Charlotte, NC, United States | Member Since 2013
Overall, I like this series, and I did enjoy listing to it. It's a complicated plot with a lot of characters, but overall it's not hard to keep everyone together. I just felt that Rachel whined ALL THE TIME. She always jumped to the wrong conclusions- which was a little frustrating.
I love Estep's story telling. She has the ability to tell a good story from a great perspective.
This is the beginning of a new YA mythology series. I love mythology- and and strangely attracted to series that take place at a boarding school. So I was bound to love this story. I think Gwen is a great MC, she's spunky and fun, but a little hard on herself (as are a lot of 16 year old girls)
My one issue is that I solved the mystery a little too quickly. It didn't really bother me though, because there is an overlying series mystery that I'm still guessing at.
Gin Blanco grabbed me from page one (well, disc one? I don't know how to quantify in Audio?) of Spider's Bite and hasn't let go since. Its hard to root for an assassin... I mean usually they are the BAD guys, but Gin is a terrific anti-hero. You want her to be victorious, even if she has to kill 12 people in the process.
This book brings in a NEW crazy super villain. One who wants what it rightfully Gin's. I love the character development in this one. It showed how much Gin has grown and how much she really does love her family- the one she choose. I applaud that she took the actions that she did knowing the risks as they were. I can't say more without risking spoilers. BUT I already have the next one queued and ready to go.
This is what I would classify as a 'cozy' paranormal. I have really grown to love the characters and all of their quirks. Stacy is a great MC, I love her humor and take on things. And I think Amy Rubinate was the PERFECT voice for Stacy.
Start at the beginning with Opal Fire. These are light, fun and entertaining reads. I will absolutely read more.
Loved this!!! There were a few timing issues (dragged a little bit) but the main story was a great continuation of Waking the Witch and leaves the reader very interested in 13. I am really excited to see how everything goes down in 13.
I really liked
-Savannah's character development
-The way all the characters are coming together
-Adam. He is quickly moving up my book boyfriend list. (don't tell my real one!)
Things that could have been better
-The angsty teen moment
-Slow pacing in the middle
I've wanted a Savannah story since Dime Store Magic. I LOVED it! I can't wait to keep going.
My ONLY little complaint is that I wouldn't have picked Johanna Parker to narrate. Don't get me wrong, she does a great job reading, but something wasn't quite right. Parker does have a slightly southern drawl (much less though, than when she's reading Sookie) and it was a little weird in the Northwest.
I wanted to love this book, I really did. I liked it a lot, but love never came.
The title ALONE makes me squeal with delight. I saw this book on a shelf and immediately added it to my TBR. Didn't even LOOK at the blurb (I assume there was one). I can't even look at the cover and not hear Elton John (and occasionally Phoebe from Friends) singing along. The chapter titles are all song lyrics, which is BEYOND awesome.
The beginning switches POV a lot, which didn't hold my interest. It was harder to relate to Sam when he's not the main character in the first half of the book.
There are some great moments (Ashley anyone?) and enough interest that I will continue with the series.
YES! To be fair to the print version, I'm sure its amazing too, but nothing beats the little bit of snark in Amanda's voice.
Everything. I love Jane and all of her friends, the trouble that they get into and her reactions to all of it.
I happen to love Dick Cheney. There I said it, and I'm not ashamed.... well, not really.
Absolutely. I was actually upset that this was all I could read (so far) But the new book Emerald Isle comes out soon, and I've already pre-ordered it.
YES!! Annino manages to pack a lot into her books. It didn't take days to listen to. There wasn't a lot of deep inner monologues (looking at you Kim Harrison!!) or descriptions that really aren't that pertinent.
That's the phrase that comes to mind when I think of this series. It has a little bit of everything to please everyone. Some romance, action, danger, a little witchcraft, crazy family. This would be a hilarious sit-com (minus the impending doom in each book).
I love the way Raphael says 'Elena' and everything he wants to say is included in that one word. Kudos Justine Eyre
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