T STAY AWAY.
WHEN NOLA FIRST SEES JEB IN FULL ON ARMADILO ARMOUR
YES, WHEN NOLA WAS ABLE TO TRULY CONFRONT HER MOTHER SANS THE BINDING.
PLEASE PLEASE WRITE MORE ABOUT THE HOLLOW!!
If this book is free, or close to it (as it was when I wrote this review) do yourself a great big favor and buy it NOW. I don't much like humor books, but ... Her quips, jibes, and sarcasm are delivered deadpan, just when one expects a predictable sentence.
Just imagine what one can do with the line: "He's so vain." If your veins aren't running, that is.
I'm now paying serious $ / credits for Ms. Harper's other books. Enjoy.
Maybe my expectations were too high after reading other Molly Harper books. These characters were not particularly amusing. And the main character's Boston/Irish accent was just horrible. I cringed for the first hour trying to figure out what the narrator was trying to do. I suppose it would be a hard mix to pull off but it was seriously distracting. The love interest had an equally annoying voice. I'm just glad it's over!
I couldnt put this book down!! I enjoyed the witty dialog between the characters and cant wait to explore her other books. This book had me laughing out loud one minute and fanning myself from the steamy scenes the next. The narrator did an excellent job and complimented the story.
Yes, it's fun.
The plot was somewhat predictable, particularly toward the end. Foreshadowing should have been a bit more subtle. But, I do like her brand of snark. It's uplifting.
Until they mentioned the character had a mix of Bostonian and Irish accents, I though she needed a speech tutor. Later, I could not figure out if they added the comment to match her narration or if she is a truly gifted vocal genius to merge the two. In any case I like her performances, even when the accent is confusing.