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  • Blood Mage

  • Dark Impulse, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Erin Bateman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 456

It’s been 12 years since Jack Masterson last set foot on Lestaron Island. Fresh out of college and lacking a clear direction in life, he’s been asked by his aunt and uncle to travel back to the place he once called home to settle his recently deceased grandfather’s estate. Jack has little to look forward to in regard to his return, outside of a chance to reacquaint himself with Katie, his childhood friend and former crush. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • some good parts, but overall bad

  • By TalkinTruth on 11-04-18

some good parts, but overall bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

so, somewhat spoiler alert....

do we imagine a small Nantucket sized island is going to have a large number of muggers? i mean, muggings sort of rely on anonymity. who mugged you? George.

also, a deputy runs away and leaves main character in a bind because of monsters. he's mocked for it. no actual consequences.... no follow up. like hey, I know I left you fighting a missing person, what happened with that? he's not brought in for questioning after the fact. apparently case closed.

plus, there is a formula that makes you resistant to vamp powers. vampires are out to get you. why aren't you swilling that shit on the daily?

becoming a vamp makes your junk bigger... that was stupid and unnecessary.

maybe a vamp in the house... let me go change into my tight leather cat suit.

vamp on the loose, but I'm unwilling to let it affect my personal life.... so date night!

you are being plagued by blood lust and the regular kind of lust? meet me at the gym where I teach yoga for a pep talk. gasp! were you eyeing my friends!!!! I am shocked and disappointed!

too much makes no sense.

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  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel

  • By: Disney Press, A. W. Jantha
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Shortly after moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's 17-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest vile scheme.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • These characters deserved SO much more!

  • By Edie on 08-29-18

Despite efforts to seem like a modernization its just blah

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Despite efforts to seem like a modernization its just blah. It reads like lots of cool parts of other stories brought together in a horrible mashup.