Harley Merlin 3: Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Harley Merlin Series, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How does one become an all-powerful Child of Chaos? 

That’s what Harley desperately needs to find out before her unhinged aunt raises the death toll.  

All she knows for sure is that magical kids are missing, and they somehow fit into Katherine Shipton’s grand scheme. Now that Harley is an official member of the San Diego Coven, she feels more responsible than ever for its protection - and that of the magical world.

But she’s got a whole lot more on her plate than that.  

There’s a traitor lurking within the Coven. She still yearns to know the secrets contained within her parents’ Grimoire. And there’s also the fact that she might actually have feelings for a certain stubborn, green-eyed dude.

All the while, Santana faces her own demons, with a magical Purge building within her and a crush on a boy with a dark side, one that might just lead them to real answers.

©2018 Bella Forrest (P)2019 Bella Forrest

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Drags on forever

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the Harley Merlin series. I really like the characters and the story line. What makes me crazy to the point of dropping the series is that the story is sooooooooooo slow that it is painful to listen. I listen for a while and literally have to set it aside and come back to it later when I have the energy to listen again. Perhaps the author should stop trying to drag the story line into too many books and pick up the pace, end the story line and start another equally interesting story line.

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Too slow moving!

I loved this storyline at the end of book one and was excited to hear more but this series moves at the pace of a soap opera and turned me off somewhat. You could completely skip book 2 or 3 or even both and still get the gist of the story, which means it’s too slow. Other than that, the plot is great but I’m not sure I’ll read book 4.

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Girl Talk Galore

Granted I'm not the YA audience this is targeted to, but I find myself rolling my eyes a lot at the overthinking girl talk involved in building these characters. I continue to listen to this series in order to find the answers to the questions posed in books 1 and 2, but I'm not sure for how much longer.

BUT the narrator continues to do a good job with the separate accents of each character. The material is no reflection on her.

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Stolen Magicals Continues the Adventure

I am puzzled by the grumpy reviews that say 'too long' or 'too short' or 'I am over this'. If you are, then walk away and let those of us who are fans of the world Bella Forrest has created for adventurous Harley and her 'rag team', enjoy the ride.

This is a world full of adventure, revelations, weird stuff and a dash of young love. There are spells that are dramatic, amazing, fun or downright creepy and if you thought about them too long you would realise that although the author has a light touch (reflected beautifully by the narrator) the story has all the drama of superhero movie.

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Losing Interest

I like the reader, and I want to know what happens next. I'm just feeling like the story is too strung out. So, I've started listening to other books. I've listened to 9 books, and I'm still not ready to give this series another try.

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A little slower than 1&2 but left me wanting more

***Some Spoilers***

Book 3 dragged a bit for me as a lot of time was given to the coupling of several characters. I kept finding myself screaming, “Just get on with it” over and over again. But when it finally got to the climactic scene toward the end, we finally met the crazy witch and got a glimpse of her powers. So now I find myself horribly disappointed that book 4 is not available yet on audible and now I have to find something new to keep me distracted.

Who is the Librarian? What can little Micah really do? Who is the mole? How is the Jin gonna screw with Santana? Lord! Get it. Hang through the sloooooow parts and you’ll still end up wanting more just like I did.

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Sigh

This book should have been part of the previous book. I found the who loves who parts to be very tedious. It would have been an excellent addition to book two. I think there was a lot of fluff added to make it a novel. I will give book four a try and hope all the stupid pairing up takes a back seat to the story.

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Awesome Storyline

I love this series and can’t get enough of it. I cannot put it down and I cannot wait for the next one. The person who speaks the parts is absolutely wonderful and I love how she can put like a different accent on everybody so you know exactly who’s actually speaking. I love her performance and I love this series.

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  • 11-15-19

Spoilers

I love Santana. I hope we get to hear more from her as the series goes on. This book was focused on everyone coupling up, and I'm so angry that Harley and Wade couldn't take that next step. Harley's so whiny, and I really hope this doesn't continue through to book 9. Fingers crossed they'll figure out their feelings for each other over the course of the next book so they can become a power couple, and take down Katherine.

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slow moving

99% of this book was "ohmigod! hes so cute!"
very little actually happens with the plot.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-12-19

Good but dragging

Great book. But still no story progression for harley and wade. This is dragging out to long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-19

Little plot

Not much plot development in this book. definitely cannot be read as a stand alone book. far too much chit chat and girly gossip.
saved by the fantastic narration

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  • Yazovich
  • 09-11-19

Book 3

More about American teenagers and their love drama than story in this book. The Storyline is moving very slowly and main information could have been summarised in a small chapter without missing out too much.

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  • Margie page
  • 07-14-20

Another good installment.

Things don't exactly start to clear themselves up in this one. You are left with more questions which can be frustrating. It seems santana and tatiana are the more intriguing ones, for myself, and I look forward to seeing how thwor story unfolds. I'm getting a little bored of harley. She's slow developing in all things, there's too much going on throughout book for attention to be kept on her and therefore becomes a boring character.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-17-20

Loved it

Brilliant- Definitely in my top 5 of best books 👌
Would highly recommend Harley Merlin. Can't wait to star book 4

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  • Kevin Phelan
  • 03-24-20

Great- all round!

More fast paced than the first two books in the series; really enjoyed! Loved Santana’s first person narrative!

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  • Tom
  • 03-07-20

loving it!

I can't stop listening to it it's hard to stop. I am loving the story line. it is getting a bit boring tho because it throwing information at you so it jus comes in one ear then out the other. I love Harley's foster family.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 08-03-19

Good underlying story

I am enjoying the story, and like the characters, but........ This series is starting to be a bit like Aunt Aggie's agony column! There's to much 'oh my goodness , will he know how hard my heart is thumping.?’ Etc etc, too be honest, the story doesn't need it and I don't need to know that the team members are pairing up romantically. ..........in detail!

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  • Mrs. C. J. Armstrong
  • 07-27-19

brilliant

absolutely loved it, couldn't stop listening. highly recommend all these books. hoping the whole series is on audio books.

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  • prmiaj
  • 07-26-19

Amazing books!

I love this series. Love the way the author sets the scene. The story running through is fabulous.

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  • Alecia
  • 07-10-19

Love this series!!

What a fantastic and enthralling series!! It just kept pulling us back in with the twists and turns!! !

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  • Captain Skurvy
  • 07-02-19

Good book and an excellent narrator

A good book with great characters Brough to like by the excellent Amanda Ronconi of Molly Harper an other excellent audible narrations fame. Worth a listen. Especially for Harry Potter fans and like books. Enjoy. ♿️🖖🇦🇺