A great sequel to the first book, and a lead into what promises to be a great series. Betsy was again true to her nature as the slightly-ditzy/annoying heroine, but she's lovable, and I didn't really see the plot twist at the end coming.
The story was worth listening to despite the sub-par voice acting. Most of the characters sounded the same, and it was hard to tell when Betsy was actually speaking versus making sarcastic comments to herself. I'm hoping they'll eventually get someone new to read!
A great author and voice actor! It was also fantastic to get to know another member of the Half Moon Hollow society.
While this is similar to the "Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires" (Iris's book), it wasn't as well developed and didn't have as many enjoyable visits by familiar characters. Despite that, it was a good book with some hilarious parts. Miranda's stubbornness in terms of hiding things grated on my nerves at points, but I suppose it was necessary for the plot to work.
I just love her!! She does a great job with both male and female voices and handles accents very well. I never have a hard time telling who is talking!
And you thought a cross-country roadtrip with the family was difficult!
Yay! Iris Scanlen finally gets her own book, so we get to learn a little more about the Bee Line business she runs. This was another fantastic side story in the Jane-world of Half Moon Hollow. It was great to get to see some of the more familiar characters back and to get to see Iris and her sister Gigi's relationship. It had a fantastic plot twist near the end, and I enjoyed getting to see a bit more of Ophelia. A definite must read for any Molly Harper Fans.
Will Ophelia be next? Or an Andrea or Jolene book?
I have to say I really enjoyed the first book of the Queen Betsy series. If you are a fan of Molly Harper's Jane Jameson series, this one will be up your alley as they both contain the same snarky humor and sarcastic heroines. The story was fantastic and had me continuing to listen despite the disappointing voice acting. There were lots of awkward, breathy pauses, and most of the characters sound the same. I plan on listening to the rest of the series (just finished the second book). I just hope they get a new voice actress!
Not up to Par
There is a lot of hype about these books because of the sex and bondage. I didn't feel that it was fully focused on sex (until at least the third section, then it seemed to be a little excessive). If you're looking for real "hardcore" scenes, this doesn't actually live up the hype. I felt like a lot of the scenes equalled (and sometimes didn't measure up to) some of the scenes I've read by J.R. Ward or Jeaniene Frost.
Despite all of that, I think the storyline of this series is pretty good. It actually delves into some real issues people face when victims of any sort of trauma. The character development was good for the main characters, so if you take out some of the sex scenes (which were okay, but not spectacular), you have a good story underneath. That's always a good thing.
NO! She made Ana seem like a teenage rather than a 22 year old woman. I did get used to her voice (thankfully), but I thought the voice acting was terrible. I was extremely disappointed to see her reading the other books as well.
No. It was good, but it won't become one of my favorites
Disappointment. I was very unhappy with the story.
I only listened to the first couple hours. I was so disappointed with the book that I never finished it. I wish that I had been able to return it.
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