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A Little Night Magic Audiobook

A Little Night Magic

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Publisher's Summary

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories. Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends... but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed.

As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side - and in the cross fire. Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her?

©2012 Lucy March (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Desarae 12-03-13
    Desarae 12-03-13 Member Since 2017

    Designer. Aviation Enthusiast. Fitness Instructor. Love books. Prefer long series with happy endings in mystery, comedy, fantasy, & romance.

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    "A surprise. A story of Magic and Betrayal."

    This story will take you by surprise. Trust no one. The main character is innocent, bright, and full of dumb decisions. The villain will be someone she least suspects, you may or may not see it coming. This is a short tale of mystery, a fun sort of wistful magic, and a few moving life lessons of friendship & bad decisions.

    This is a modern tale of a waitress coming into her own.

    If you enjoy this book you may also enjoy: All books by Deborah Geary (her witch series is phenomenal), A winter witch, Born Wicked, Forbidden, A thinking Women's Guide to Real Magic, Tarnished and Torn, Scent of Magic, Maria V. Snyder's books, One Good Knight by Mercede Lackey.

    I enjoyed the author and the book.

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    Bryonna Atlanta, GA, United States 09-16-13
    Bryonna Atlanta, GA, United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A cute, light read"
    Where does A Little Night Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top twenty


    What other book might you compare A Little Night Magic to and why?

    Perhaps Bailey Cates' Brownies and Broomsticks as you have a girl who finds out she's a witch. Sort of similar in that respect.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Amanda is excellent at bringing the story to life. You can tell she really enjoyed reading it and there are some infliction she added that made certain lines funnier that I might not have added in my own head.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story of her family and finding out what happened with them.


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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 09-14-13 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Little Night Magic made me giggle"

    Read on August 02, 2013


    Listened to for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 4.00
    Story Rating: 3.75
    Character Rating: 4.25

    Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought When Finished: Really enjoyed A Little Night Magic! It reminded me a little of the Molly Harper books.

    Story Thoughts: A Little Night Magic made me giggle, cheer, twist my hands, and root for the bad "guy" to get freaking caught. I listened to it in one day and even got my stepmom listening to it for her trip. This was a great combination of romance and mystery. It was just flat out FUN!

    Character Thoughts: I *heart* the girlfriends in this story! Olivia was a spit-fire who just happened to have a long standing unrequited crush. Her solution was to go to Ireland. Is it any wonder that I loved her? She didn't quite make it there but you have to love the gumption. I also liked her friends Peach and Stacy. I liked that they weren't perfect and each had very unique personalities. I can't wait to hear more about them as the series continues. As far as Tobias--it took awhile for me to warm up to him as a love interest but I loved him as a "cook" (well and his other job). Overall these were easy to like characters that make you want to know more about Nodaway Falls.

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins

    I love Amanda Ronconi! Seriously she just rocks the quirky like no one's business. She does great with sarcasm, wit, and characters that just need to sparkle. She is hands down one of my favorite narrators!

    Final Thoughts: I recommend A Little Night Magic for those looking for a fun mystery read with just the right touch of magic!

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    Erin - Audible Jersey City, NJ 06-26-13
    Erin - Audible Jersey City, NJ 06-26-13 Member Since 2010

    Nothing I love more than a well-rounded character and intense plot.

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    "Unserious light fantasy"

    A Little Night Magic is a great, sweet story about discovering yourself in situations you couldn't imagine, and finding love when it smacks you in the face.

    Amanda Ronconi's narration is fun; she goes seamlessly between all the characters, and you believe her smart old lady characters. They're where it's at!

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    Liz 06-10-13
    Liz 06-10-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Cute"

    Not heavy on the plot but a little bit of light entertainment well written. Easy to listen to and easy to enjoy.

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    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-01-13
    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "B+ rating..."

