This series is my all-time favorite audiobooks! Viva Jacquelina continues to wonderful story of Jackie Faber and her many adventures. She is once again a spy for the British sent to Spain to find out how they receiving the French king. Set in the 1800's this book provides a fun way to learn more about art and politics of the time. All through the eyes and experiences of Jackie, a teenage women who can dress like a boy or flirt like a pretty girl. This is a good addition to the series.
This book is very similar in style and story to the other books in this series. Starting with Bloody Jack (Book 1) and beyond. Start with 1 and you will be hooked on them all.
Katherine Kellgren is my favorite reader! I have read many of her audible books but this series is my very favorite for her characterizations. She is amazing! She goes from using a cockney accent to high-brow english in a blink of an eye. I tried reading one of these books and I could hear Katherine's voice for Jackie in my mind. I missed it so much I decided to listen to these rather than read them because I wanted the whole experience.
Read the whole series. Start with Book 1 (Bloody Jack) and Book 2 (Curse of the Blue Tatoo) which give the background for most of the main characters. I also very much like "The Bonney Light Horseman" which is later in the series but very good.Fall in love with Jackie just as I have. Don't be concerned that this is juvenile literature. It delivers for all readers who love strong women characters and adventures.
I was hesitant to read/listen to Shadow of Night because I was so mad at the end of Discovery of Witches. I had no idea it was a Part 1 and boy did it leave you hanging. On the recommendation of a friend I decided to listen to this one and it is fantastic! Jennifer Ikeda does an outstanding job of creating diverse characters in her narration. I love to listen to her pacing and characterizations. The story is a great blend of fantasy, historical fiction, and romance. The only downside is that we have to wait for the last book in the trilogy. I hope Harkness writes quickly!
The characters are great, the use of historical figures woven into the story is so much fun. It makes me want to learn more about the one I know and research the ones I have not heard of (if they are real people too.)
There are so many! When Diana learns her about her abilities and creates her familiar is pretty fantastic. For humor I also like the interplay between Matthew and Queen Elizabeth I.
Witches, Vampires, Demons and more!
I do suggest you read Discovery of Witches first because you will miss the back story of the characters without it. It sets the foundation for enjoyment of Shadow of Night. Besides, now you don't have to wait to learn more about the story.
If you like fantasy at all I think you will really enjoy this series!
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