Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Witchful Thinking by H.P. Mallory

2.5 to 3 stars

First off let's just say that if you have not read the Jolie series you will probably love this book. It is well written just as the others have been. But if you are a huge Mallory fan like us and have read and re-read all the books several times, then you will be disappointed. Long story short, this book was picked up by a publishing house mid series. Instead of backtracking and purchasing the previous books, this book rehashes what happened. Like we said, this is good if you are new to the series, but down right boring if you are not. The re-telling was done mainly through a diary that Jolie wrote. We both feel very strongly that the diary was not our favorite. We tended to skim them for important information then moved on. We also fealt that the rehashing could have ended much sooner. So much time was spent on Jolie considering what might have been that she lost something in the dynamics of her character. It wasn't until chapter 12 that the old, kick-butt Jolie returned. This is when the story, for us, truly begins.

Don't get us wrong, we didn't hate the book nor will this stop us from reading on in the series. We did love Sinjin and the delicious twist he adds to the series. The ending was awesome and still has us curious of what will come next. We loved the part where Rand finally gets his act together and makes a decison as it pertains to Jolie...but is it already too late? Love that twist!!

In the end let's just say the book was just a little too long in getting to the main point for us.

Happy Reading
Kiki & Jules

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