    This was such a fun book with such an interesting world....both they mystical side and the small town side. The book opens with Liv unhappy with her life. She's been in love with Tobias for years and he doesn't want anything more than friendship. Her father abandoned her mother early in Liv's life and her mother never recovered from that heartache. She was a shell of a woman and Liv can honestly foresee that in her future, so she's decided she has to do something drastic to change things....she's moving to Europe. But then a strange woman comes into the diner where Liv works and EVERYTHING about her life changes. No longer can she say she leads a boring life, but she's soon wishing that she did as everything she holds dear, most especially this small town that she loves is in danger.

    The most honest thing you can say about this book is that NOTHING is as it first appears...except the true feelings between Tobias and Liv. Yes, he's holding her at arm's length, but as a reader you can see how much he doesn't want to be doing that. Honestly, I'd say his feelings for Liv were even stronger than hers. It's painful to watch the two of them together...but this is a romance novel, so there's hope there too. I loved that Liv was so normal...she's every woman you know, with hopes and dreams and worries about her life. As her magic comes in, she finds new friends....Gibson, OMG!! I loved the little snippets in the story with her and Gibson. So sweet and it just shows what a wonderfully caring person she truly is. I loved that you could see Tobias's true feelings even when he's pushing her away. The mystery behind him was awesome and definitely kept me reading. You have to love a mysterious bad-boy and Tobias is one of the best I've ever read.

    There's a whole slew of characters here and so many of them were amazing. I'm not going to detail each of them (although I'm really tempted to) because then I might tip you off to some of the twists and turns in the story line. Just know, it is a great cast of characters. And honestly, this is where the narrator in this book shone! Wow, she was awesome with her inflections and she managed to give each character such a wonderfully different voice. I loved her voices. Seriously, the narrator on this book was incredible!!

    I'll admit, I keep debating going and buying the print copy of it just because I love that cover so much...seriously fun!! And I will definitely be looking forward to more in this series and from this author!

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    CAS 05-11-13
    CAS 05-11-13
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    "It's a romance novel, what do you expect?"

    Normal romance novel. Not as funny as some, not as strong of a story line or characters as some, but ok for escapism.

    I'm not such a huge fan of the magic/lost family/secret skills plot devices, but romance novels have to be about something, don't they? And yes, I do like romance novels. I like to escape, and laugh. This one was ok. None of the characters needed to be smacked senseless by the reader/listener, which is good for something, isn't it?

    Wow, that was lukewarm... :)

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    Amazon Customer HARRISBURG, PA, United States 04-28-13
    Amazon Customer HARRISBURG, PA, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "annoying"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Eliminate the main character


    What could Lucy March have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I'm not even sure.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I loved them


    Any additional comments?

    One of my biggest pet peeves is a week main female charater. I seriously considered not finishing, it was that bad. The only thing that saved this book for me was the narration.

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    Kemo's Mom 04-19-13
    Kemo's Mom 04-19-13
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    "Entertaining but not a must read..."
    Would you try another book from Lucy March and/or Amanda Ronconi?

    I would try another book from either one.


    Would you recommend A Little Night Magic to your friends? Why or why not?

    It is an entertaining book and I would probably recommend it to a friend who is interested in "magic" stories. The narration was good but the story itself was only 3 stars. It would not be my first recommentation but it would be on the list.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Amanda portrayed Liv and Davina really well.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not. Usually movies based on the book lose something in the translation and this book, while entertaining on my commute, was not a must read.


    Any additional comments?

    Liv could have been a great character, but she made some unrealistically stupid decisions. I thought this detracted from the quality of the story.

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    Patricia OWOSSO, MI, United States 04-16-13
    Patricia OWOSSO, MI, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow! How disappointing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The only way this book could have been a 4 or 5 star experience is if it were written by a different author. The plot was mediocre, and the author clearly didn't know what to do with it. Half way through the book, I began cheering for the enemy. Part of me wanted her to lose just out of sheer frustration. I mean, come on, if the heroine was that stupid, she deserved to lose.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Ronconi’s performances?

    Sure, my review has nothing to do with the narrator. She can only read what's written on the pages.


    What character would you cut from A Little Night Magic?

    The heroine, Olivia. I would replace her with someone who had a little common sense. And maybe a brain.


    Any additional comments?

    The only saving grace is the last 2 chapters of the book. It gained a star from my original 1-star rating.

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