Absolutely. The story is outstanding the characters have a pulse or not but you care for them none the less. I must admit I didn't see some of the plot points coming. This makes the listen all the more enjoyable.
The wittiness of Iris. There is just something about the skill in which Molly Harper invests into her female protagonists. They have heart, spunk, ingenuity and resourcefulness that tells me that if I had the opportunity to meet any of these wonderful woman including Iris, we would be instant friends.
Amanda allows her voice to more than speak the words. She brings passion, mystery and sometimes just plain silliness that I adore. I have loved every last one of her portrayals in Molly Harper's books.
Not every day sucks!
If you find this book enjoyable than I would recommend all of the Harper books in the Nice Girls Don't series and Driving Mr. Dead. Ms. Ronconi brings life to the delightful words that Ms. Harper has penned with grace and finesse.
Short & Sweet: I don’t get what the hoopla was about this book. One of my pet peeves where a character says in narration that the “meaning of this event would come clear later” happens numerous times in this book. Unfortunately I would prefer to have my nearly 9 hours back instead of having read this book but I’m obviously in the minority.
I purchased Darkfever and nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.
Yes the story is charming and I just loved the mix of magic in New York.
When Katie discovers who is the CEO.
Eva does a wonderful job with all the characters and there was a bucket load for her to remember including all of Katie's friends, few guys that Katie runs across and all of her old and new work collegues.
This book was a true delight and allowed me to keep focused on my work while I was listening to this book.
I don’t know about you but every know and again I need a book that is light and fun with a dash of snarky. One of my favorites is Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow series and this book came up as similar plus I had Audible credits burning a hole in my pocket so I thought I’d give it a whirl. And I’m pleased that I did.
The first book revolves around Katie Chandler discovering not only that there are magical beings all around her but that she has something that Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc or MSI needs which is individuals that have no magic. This skill allows them to see hidden clauses in contracts, fake spells and even someone that has been cloaked by magic.
Meanwhile she is trying to deal with the fact that at her new job she can see all the magic around her that magical people can’t and she wants to do well at her job and finds the head of Research and Development not only shy but a man she really wants to get to know.
This story is fresh and was a delightful change of pace from the other paranormal and contemporary books that have currently been part of my reading list over the past 6 months or so. This is truly a story that I would have no hesitation in recommending to my grandmother or a teenager that wanted a little romance but nothing over the top. The story is charming in its sweetness and caused me to jump right into book 2, Once Upon Stilettos, as soon as the last word was spoken on my iPhone.
This was my first chance to listen to Eva Wilhelm narrate and she did an outstanding job with all the characters and there were a bucket load. I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for other books that she narrates. She keeps the characters voices through out the entire story and made listening to the 10+ hours a true delight.
Final Thoughts: This is a definite book to pick up if you are looking for a change of pace. Yes there is a great story and mystery that weaves its way through out the novel but it easily captures your attention and had me grinning or giggling to myself a number of times as I worked. This would also be a great mother/daughter/grand daughter book. There is enough of suspense and laugh out loud moments that it would also be a great book for a book club. This should be added to your To Be Read/Listened to list and I know I enjoyed the audio version immensely.
This is a solid book even if a little on the light side. Author did make me question Jane's choices numerous times through out the story. The basic premise of whether you can believe everything you see and hear when you are living in a make believe world was intriguing.
I would. Sometimes a light read on a rainy day is just what the doctor ordered. The idea of a location to play out an Austen drama is intriguing however I can live with out the corsets.
Katherine does a lovely job making you believe in the characters and especially the quirkiness of our heroine. Delightful job.
I nearly did. Started listening to this novel on a trip out of town and then finished it on a rainy Sunday. I had to know how it finished.
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