Saturday, November 3, 2012

Book Review: The Witch Is Back

Author: H.P. Mallory
Title: The Witch Is Back
Publisher: Bantam
Publish Date: July 31, 2012
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back—or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs. Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right—like she’s stuck in a déjà vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time—and each other—to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster.

Review: H.P. Mallory is one of those authors I loved when she was self-published. Her Dulice O'Neill series is one of my favorites in the paranormal/urban fantasy genre.

Jolie Wilkins however doesn't do anything for me.

I read Witchful Thinking, and while I enjoyed it. It didn't make me say WOW! or anything like that.

This book reminded me there are some books that everyone loves, that just don't work for some people. This is one of those books, and probably one of those series.


Mallory hit the reset button with this one, allowing herself to rewrite the first book, only with Sinjin Sinclair as the hero that opens Jolie's eyes to her witchy nature, all the while telling her that Rand is the bad one. Not that Sinjin is really bad.

Mallory's reset button comes in the guise of time travel and it just doesn't work for me at all. Having read the previous book and knowing the characters as I do, this plotline felt like a cop out and it didn't move the story along at all. The threat of the Lurkers is still out there.

I doubt I'll follow this series any further than this book.

Rating: 2 flowers


Lover Of Romance said...

I really like your review and your honesty!! I have always liked this author and I have enjoyed this series except for this book, its the only one I didn't really like that much.

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